Committed to Ongoing Education for Canadian Foot Care Nurses

Updated September, 2014

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Nursing Foot Care Courses in Canada

DISCLAIMER

  • The following listing of foot care courses is for informational purposes only.
  • CAFCN does not endorse any of these courses or have any influence over curriculum, course material, educational outcomes or acceptance for billing and insurance purposes.
  • All nurses are advised to evaluate their own learning needs and to choose educational activity that meets the standards of their governing nursing body.
  • Requirement needed to obtain 3rd party billing status or a foot care provider authorization number vary from province to province and are different for individual insurance providers.
  • All nurses are advised to verify ahead of time that any course that they take will enable them to meet the local requirements and needs in their area of planned practice.

If you would like to see a foot care course listed here, please forward an email to the appropriate provincial advisor.

Courses

Eastern (NL, NS, NB, PEI)

Basic, Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care  
Institution or Organization Foot Care Nova Scotia
Location Various Regions of Nova Scotia
Admission Requirements RNs and LPNs (actively licensed)
Method of Delivery Classroom and practicum
Theory Hours 40 hours
Practical Experience Hours 28 hours
Credit Certificate of Completion - must attend all sessions
Email rilla@ns.sympatico.ca or apetten@ns.sympatico.ca
Phone 902-453-0654 and 902-453-2737
Address 2 Cascade Drive, Halifax, NS B3M 1Z3
Basic Foot Care Workshop  
Institution or Organization Foot Care Nova Scotia
Location Various Regions of Nova Scotia
Admission Requirements RNs and LPNs (actively licensed)
Method of Delivery Classroom with practicum
Theory Hours 6 hours
Practical Experience Hours 2 hours
Credit Certificate of Completion
Email rilla@ns.sympatico.ca or apetten@ns.sympatico.ca
Phone 902-453-0654 and 902-453-2737
Address 2 Cascade Drive, Halifax, NS B3M 1Z3
Nursing Assessment for Foot Care  
Institution or Organization Foot Care Nova Scotia
Location Various Regions of Nova Scotia
Admission Requirements RNs and LPNs (actively licensed) who have taken ‘Basic Foot Care Workshop'
Method of Delivery Classroom with practicum
Theory Hours 2.5 hours
Practical Experience Hours 1.5 hours
Credit Certificate of Completion
Email rilla@ns.sympatico.ca or apetten@ns.sympatico.ca
Phone 902-453-0654 and 902-453-2737
Address 2 Cascade Drive, Halifax, NS B3M 1Z3
Foot Care Management Refresher  
Institution or Organization Senior Watch Inc. & Care-Ed Learning
Location 33 Hanover Street, Saint John, NB
Admission Requirements Previous Foot Care Management Certificate and Active License
Method of Delivery Classroom instruction and practicum
Theory Hours 10 hours
Practical Experience Hours 3 hours
Credit N/A
Website www.seniorwatch.com
Email train@seniorwatch.com
Phone 506-634-8906 or Toll Free 1-800-561-2463
Address 33 Hanover Street, Saint John, NB E2L 3G1
(see also our event Oct 20-24/14)

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Central (QC, ON)

