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Learn, Discover, and Become A Foot Care Nurse

It would be very hard for me to pinpoint one thing that I liked most about the course as it was a very dynamic and multifaceted experience from the Zoom meetings, clinic environment, clientele, mentorship, and person​al insight into my professional future goals.

My facilitator Michelle De Grandmont went above and beyo​nd to connect with me personally and professionally to provide the best clinical experience, and I am very grateful for the opportunities she provided and suggested. 

Ottawa Student May 2021

I was amazed that Michelle and her team were able to locate a Nurse Preceptor 55 Minutes from my home. My nurse preceptor Caroline was amazing. She was patient and understanding. I saw so many patients during our four days together! When Clinical was was complete I got a job working with Caroline right away!

Soft Soles was amazing making me feel so welcome into the Foot Care Nurse Team! I am so happy I took the Ottawa Clinical Preceptor Opportunity. - 

Preceptor Student August 2​021

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Michelle,

Thank you for the policy and procedure program. I feel like I am ready to not only finally get my policies up to date but to face the pandemic now. I am so glad I took your foot care training. I am prepared and confident that I was following best practices.  

THANK YOU SO MUCH

Cathy 

RN, Foot Care Nurse

Thanks again Michelle, the course was sooo helpful, I feel more confident about planning to see my first home care patients next week! Your course on anatomy review  is so straightforward and easy to follow.

I really liked being able to hear how to pronounce the words and the review really pulled it all together for me.  

Paula

RPN, Foot Care Nurse

Thanks for the course. It was informative, clear and easy to follow. I felt confident at the end.  the components to teach myAs a new nurse it is hard to know what to say to patients . Now I feel a lot more confident! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Mary 

RN, Foot Care Nurse

Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course Outline 

Total Hours: 43 (Not including lunches and breaks)

This course provides in-person clinical foot care nurse skills development and mentorship. Together, both the Foot Care Nurse Theory and Foot Care Nurse Clinical courses are designed to prepare participants to function as a Foot Care Nurse within a health care team.

Clinical Performance Standards

The 7 Domains of CAFCN’s National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) are used as Clinical Performance Standards for Foot Care Nurse Clinical. 

Clinical Performance Standards consist of the minimum set of skills and knowledge required to competently practise as a Foot Care Nurse.


This course emphasizes professional accountability through resourceful and self-directed learning. 

Skills and knowledge will be evaluated by the student, their peers and the Educator.


Evaluation is continuous and will consist of formative and summative methods, including step-by-step guided-learning exercises and return demonstrations. There will be an emphasis on self-evaluation with the use of a personal learning plan, pre and post-tests and reflective practice.


All students must develop a Personal Learning Plan with S.M.A.R.T. goals on exit from the FCN Clinical course that includes Clinical Performance Standards for which they did not receive a full mark.

FCN Clinical Lesson Plan (43hrs)

Mentorship (3 hours)

Students will observe their Foot Care Clinical Lead Educator or one of the Foot Care Clinical Preceptors performing 2 nursing foot care clinical appointments. These mentorship hours are to be completed during the hours of the Foot Care Clinical.


Advanced Nursing Foot Care Skills (21.5 hours)

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 Foot Care 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.


Clinical Skills (18.5 hours)

This portion of the course is offered in a clinical care setting and provides students with clinical experience with 10 -13 volunteer clients, per student group.

Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Policies & Procedures

The Foot Care Nurse Clinical course (formerly FCN Part 2) 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 practise 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.


Printable Version of the Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Policies & Procedures available upon request.


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.

Contact Information

Michelle De Grandmont R.P.N.

 Owner, Operator and Foot Care Educator

[email protected]

613.621.0012

Tuition

How much is tuition?

$2,187.87 +700.50( equipment)+HST = $2,979.43 (includes all PPE, sterile instruments for patient care, handouts).

Depending on class size and timing students may also learn, Compression Fitting, ABI's, Scalpel Use, Nail Bracing, Padding and Strapping.


What is included in tuition?

• 43 hours of clinical (24 hours of advanced nursing foot care skills, 16 hours of clinical practice skills and 3 hours of mentorship).

• A certificate of completion on successfully meeting minimum requirements of the course.


What are the payment methods?

E- transfer, Visa, Mastercard, cash or personal cheque.


Expenses not included in tuition:

  • See Supporting Documents, Instruments and Supplies section
  • 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 (FREE)
  • Tuition for the FCN Theory course (formerly FCN Part 1)
  • 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.).

Refunds, Conditional Acceptance and Course Cancelation Policy

** 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 provided with a choice to receive a refund for FCN Clinical or defer their tuition to the next available Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical.


If  Soft Soles Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care cancels the clinical course due to low enrollment or any other unexpected reason, students will be informed and will receive a full refund.

Supporting Documents, Instruments, and Supplies

The items listed below are not included in the cost of tuition. 

Students will be expected to arrive on their first day of clinical with the items listed below.


Insurance: A hard copy or electronic copy of at least $1 million personal protective insurance (malpractice insurance).


Nursing Registration/License: Printed or online ‘receipt’ of showing current non-restricted Nursing  Registration/License from CNO and RNAO.


ID: Hard copy government-issued photo ID.


Competencies: A printed copy of the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ Na​tional Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017)


Course Outline: A ​printed copy of the Ottawa Foot Care Clinical C​​ourse Ou​t​line


Course Textbook: Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada 


 Student Equipment, Instruments and Supplies: Please purchase handheld medical grade rotary instrument and goggles prior to course and bring with you. No Dremels are permitted




Privacy and Confidentiality Standards

How our organization protects student information:

All student information is placed in a locked filing cabinet on-premise or home office.


How our organization protects volunteer client information:

All client information obtained is confidential and consents are signed prior to all treatments.


How students are expected to protect volunteer client information:

Client confidentiality is a must. No cell phone photos allowed during teaching. All phones must be shut off and only used during break times.


Dress Code

  • A name tag will be provided to the student and shall be worn at all times.
  • Scrubs/uniforms and closed-toe and professional clean shoes, hair up and off shoulders and face
  • Punctuality is a must. Classes will begin on time.
  • Short clean fingernails, No acrylics, please.

Need to know more? Please contact us. We endeavour to respond to all inquiries within 1-3 business days.


Michelle De Grandmont R.P.N.

Owner, Operator and Foot Care Educator

[email protected]

613.621.0012

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