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.
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Monday, April 29, 2019
333 Gibson Street
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.
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.
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:
- Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
- American Foot Care Nurse Association (AFCNA)