Foot & Nail: Online Only with No Clinical (25 education hours)

This online foot and nail care for nurses program will prepare you to offer professional foot and nail care. Learn techniques and skills online over three months.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Health Care
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Online
Series Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses
Next Session Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
Schedule Sept. 9, 2019 – Nov. 29, 2019

Later Date January 20-April 10, 2020

Who Should Attend

Nurses who have access to clinical proctor, who would like to attend clinical at a later date, who have completed clinical practice and need additional didactic hours.

Student working on online course

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 online 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 earn 25 education contact hours.

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 a portion of 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.