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As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has all areas under vigilance to protect our vulnerable. We have moved clinicals from April to May 2nd to 7th. If the outbreak is still of concern, we will again move it forward.


Soft Soles is dedicated to protecting the public and our vulnerable populations.

Dates & Registration Deadline

FCN Clinical Dates and Registration Deadlines:


TIMES: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

February 10-15, 2020 (Registration deadline January 5, 2020)

April 4-9, 2020 (Registration deadline March 14, 2020)- CANCELLED

new date May 2-7 2020 

September 5-10, 2020 (Registration deadline August 8, 2020)

November 7-22, 2020 (Registration deadline October 10, 2020)


A lot of preparation goes into each FCN Clinical course, including booking volunteer clients for each student to practise. For this reason, registration after the deadline is only accepted with the Educator’s approval and will depend on whether there is still enough time to recruit the additional volunteer clients needed.


If accepted to the course after the deadline (5 weeks prior to each course) an additional fee of $150.00 + tax will be applicable. 


Clinical Courses and Mentoring 

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Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course Outline 

Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course Application 

Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Policies & Procedures available upon request. 

If you need more information, please contact us.

Phone: (613) 621-0012

Email: [email protected] 

Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course Outline 

Total Hours: 43 (Not including lunches and breaks)

The Foot Care Nurse Clinical course (formerly FCN Part 2) is designed for nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) who have successfully completed the Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course and are ready to practise their Foot Care Nurse skills onsite with the guidance and supervision of a Foot Care Nurse Educator.


The course uses the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards and teaches a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum, which follows current best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice.


Printable Version of the Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course Outline

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This course provides in-person clinical foot care nurse skills development and mentorship. Together, both the Foot Care Nurse Theory and Foot Care Nurse Clinical courses are designed to prepare participants to function as a Foot Care Nurse within a health care team.

Foot Canada Training FCN Clinical Course Curriculum

The Foot Care Nurse Clinical course was developed by Foot Canada Training and is administered by Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges and universities who have a license to access and use Foot Canada Training’s curriculum. Education providers teach and administer FCN Clinical independently from Foot Canada Training


Each of these education providers have access to the same standardized peer-reviewed education guidelines, teaching materials and suggested FCN Clinical Course Outline. Please visit the Clinical Education Providers’ page of the Foot Canada Training website for a list of FCN Clinical education providers using the Foot Canada Training curriculum. 


Prerequisites

FCN Theory

Applicants must start Foot Care Nurse Clinical within 12 months of achieving a passing grade from Foot Care Nurse Theory. Exceptions to the 12-month rule may be allowed in extenuating circumstances. 

Applicants are to contact their Foot Care Nurse Clinical location of choice to discuss their unique circumstances and for more detail. 


Non-restricted Nursing Registration/License

Applicants must hold a current non-restricted Nursing Registration/License (temporary or full) 

from the territory or province in which they will be taking the course.

Safety and Ethics

It is expected that nurses participating in this course will:

• follow all applicable legislation;
• use only the skills authorized within their scope of practice.

Insurance/ID

Each student will need to bring a printed copy of the following on the first day of class:

• Proof of at least $2 million in personal protective insurance (malpractice insurance).
• Current government-issued photo ID.

Required Reading

Students are expected to obtain the following:

• Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) 

Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada

• Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses 

National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017). Canada: CAFCN

Credit

Students meeting the minimum passing grade requirement will be provided with a Certificate of Completion from their education provider.

Clinical Performance Standards

The 7 Domains of CAFCN’s National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) are used as Clinical Performance Standards for Foot Care Nurse Clinical. 

Clinical Performance Standards consist of the minimum set of skills and knowledge required to competently practise as a Foot Care Nurse.


This course emphasizes professional accountability through resourceful and self-directed learning. 

Skills and knowledge will be evaluated by the student, their peers and the Educator.


Evaluation is continuous and will consist of formative and summative methods, including step-by-step guided-learning exercises and return demonstrations. There will be an emphasis on self-evaluation with the use of a personal learning plan, pre and post-tests and reflective practice.


All students must develop a Personal Learning Plan with S.M.A.R.T. goals on exit from the FCN Clinical course that includes Clinical Performance Standards for which they did not receive a full mark.

