Confederation College is an education provider for Foot Canada Training’s Foot Care Nurse (FCN) program.
Foot Canada Training is a nursing foot care education company that supports nationwide education opportunities by offering online Foot Care Nurse and Educator training, and by providing Foot Care Nurse Educators, health agencies and post-secondary institutions access to our curriculum for clinical courses and advanced skills workshops. Curriculum is peer-reviewed, current and meets the standards set by the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses' National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada. Foot Canada Training is dedicated to promoting the advancement of standardized and accessible Foot Care Nurse education in accordance with best practice guidelines.
The Foot Canada Training’s FCN Program is designed to be completed in 2 parts.
The Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course (FCN Theory) provides a theoretical foundation for nurses preparing for a career in nursing foot care, or who are looking to expand the scope of their nursing skills.
Each applicant must hold a current non-restricted Nursing Registration/License (temporary or full) from a Canadian territory or province.
This 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. 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 the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017). Students are expected to complete online quizzes and view pre-recorded slide presentations from their work/home computer.
Applicants are recommended to start the Foot Care Nurse Clinical course within 12 months of achieving a passing grade from the FCN Theory course.
The Foot Care Nurse Clinical course is designed for nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) 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 course uses the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards and teaches a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum, which follows current best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice.
This course provides in-person clinical foot care nurse skills development and mentorship. Together, both the FCN Theory and FCN Clinical courses are designed to prepare participants to function as a Foot Care Nurse within a health care team.
Minimum and maximum participant requirements
The FCN Clinical course will be offered with a minimum number of students and a maximum of 12 students (possible flexibility on this criteria may be extended). A waitlist will be maintained for any students wishing to register after the course maximum has been reached.
Please read the FCN Clinical Course Outline and visit the FCN Clinical page of the Foot Canada Training website for more information about FCN clinical.
The clinical 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 clinical with Confederation College, please contact Continuing Education by email [email protected].
When and how to register
Contact mailto:[email protected]. If course is waitlisted please call 1-807-475-6550 as a spot may become available.
Includes Theory, Textbook and Clinical $3,152.70
Clinical Tuition only $2,147.00
Equipment and Supplies paid separately TBA
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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 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.
Tuition Refund, Course Cancelation & Waitlist Policy
The FCN Clinical at Confederation College will only run if there is sufficient interest. You will be notified by email or phone if the course is cancelled. Full course fees will be refunded if the course is cancelled by Confederation College. In the event that the course fills nurses will be placed on a waitlist in the order (by date) in which they have applied. We will do our best to let nurses know as soon as a spot opens up.
Note: should you wish to withdrawal, any tuition received is non-refundable (unless we can fill your spot), as activities and expenses were made on your behalf from the date of receipt.
Learn how to begin your educational journey by visiting our Getting Started page.
Potential for specialization in several areas of foot care nursing including private practice and clinics.