Confederation College is an education partner for Foot Care Kingston’s Foot Care Nurse (FCN) course.
The Foot Care Nurse (FCN) course is designed for nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) new to foot care and for experienced Foot Care Nurses who wish to update their knowledge and skills. The course follows a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum. This curriculum is based on current Best Practice Guidelines and evidence-based practice, including competencies from the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017), which are integrated as exit competencies to the course.
This course has an online theoretical component (FCN Part 1) and an in-person clinical mentorship component (FCN Part 2) and is designed to prepare participants to function as a Foot Care Nurse within a health care team.
FCN Part 2 (Clinical) is the mentorship and clinical component of the FCN course where students practice their Foot Care Nurse skills. The curriculum for Part 2 was developed by Foot Care Kingston and is administered by Foot Care Kingston and its education partners in select locations across Canada. Each location uses the same standardized peer-reviewed education guidelines and this FCN Part 2 Course Outline.
Students can apply for FCN Part 2 at any time after having started FCN Part 1. Part 1 of the FCN course is offered online by Foot Care Kingston and is a prerequisite to start Part 2. Please read the FCN Part 1 Course Outline and Appendix A and visit the FCN 1 (Theory) page of the Foot Care Kingston website for more information on this part of the course and to register.
FCN Part 2 (Clinical) Dates
Confederation College offers the in-person clinical mentorship component (FCN Part 2) of this course in Thunder Bay, on the following dates:
- 2019 we will not be offering Part 2, please visit Foot Care Kingston for alternate part 2 locations
- 2020 spring dates TBA
For further details about FCN Part 2 at Confederation College, including our education team profile and additional location-specific details, please review our Policies and Procedures Manual.
We strongly encourage all interested students to apply for FCN Part 2 during their first month of participating in FCN Part 1. The Part 2 component of the Foot Care Nurse course runs on a ‘first come, first served basis’ and requires a minimum number of students per class. For more information about FCN Part 2 with Confederation College, please contact Continuing Education (807) 475-6550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various sources for financial aid may be available for students, depending on your province of residence. For more information about resources in your province, please visit RNAO and RPNAO websites. The Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario also has a list of available awards and scholarships noted on their website. Nurses from different communities, provinces and territories have reported being entitled to up to $2500 in subsidies to attend our courses. Check your local community, province or territory agencies for more details. For example, some students have received funding from their employers, nursing associations, First Nations community, agricultural subsidies, Veterans Affairs and the Blue Cross Program as applicable to their circumstances.
Potential for specialization in several areas of foot care nursing including private practice and clinics.