Evaluation

Passing Grade

Students achieving a final grade of Satisfactory (S) by Day 6 are considered to have met the Clinical Performance Standards for FCN Clinical at an entry-level.


Clinical Performance Evaluation


Absent for 1 hour or more

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they arrive on time, and attend all the scheduled hours for each day, and participate in all the exercises in this course in its entirety to receive a passing grade and certificate. Students will be marked as ‘Incomplete’ if missing a cumulative total of an hour or more of Foot Care Clinical.


Students marked as ‘Incomplete’ may have to register for clinical a second time to complete the course. In exceptional circumstances, based on the Lead Educator’s assessment, availability and location-specific policies, students who miss an hour or more of Foot Care Clinical may be offered the possibility of remedial arrangements to make up the time missed.


Additional fees may be applicable.

The Foot Care Nurse Clinical certificate will only be issued once the student has participated in the full 43 hours required for the clinical course.

Interpretation of Final Grades

Final Grade Satisfactory (S) (Pass)

  • Competent – Meets expectations for Clinical Performance Standards.
  • Recommendation – Practice within an agency with an onsite mentor or an easily accessible mentor, for a minimum of two years.

Final Grade Unsatisfactory (U) (Fail)

  • Not Competent – Does not meet Clinical Performance Standards effectively or consistently.
  • Recommendation – The student cannot practise foot care. Recommend remedial assistance prior to applying for re-entry to the course.
  • The student was absent for a portion of the course resulting in skill development and/or skill assessment being incomplete



Final Grade Unsatisfactory (U) (Fail)

Recommendation 

The student cannot practise foot care. The student must make remedial arrangements with their FCN Clinical location or must re-take FCN Clinical. Note that additional fees may be applicable. The availability of remedial arrangements will be based on location-specific policies and procedures, the Lead Educator’s assessment of the student’s individual circumstances and the Educator’s availability to accommodate the student.

FCN Clinical Lesson Plan (43hrs)

Mentorship (3 hours)

Students will observe their Foot Care Clinical Lead Educator or one of the Foot Care Clinical Preceptors performing 2 nursing foot care clinical appointments. These mentorship hours are to be completed during the hours of the Foot Care Clinical.


Advanced Nursing Foot Care Skills (21.5 hours)

This portion of the course will be taught in a nursing lab or foot care clinical setting and will cover all advanced nursing foot care skills required to complete Foot Care Clinical, including risk assessments, treatment, development of individualized treatment plans, referrals and health education. Students will be guided to simulate step by step practical hands-on skills on 2 volunteer clients each.


Clinical Skills (18.5 hours)

This portion of the course is offered in a clinical care setting and provides students with clinical experience with 10 -13 volunteer clients, per student group.

FCN Clinical Registration

Tuition for FCN Clinical is not included in tuition for FCN Theory. We strongly encourage all interested students to apply for FCN Clinical during their first month of participating in FCN Theory.


Please visit the Clinical Education Providers’ page of the Foot Canada Training website for a list Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges and universities with a license to teach this course.


We recommend that students get the following course information directly from their course educator prior to registering for FCN Clinical:


Location-Specific Course Information

  • Course Outline
  • Course Dates and Registration Deadlines
  • Contact Information
  • Location(s)
  • Education Team Biographies
  • Registration Requirements and Process
  • Tuition
  • Tuition Refund, Course Cancellation and Waitlist Policy
  • Instruments and Supplies
  • Privacy and Confidentiality Standards
  • Dress Code
  • Unique Facility-Specific Policies and Procedures (including location-specific documents and forms, such as client confidentiality agreements).

Once location-specific documents and forms are reviewed, students must list the name of these forms/documents on the last page of this course outline and email a scan or clear copy of this page to their FCN Clinical location.

Foot Canada Training Intellectual Property Policy

The Canada Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) protects all original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work created in Canada or treaty countries, giving the author the sole “right to copy” (Canadian Intellectual Property Office, 2018).


