Need to book a foot care appointment? 1 (905) 7089817

Niagara School of Foot Care

Home > Niagara School of Foot Care

Foot Care Education Courses

The Basic and Advanced nursing (RN/RPN) and PSW foot care programs have been developed to help educate nurses (RN/RPN) and PSW’s  new to foot care. The programs follows best practice guidelines, in all aspects of foot care, to ensure competency in future foot care practice.

RPN/RN/NP Basic/Advanced Foot Care Course

Nurse (RPN/RN/NP) will be able to:
-Use specialized knowledge & skills to provide safe, competent foot care to clients
-Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate foot care within scope of practice
-Update and expand knowledge of foot care practices using a variety of resources and learning opportunities
-Utilize critical thinking skills in examining foot care situations
-Implement and promote evidence-based nursing practice through research utilization
-Utilize principles of health education, adult learning, and the teaching-learning process to meet the learning needs of foot care clients.
-Upon completion of the course, you will be able to identify and understand causes, prevention and treatment of common foot and nail disorders.
-Understand the care of high risk clients utilizing tools use in high risk clients
-Understand factors affecting foot health
-Understand the importance of safety using N95 mask, monofilament, digital thermometer  
-Understand the role of Doppler  in checking for peripheral arterial disease
-Understand the process of sterilization of equipment and tools using Autoclave, and high level disinfectant  when performing foot care

Program Requirements

Applicant must provided proof of current non-restricted nursing registration license as a registered nurse, registered practical nurse with College of Nurses of Ontario ( CNO). All nurses must be in good standing with the CNO and have no restrictions to practice. Applicant must provide proof of professional liability insurance from your nursing association. 
*Computer or tablet online access is mandatory for all courses
 
 

 

Liability Insurance 

Liability Insurance is discussed during the foot care course. If you currently have liability insurance, please provide proof. Examples of common liability insurance providers
RPNAO
 – https://www.rpnao.org/
RNAO https://rnao.ca/
Canadian Nurses Protective Societyhttps://www.cnps.ca/ 
 

The nurse must complete application form and meet all program requirements before purchasing the basic and advanced foot care program.

  • Once Application form has been completed, you will be contacted by the program director 
  • Please wait to purchase the programs once you have been approved for the program by the program director.
  • Any questions, please email.
  • Please read Store Policies before Purchasing 

Nursing Education Initiative (NEI) (Ontario)
Offered through RNAO and RPNAO. Many of our Ontario-based students have received up to $1,500.00 in funds from this initiative. Note that not all students receive the same amount and it is our understanding that funds do get depleted throughout the year. Please visit the NEI page of the RNAO/RPNAO websites to apply and for more information on the funding and application process.

Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario
RNFOO is a charitable organization that provides financial support for nurses and nursing students in Ontario to help them further their educational studies, conduct nursing and health care research, and support community health initiatives.  
https://www.rnfoo.org/awards-a-scholarships/annual-awards.html

Please Read

The nurse must complete application form and meet all program requirements before purchasing the basic and advanced foot care program.

Course Dates:

March 23rd 2020 (pending)

Cost: $1000 plus HST

Basic and Advanced Foot Care  

Delivery Mode:

8 Week Program (7 Weeks Online- 1 day in Class)

Module 1-Module 8 (1.5 hrs online/ live weekly webinar) 

Modules 8 (1 day in class session)

Assignments/Exercises (6) (minimum 80% pass)

Case Studies (3) 

In Class Written Exam (2) (minimum 80% pass)

In Class Demonstration Exam (2)(minimum 80% pass)

This program requires successful completion of a theoretical (online/webinar), successful competition of assignments/exercises, case studies and exam (minimum 80% pass) and practical examination (2 day in class) for acknowledge of completion. Full attendance is mandatory (online and in class)

Core Curriculum Nurse (RPN/RN)

This as an introductory Course to Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot Care, which provides nurses (RPN/RN/NP) with the knowledge (theory) and skills necessary to function as a Foot care Nurse in all clinical settings. This comprehensive basic and advanced foot care program follows RNAO and Public Health best practice guidelines in infection control, competency for foot care and evidence based practice in nursing foot care treatment. 

The course reviews the theory of Basic & Advanced Diabetic foot care and is taught by fellow registered nurses with extensive knowledge and training in Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care and Diabetic foot care.

This program provides basic through to advanced theoretical via (online/webinar) and practical (in class) instruction. The course is set up so students can learn at home following the online webinar schedule (module 1-7), then complete the final in class 1 day (module 8), by practicing on each other.

*Please do not cut your toenails for one month prior to start of course. No nail polish please. 

Full attendance and participation is mandatory.

Course fee includes 

● Use of Instruments and lab costs- Sterile instruments (nippers, blacks files, foot files, scalpels, burs), use of different types of podiatry drills.

● Use of PPE’s (gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves, disinfectant wipes, etc.)

● Use of miscellaneous health teaching supplies (moisturizers, padding and strapping materials)

● Use of assessment tools (tuning fork, monofilaments, infrared thermometer etc.)

*Information available for access until end of course date, download option disabled on all documents

*Please read Niagara School of Foot Care Policies

PSW Basic Foot Care Course

PSW’s provide services and direct care to individuals in hospitals, long-term care homes, group homes, retirement homes, supportive living environments and in the client’s home. They work with clients who have a broad spectrum of conditions and health care needs.

