Foot and Nail Care Education for Nurses — Hybrid Expanded Clinical Option (online & in-person)
This hybrid program will prepare you to offer professional foot and nail care. Learn techniques and skills online over three months and then attend a weeklong, in-person supervised clinical practicum in Eau Claire, WI.
|Categories||Professional and Workforce Development | Health Care|
|Series||Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses|
Monday, April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019 through July 8, 2019
This online portion of this hybrid class runs from April 15–July 8, 2019. The clinical portion will take place in Eau Claire from July 22–July 26, 2019.
Who Should Attend
Registered 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.
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 July 22–26, 2019 in Eau Claire, WI.
- 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!
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:
- Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
- American Foot Care Nurse Association (AFCNA)
Dr. Tara Beuscher is an Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in Wound, Ostomy and Continence care with the University of Virginia Health System, bringing a wealth of teaching and clinical experience in wound care to this course. She is also certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology. She draws upon her work experience in clinic, hospital, home care and long term care settings, and her extensive training in wound, ostomy, continence, foot care, gerontology, and pain management services. She has been certified in wound care for over 20 years and has taught the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses course in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for over fifteen years. Dr. Beuscher has a long history of speaking on wound and skin care issues and has served in various leadership positions within professional organizations, including the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. She was a member of the foot care nursing advisory committee that established the content outline for WOCNCB's Foot and Nail Care Certification Examination. Dr. Beuscher's publications include a chapter in Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts; 3rd Edition, 2007, published by Mosby/Elsevier and edited by Ruth A. Bryant and Denise P. Nix. She was a recipient of the 1997 Wisconsin Nurses Association Nursing Practice Award that recognizes the recipient's contributions to innovations in patient care, service as a role model for nursing practice, commitment to the practice of professional nursing and utilization and dissemination of research in practice.