Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses — Expanded Clinical Option (in-person)

This five-day program will prepare you to offer professional foot and nail care and is one of the few offered nationwide that includes both classroom instruction and 40 hours of supervised clinical practicum.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Health Care
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses
Next Session Monday, April 29, 2019 in Eau Claire

The Lismore

333 Gibson Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Schedule April 29, 2019 through May 3, 2019

Registrants must attend the education portion of the program on April 29, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at The Lismore. In addition, registrants must also attend all four clinical days April 30–May 3, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church. 

Who Should Attend

Registered nurses who work with elderly or disabled populations in the community or any clinical setting. Past participants have included: nurse practitioners, wound and ostomy care specialists, diabetes educators, nurses employed in: home health/hospice, parish, corrections, tribal health, community-based elderly services, long term care, transitional care settings nurse and entrepreneurs interested in creating their own foot and nail care businesses.

Program Description

Day One: Education Day

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at The Lismore

Days Two through Four: Clinical Days

7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church

Over the course of this program, you will learn:

  • The components of a comprehensive lower extremity assessment.
  • How to identify selected conditions of the skin and nails.
  • Appropriate patient teaching content and methods.
  • Issues related to providing foot and nail care as an independent nursing practice.
  • Basic and intermediate level foot and nail care in a supervised clinical setting.

Participants can earn a total of 7 education hours and 40 clinical hours if registering for the Education Day with the Expanded Clinical option selected. You must attend the Education portion of the program on April 29, 2019. In addition, registrants must also attend all four clinical days April 30–May 3, 2019.

Make an impact while you learn.

The clinical hours for both the Basic and Expanded options take place in a free community clinic. Provide care to those in need while getting a wide variety of experience.

Requirements for Participants

Proof of current licensure is required 30 days prior to the start of the program. Participants must be licensed RNs. LPNs may be eligible to register if they will be providing foot and nail care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, or are licensed in a state that includes intermediate level foot and nail care within the LPN's scope of practice.

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:

*Note: If you plan to sit for either of the Foot and Nail Care Certification exams, you may need to take the Expanded Clinical Option. To find out if you’re eligible, visit WOCNCB or AFCNA



Mary Ellen Stolder is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in working with older adults. She is a Certified Foot and Nail Care Nurse who received her PhD in Nursing at the University of Iowa in 2012 where she was a John A. Hartford Scholar. She received her master’s degree and undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA in history from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Mary Ellen has taught undergraduate history courses at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and UW-Stout. Her background includes serving as a director of nursing in long term care, as an educator and administrator in undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, and as a program manager for continuing education, nursing. Mary Ellen has practiced as a NP in behavioral health and primary care settings. She currently volunteers her services to community members who are in need of foot care.

Final Registration Deadline


Standard Fee $1,099.00

Fee includes fee includes foot and nail care equipment kit, lunches, refreshments, program manual, instruction, and supervised practice. We will refill all of your liquid supplies at the end of the clinical day, so you can go back home with a full kit, ready to work!


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