The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (2018) defines copyright as: “In the simplest terms, “copyright” means “the right to copy.” In general, copyright means the sole right to produce or reproduce a work or a substantial part of it in any form. It includes the right to perform the work or any substantial part of it or, in the case of a lecture, to deliver it. If the work is unpublished, copyright includes the right to publish the work or any substantial part of it.”


The content of Foot Canada Training’s courses and curriculum is copyrighted and cannot be copied, shared or published without written permission of Foot Canada Training’s Director, Cindy Lazenby.


If written permission to copy, share or publish one of Foot Canada Training’s original works is provided by Foot Canada Training’s Director, the proper reference to the author must be given when the work is used.


References used to develop this policy:

• Canadian Intellectual Property Office. (2018). A Guide to Copyrighting. Retrieved January 16, 2019 from: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr02281.html.

• Government of Canada. (1985). Copyright Act. Retrieved January 16, 2019 from: https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-42/index.html

Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Policies & Procedures

The Foot Care Nurse Clinical course (formerly FCN Part 2) is designed for nurses (RN’s, NP’s, RPN’s & LPN’s) who have successfully completed the Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course and are ready to practise their Foot Care Nurse skills onsite with the guidance and supervision of a Foot Care Nurse Educator.


The course uses the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017) as Clinical Performance Standards and teaches a comprehensive, advanced and diabetic nursing foot care curriculum, which follows current best practice guidelines and evidence-based practice.


Printable Version of the Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Policies & Procedures available upon request.


This course provides in-person clinical foot care nurse skills development and mentorship. Together, both the FCN Theory and FCN Clinical courses are designed to prepare participants to function as a Foot Care Nurse within a health care team.

Foot Canada Training FCN Clinical Course Curriculum

The Foot Care Nurse Clinical course was developed by Foot Canada Training and is administered by Foot Care Nurse Educators, colleges and universities who have a license to access and use Foot Canada Training’s curriculum. Education providers teach and administer FCN Clinical independently from Foot Canada Training


All students interested in completing the FCN Clinical course in Ottawa must read the Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course Outline prior to completing registration. 

Contact Information

Michelle De Grandmont R.P.N.

 Owner, Operator and Foot Care Educator

[email protected]

613.621.0012

Education Center Location

80 Landry Street. Vanier, Ontario 

&

20 Shirley's Brook. Kanata, Ontario 

Education Team Profile

Lead Educator: Michelle De Grandmont

Online FCN Theory Course Prerequisite

Complete Foot Canada Training’s Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course

Soft Soles Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care requires that all nurses registering for this course first. 


Completing Foot Canada Training’s Foot Care Nurse Theory course prior to starting the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course ensures that students acquire a strong theoretical foundation prior to coming to class.


For more information about the Foot Care Nurse Theory course, including the tuition rate and course dates, please visit the Foot Care Nurse Theory course page on the Foot Canada Training website and read the Online FCN Theory Course Outline. Students should complete the FCN Theory Course Application to register. 

Registration

When and how to register:

Students must complete the FCN Clinical Course Application to register.


Foot Care courses run on a first-come, first-served basis and require a minimum number of students per class.


Students are encouraged to complete the application as soon as they have started the FCN Theory course in order to secure their space in the Clinical course on a conditional basis. Please see the Refunds, Conditional Acceptance and Course Cancellation Policy below for full details.


Minimum and maximum participants requirements: 

• Minimum 2 students

• Maximum 12 students


Possible flexibility on these criteria may be extended. A waitlist will be maintained for any nurse wishing to register after the program’s maximum has been reached.

Tuition

How much is tuition?

$2,100.00 +395.50( equipment)+ $273.00 GST = $2,768.50 (includes all PPE, sterile instruments for patient care, handouts).

Depending on class size and timing students may also learn, Compression Fitting, ABI's, Scalpel Use, Nail Bracing, Padding and Strapping.


What is included in tuition?

• 43 hours of clinical (24 hours of advanced nursing foot care skills, 16 hours of clinical practice skills and 3 hours of mentorship).

• A certificate of completion on successfully meeting minimum requirements of the course.


What are the payment methods?

E- transfer, Visa, Mastercard, cash or personal cheque.


