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Foot & Nail Care Education

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
Series Foot and Nail Care Series
Next Session Jan. 10, 2022 – April 4, 2022
Later Date July 11, 2022 – Oct. 3, 2022
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Online foot care training for nurses and other healthcare professionals

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:

Student working on online course

Who should attend

Nurses and other healthcare professionals who are looking to learn new skills and have access to a clinical proctor, who would like to attend clinical at a later date, who have completed clinical practice and need additional didactic hours.


  • Headshot of instructor Dr. Tara Beuscher

    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.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 2.5 Continuing Education Units ( 25 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Register for both the Foot and Nail Education and Foot and Nail Clinical and save $99 at the time of registration.

Registration for this program is not currently open. Registration will open on April 25, 2022.


Delivery format:


Standard fee:

Fee includes online course instruction and course materials.


Register for both the Foot and Nail Education and Foot and Nail Clinical and save $99 at the time of registration.