Foot Care Nurse EDUCATOR Program  
Institution or Organization Foot Care Kingston
Locations Theory and mentorship in your own community. Clinical is held twice a year in Kingston, Ontario, but can also be available at other community colleges across Canada.
Admission Requirements Current nursing licence (RN, LPN or RPN); prerequisites are listed on our website
Method of Delivery Distance/Online Education, Mentorship Program and Clinical
Theory Hours 40 hours
Practical Experience Hours 160 hours (monthly teleconferences, assignments, mentorship and clinical)
Credit 200 hour 'Certificate of Achievement' is awarded to nurses that meet all minimum course requirements and pass all assignments
Website www.footcarekingston.com
Email Cindy Lazenby: cindy@footcarekingston.com
Phone Please send an email to set up a phone appointment
Address P.O. Box #44, Camden East, ON K0K 1J0
Foot Care Nurse Program  
Institution or Organization Foot Care Kingston
Locations Theory and mentorship in your own community. Clinical held in different locations across Canada and the main location in Kingston, Ontario.
Admission Requirements Current nursing licence (RN, LPN or RPN); extensive computer/internet prerequisites listed on our website.
Method of Delivery Distance/Online Education, Mentorship Program and Clinical
Theory Hours 80 hours (14 online assignments, 14 taped webinars)
Practical Experience Hours 40 hours (2 day mentorship = 4 day clinical)
Credit 120 hour 'Certificate of Achievement' is awarded to nurses that meet all minimum course requirements
Website www.footcarekingston.com
Email cindy@footcarekingston.com
Phone 1-613-378-6086
Address P.O. Box #44, Camden East, ON K0K 1J0
Advanced Nursing Foot care Certificate  
Institution or Organization College of Health Studies
Location Brampton, ON
Admission Requirements Current nursing license RN /RPN or LPN, criminal reference check for the vulnerable sector, hepatitis B vaccine, TB Mantoux skin test, membership with RNAO or RPNAO or nursing association in your province for liability insurance. If not member you be expected to obtain liability insurance.
Method of Delivery Classroom, in class lab, clinical placement at a diabetic clinic, 20 case studies, distance/on line education and final foot care exam.
Theory Hours 45 hours = 10 hours pre-study plus 35 hours classroom.
Practical Experience Hours For in class on site practical, 8 hours practical in the diabetic foot care clinic, plus 20 case studies using the advanced high risk nursing assessment, the nursing process, completed with before and after pictures of your foot care treatment. (Please note each complete case study duration varies between 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes. For nurses who are completing the program online, you will be expected to complete 20 case studies with before and after pictures of your treatment, using the high risk nursing assessment, the nursing process, if possible shadow a foot care nurse in your community for 1 day. If not possible to shadow a foot care nurse in your community, you may partner with a foot care nurse at the schools at the onsite foot clinic for a day.)
Credit Advanced Nursing foot care Certificate. Tax receipt for total tuition fee paid. Reimbursement of up to $1500 if member of the nursing associations in Ontario for tuition fee paid
Website www.collegeofhealthstudies.com
Email info@collegeofhealthstudies.com
Phone 905-452-8139 or 905-965-1966
Address 18 Queen Street East, Brampton, ON L6V 1A2

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Western (MB, SK, AB, BC)

Advanced Nursing Foot Care Practises  
Institution or Organization Heel Your Sole Foot Care
Location Moose Jaw, SK
Admission Requirements Actively licensed nurse in good standing with regulatory body
Method of Delivery Pre-study, instructed theory in a classroom and clinical practice
Theory Hours 64 hours
Practical Experience Hours 28 hours
Credit 92 hours
Website www.heelyoursolefootcare.ca
Email breewright@sasktel.net
Phone 306-684-0723
Address 253 Stadacona St. W., Moose Jaw, SK, S6H 1Z4
Foot Care Modulalities for the Eldery Person  
Institution or Organization Continuing Education and Development for Nurses, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
Location Saskatoon and other locations throughout Saskatchewan
Admission Requirements LPN/RN/RPN
Method of Delivery Combined distance self-study and workshop format with theory and practice incorporated. Podiatrists lead the workshop.
Theory Hours 24 hours
Practical Experience Hours 12 hours
Credit Non-credit Certificate of completion awarded with successful exam results
Website www.usask.ca/nursing/cedn
Email info.cedn@usask.ca
Phone 306-966-8363
Address PO Box 60000 RPO University, Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8
Foot Care Management for Nurses  
Institution or Organization Devon Foot Care
Locations Selected nursing facilities in Edmonton
Admission Requirements Current LPN or RN or RPN with proof of licensure
Method of Delivery Along with Foot Care Nurse instructors, this course includes additional medical presenters to provide education on their area of expertise and how it applies to foot care nursing (i.e. Diabetic Educator, certified Pedorthist). Training is also provided on Instrument Management; specifically sterilization protocols as per Alberta Health & Wellness standards of practice for foot care professionals (steps in instrument reprocessing with the autoclave). A pre-test as well as a written exam is required for successful completion of the course
Theory Hours 15 hours Pre-study plus 40 hours classroom
Practical Experience Hours 14 hours
Credit 55 hour Certificate of completion awarded with successful exam results
Website www.devonfootcare.com
Email training@devonfootcare.com
Phone 780-987-2273 or Toll Free 1-888-660-3338
Address P.O. Box 5482, Devon, AB, T9G 1Y2
Foot Care Nursing  
Institution or Organization Vancouver Community College
Location Downtown Campus - 250 W Pender St., Vancouver, BC
Admission Requirements Current LPN, RPM or RN License
Method of Delivery In-class and clinical practicum
Theory Hours 21 (note: this will increase to 24 in January 2015)
Practical Experience Hours 14 (note: this will increase to 16 in January 2015)
Credit non-credit course; statement of completion
Website www.vcc.ca/programscourses/courses/foot-care-nursing-hlth-1197
Email csauve@vcc.ca
Phone 604.871.7000 x8674
Address Vancouver Community College Continuing Studies
250 W Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1S9

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Northern (YK, NWT, NNT)

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