Expenses not included in tuition:

  • See Supporting Documents, Instruments and Supplies section
  • Food & Drink – Students are responsible for their own food and drinks each day. Costs for accommodation & travel to and from clinical and mentorship locations
  • Parking (FREE)
  • Tuition for the FCN Theory course (formerly FCN Part 1)
  • Requests outside of normal course activities or outside of educational, technical, and administrative support schedules or activities as per the course outline (such as requests for remedial assignments, course transcripts, third party correspondence, letters, etc.).

Refunds, Conditional Acceptance and Course Cancelation Policy

** Should you wish to withdraw, note that tuition received is non-refundable and cannot be deferred.


Tuition is allocated towards course expenses from the date of receipt, including room bookings, team hires and coordinating pre-course activities such as volunteer client bookings, etc. It is the student’s responsibility to attend this course in its entirety for the dates and times registered to receive their final mark and certificate.


Applicants currently registered in the FCN Theory course and meeting all other course prerequisites will be accepted to this course on a conditional basis that they successfully complete the FCN Theory course and provide a copy of their certificate prior to the start of the FCN Clinical course. 


If the applicant does not pass the FCN Theory course prior to the start of the FCN Clinical course, the applicant will be provided with a choice to receive a refund for FCN Clinical or defer their tuition to the next available Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical.


If  Soft Soles Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care cancels the clinical course due to low enrollment or any other unexpected reason, students will be informed and will receive a full refund.

Supporting Documents, Instruments, and Supplies

The items listed below are not included in the cost of tuition. 

Students will be expected to arrive on their first day of clinical with the items listed below.


Insurance: A hard copy or electronic copy of at least $2 million personal protective insurance (malpractice insurance).


Nursing Registration/License: Printed or online ‘receipt’ of showing current non-restricted Nursing  Registration/License from CNO and RNAO.


ID: Hard copy government-issued photo ID.


Competencies: A printed copy of the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses’ Na​tional Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017)


Course Outline: A ​printed copy of the Ottawa Foot Care Clinical C​​ourse Ou​t​line


Course Textbook: Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada 


 Student Equipment, Instruments and Supplies: Please purchase handheld medical grade rotary instrument and goggles prior to course and bring with you. No Dremels are permitted

Quality FootCare products offer a discount to my students. Please email Ted: [email protected]



Privacy and Confidentiality Standards

How our organization protects student information:

All student information is placed in a locked filing cabinet on-premise or home office.


How our organization protects volunteer client information:

All client information obtained is confidential and consents are signed prior to all treatments.


How students are expected to protect volunteer client information:

Client confidentiality is a must. No cell phone photos allowed during teaching. All phones must be shut off and only used during break times.


Dress Code

  • A name tag will be provided to the student and shall be worn at all times.
  • Scrubs/uniforms and closed-toe and professional clean shoes, hair up and off shoulders and face
  • Punctuality is a must. Classes will begin on time.
  • Short clean fingernails, No acrylics, please.

Policies and Procedures Unique to Facility 

Will receive upon arrival

Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course Application

This application is for the Onsite Foot Care Nurse Clinical course in Ottawa, Ontario. Prior to completing this application, please review the Course Outline. 

You will receive a copy of the Ottawa Foot Care Nurse Clinical Course Policies & Procedures onsite at the start of the course.


By submitting this application, you are confirming that you have read this information.

Need to know more? Please contact us. We endeavour to respond to all inquiries within 1-3 business days.


Michelle De Grandmont R.P.N.

Owner, Operator and Foot Care Educator

[email protected]

613.621.0012

FCN Clinical Dates and Registration Deadlines:

TIMES: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

• February 10-15, 2020 (Registration deadline January 5, 2020)

• April 4-9, 2020 (Registration deadline March 14, 2020)

• September 5-10, 2020 (Registration deadline August 8, 2020)

• November 7-22, 2020 (Registration deadline October 10, 2020)


A lot of preparation goes into each FCN Clinical course, including booking volunteer clients for each student to practise. For this reason, registration after the deadline is only accepted with the Educator’s approval and will depend on whether there is still enough time to recruit the additional volunteer clients needed.

If accepted to the course after the deadline (5 weeks prior to each course) an additional fee of $150.00 + tax will be applicable. 

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