One Step Foot Care Training requires that all nurses registering for this course understand that this course is a two-part course. Part 1: Foot Care Nurse Theory Course and Part 2: Onsite FCN Clinical course.
Online Foot Care Nurse Theory Course is designed for nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) new to foot care, or for experienced Foot Care Nurses who wish to update their knowledge and skills. This curriculum is based on current best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice, including the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017).
Students are expected to complete readings from the course textbook, perform online multiple-choice quizzes, and view pre-recorded slide presentations from their personal computer.
Each student will have access to one-on-one mentoring with the instructor during their Theory course in order to ensure that they are receiving the maximum benefit from the material.
After successfully completing the FCN Theory course, nurses new to foot care must complete clinical training in order to work as a Foot Care Nurse.
FCN Theory- Applicants must start the FCN Clinical course within 12 months of achieving a passing grade from the FCN Theory course.
Students are expected to obtain the following:
The Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course is a 43 hour+/5 day mentorship and clinical course for nurses who have successfully completed the Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course and are ready to practice their Foot Care Nurse skills onsite with the guidance and supervision of a Foot Care Nurse Educator.
The curriculum for FCN Clinical was developed by Foot Canada Training and is taught by a Licensed Education Provider.
*It is expected that students will NOT have trimmed their own toenails for approximately one month prior to commencing as we will be practising on ourselves first.
This portion of the course will be taught in a nursing lab or foot care clinical setting and will cover all advanced nursing foot care skills required to complete FCN Clinical, including: risk assessments, treatment, development of individualized treatment plans, referrals, and health education. Students will be guided to simulate step by step practical hands-on skills on 2 volunteer clients each (minimum).
Mentorship (approximately 3 hours)- Students will observe their FCN Clinical Lead Educator or one of the FCN Clinical Preceptors performing 2 nursing foot care clinical appointments (minimum). These mentorship hours will be completed during the hours of the FCN Clinical.
Clinical Skills (approximately 18 hours) – This portion of the course is offered in a clinical care setting and provides students with clinical experience with 10 -13 volunteer clients (minimum).
Course Location: Various locations in Kelowna, BC
It is expected that nurses participating in this course will:
Nurses who fail to adhere to the above, resulting in safety and/or ethical concerns, may be removed from the course at the Educator’s discretion and marked as Incomplete.
Re-entry to the course may or may not be possible based on the Educator’s recommendations. Remedial assignment(s) and additional fees may be applicable.
Each student is to bring a printed copy of the following on the first day of class:
When and how to register:
Students must register for the FCN Course through the website.
The online theory course is an ongoing registration process and applicants can begin at any time. Students are provided a 6-month window by which to complete the content at their own pace and is meant to allow flexibility for the student.
FCN Clinical courses run on a first-come, first-served basis and require a minimum number of students per class.
Once students have reached Module 9 (of 11 Modules), students are encouraged to secure their space in the upcoming FCN Clinical courses, on a conditional basis. Please see the Refunds, Conditional Acceptance and Course Cancellation Policy below for further information.
Minimum and maximum participants requirements:
Minimum 2 students
Maximum 6 students
Possible flexibility on these criteria may be extended. A waitlist will be maintained for any nurse wishing to register after the program’s maximum has been reached.
Should you wish to withdraw, note that tuition received is non-refundable and cannot be deferred. Tuition is allocated towards course expenses from the date of receipt, including room bookings, team hires and coordinating pre-course activities such as volunteer client bookings, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to attend this course in its entirety for the dates and times registered to receive their final mark and certificate.
Applicants currently registered in the FCN Theory course and meeting all other course prerequisites will be accepted to this course on a conditional basis that they successfully complete the FCN Theory course and provide a copy of their certificate prior to the start of the FCN Clinical course. If the applicant does not pass the FCN Theory course prior to the start of the FCN Clinical course, the applicant will be provide with a choice to receive a refund for FCN Clinical or defer their tuition to the next available FCN Clinical.
One Step Foot Care reserves the right to reschedule the FCN Clinical course due to low enrolment or any other unexpected reason. Students will be informed in advance of any changes and offered options for rescheduling.
Food & Drink – Students are responsible for their own food and drinks each day.
Costs for accommodation & travel to and from clinical and mentorship locations
Parking (if any)
Requests outside of normal course activities or outside of educational, technical, and administrative support schedules or activities as per the course outline (such as requests for remedial assignments, course transcripts, third party correspondence, letters, etc.).
Students are expected to arrive at clinical with a printed (or electronic) copy of the following:
We protect client and student information with appropriate safeguards and security measures. One Step Foot Care Inc. maintains personal information in a combination of paper and electronic files. Recent paper records concerning individual personal information are stored in files kept onsite at our office. Older records are shredded and removed by a secure, bonded shredding company.
Our computer systems are password secured and constructed in such a way that only authorized individuals can access secure systems and databases.
Access to personal information will be authorized only for the employees associated with One Step Foot Care Inc, and other agents who require access in the performance of their duties, and to those otherwise authorized by law.
All client information obtained is confidential and consents are signed prior to all treatments.
Client confidentiality is a must. No cell phone photos allowed during teaching. All phones must be shut off and only used during break times.
Scrubs/uniforms and closed toe and heel shoes, hair up and off shoulders and face.
Short, clean fingernails. No acrylics, please.
Bring your smile! You will have lots of fun learning new skills.
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