-Personal Support Workers/front line staff are considered an integral part of the health care team.
-They are front line workers which are the first contact for personal care (applying socks, shoes, washing and dry feet) to seniors and disabled clients/residents.
-They are often the ones who see the clients/residents feet more than anyone else.
-A PSW/Foot Care Aide work along with a team of health care professionals such as foot care nurses, family doctors, podiatrists or chiropodists, and others to help keep a person mobile and decrease their risk of developing foot ulcers which can lead to amputation.
-Personal support workers do not cut or trim the nail of diabetic clients, clients on blood thinners or clients who have certain circulatory disorders.
-They can take basic foot care training on identify abnormal disorders of the skin and nail during an assessment.
 

Program Requirements

 –  Applicant must provided proof of  completion of the Personal Support Worker course.
  – If applicant has proof of liability insurance, please provide proof.
*Computer or tablet online access is mandatory for all courses   
 
 
 

Liability Insurance 

PSW Insurance Canada 
Insurance for Personal Support Workers and Certified Caregivers

Holman Insurance Brokers Ltd.
3100 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 101,
Markham, Ontario  L3R 8T3 T. 905. 886.5630 Ext 1224 l F: 905.886.5622
www.holmanins.com
*Niagara School of Foot Care is an Approved/Recognized Program

Financial Assistance 

Please Read

You must submit an application form, meet program requirements to be able to take the basic foot care course.

Course Start Date:

March 23rd 2020 (pending)

Cost: $500 plus HST

Basic Foot Care Course

Delivery Mode:

8 Week Course (7 Weeks Online-1 day in Class)

Module 1-Module 7 (1.5 hrs online/ live weekly webinar) 

Modules 8 (1 day in class session)

Assignments/Exercises (6) (minimum 80% pass)

Case Studies (3)

In Class Written Exam (1) (minimum 80% pass)

In Class Demonstration Exam (1) (minimum 80% pass)

  • This program requires successful completion of a theoretical (online/webinar), successful competition of assignments/exercises, case studies and exam (minimum 80% pass) and practical examination (1 day in class) for certification. Full attendance is mandatory (online and in class)

Core Curriculum PSW

Personal Support Workers are considered an integral part of the health care team. They are front line workers, first contact for personal care to seniors and disabled clients.

Personal support workers do not cut or trim the nail of diabetic clients, clients on blood thinners or clients who have certain circulatory disorders. During the course they will be taught how to identify abnormal disorders of the skin and nail during an assessment. The course reviews the theory of Basic foot care and is taught by fellow registered nurses with extensive knowledge and training in Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care and Diabetic foot care.

This program provides the theory of basic foot care but also teaches the importance of assessment of the diabetic foot and other foot complications via (online/webinar) and practical (in class) instruction. The course is set up so students can learn at home following the online webinar schedule (module 1-7), then complete the final in class 1 day (module 8), by practicing on each other. Please do not cut your toenails for one month prior to start of course. No nail polish please. 

Full attendance and participation is mandatory. 

Course fee includes 

● Use of Instruments and lab costs- Sterile instruments (nippers, blacks files, foot files)

● Use of PPE’s (gowns, masks, eye protection, gloves, disinfectant wipes, etc.)

● Use of miscellaneous health teaching supplies (moisturizers)

● Use of assessment tools (tuning fork, mono-filaments, inferred thermometer etc.)

Please read Niagara School of Foot Care Policies

Please Read

You must submit an application form, meet  program requirements be able to take the basic foot care course.

Course Start Date:

March 23rd 2020 (pending)

Cost: $550 plus HST

Basic Foot Care Course

Delivery Mode:

8 Module Course (6 -10 Weeks Online)

Module 1-Module 7 (1.5 hrs online/ live weekly webinar) 

Modules 8 (Recorded Demo Exam )

Assignments/Exercises (6) (minimum 80% pass)

Case Studies (3)

Written Exam (1) (minimum 80% pass)

Demonstration Exam (1) ( Recorded by student and submitted to instructor) (minimum 80% pass)

  • This program requires successful completion of a theoretical (online/webinar), successful competition of assignments/exercises, case studies and exam (minimum 80% pass) and practical demo examination or completion. Full attendance is mandatory (online)

Core Curriculum PSW

Personal Support Workers are considered an integral part of the health care team. They are front line workers, first contact for personal care to seniors and disabled clients.

Personal support workers do not cut or trim the nail of diabetic clients, clients on blood thinners or clients who have certain circulatory disorders. During the course they will be taught how to identify abnormal disorders of the skin and nail during an assessment. The course reviews the theory of Basic foot care and is taught by fellow registered nurses with extensive knowledge and training in Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care and Diabetic foot care.

This program provides the theory of basic foot care but also teaches the importance of assessment of the diabetic foot and other foot complications via (online/webinar) and practical (in class) instruction. The course is set up so students can learn at home following the online webinar schedule (module 1-7), then complete the final demo exam video on a client volunteer (module 8), by practicing on each other (supplies provided).

Full attendance, participation and computer access is mandatory.

Course fee includes (will be mailed to you once course is paid for and closer to the final Module)

● Use of Instruments and lab costs- Sterile single use instruments (nippers, blacks files, foot files)

● Use of PPE’s (gowns, masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, etc.)

● Use of miscellaneous health teaching supplies (moisturizers)

● Use of assessment tools ( mono-filaments)

 Please read Niagara School of Foot Care Policies