Foot & Nail: Online & On-site in Eau Claire, WI (25 education hours & 40 clinical hours)

This hybrid program for health care professionals will prepare you to offer foot and nail care. This option lets you learn skills online over three months and then attend a required, supervised clinical practicum in Eau Claire, WI.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Health Care
Program Type Non-Credit
Series Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses
Next Session Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 in

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Schedule Jan. 20, 2020 – April 24, 2020

This online portion of this hybrid class runs from January 20–April 10, 2020. The clinical portion will take place in Eau Claire, WI from April 20–24, 2020.

Who Should Attend

Nurses interested in the WOCN or AFCNA certification. Nurses who work with elderly or disabled populations in the community or any clinical setting, such as nurse practitioners, wound and ostomy care specialists, diabetes educators, nurse entrepreneurs wanting to start their nail care business and nurses employed in home health/hospice, parish, corrections, tribal health, community-based elderly services, long-term care, transitional care settings.

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Program Description

Online foot care training for nurses

Many times in traditional nursing education, foot and nail care is overlooked or not taught at all. As the need for foot and nail services continues to rise, the demand increases for nurses or care workers with this skillset. This flexible, hybrid foot and nail care course will give you the skills to better serve your patients. 

Work at your own pace over three months to complete the online portion and then finish the program by attending in-person clinical days from April 20-24, 2020 in Eau Claire, WI.

Topics Include:

  • Care of Normal Skin
  • Dermatological Conditions
  • Aging Clients
  • Diabetes Effects on the Feet
  • Nail Anatomy
  • Lower Extremity Assessment
  • Nail Care and Debridement
  • Patient Centered Plan of Care
  • Lower Extremity Wounds
  • Patient Education and Referral
  • Patient Mental Health Assessment
  • Self-care, Mobility and Therapy with Foot and Nail Care
  • A Day in the Life of a Foot Care Nurse
  • And more!

Considering Certification?
Certification is an indication of an individual's current knowledge in a specialized area of nursing practice. It provides a standard to assist the employer, the public, and members of healthcare professions in the assessment of foot and nail care practitioners. This course fulfills the requirements needed to take the foot care certification exam from either of the following two organizations:

Instructors

Tara Beuscher, DNP has been providing and teaching foot care for over 20 years. She was part of the initial Foot and Nail Care Advisory Committee through the Wound Ostomy Continence Certification Board. Dr. Beuscher has experience in many sectors of health care, working in acute, home, hospice, long term, LTAC, assisted living, and ambulatory, with positions as a registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, educator and chief nursing officer.

Dr. Beuscher received her BSN from the University of Iowa, MSN from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, post-masters NP from University of Wisconsin – Madison and DNP from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Dr. Beuscher currently works in the Podiatry department of Doctors Making House Calls, a multispecialty group practice in North Carolina, primarily serving seniors in Assisted Living facilities. Dr. Beuscher is very active in the Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurses Society, serving as the Lead Nurse Planner.