Basic and Advanced Diabetic Nursing Foot Care with Basic Wound Care is the Certificate program if you want to be a Foot Care Nurse
Fees and Nursing Education Initiative Grant (NEI)
The total fees is $2,499. Out of the paid fees, the students can claim the grant of $1,500/year from the WeRPN Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (werpn.com) or RNAO Nursing Education Initiative (NEI) Grant from the Registered Nurses’ Association Of Ontario (RNAO). We do not guarantee the grant since the approval is out of our control; but Universal Health Hub assists students with the all the necessary documentation for the approval. Included in the course fee is a NON-REFUNDABLE cost of $500.00
What all is included in the paid fees
- Course material
- 110 Hours of course duration that includes Theory Course and Placement at Patient Home, Nursing Home, Hospital and Retirement Facility.
- Clinical placement of complex feet conditions under the supervision of our Foot Care Nurse Maya, who has done over 500 foot cares.
- 2 kits of foot care tools
- Contact of Foot care suppliers
- Certificate in Basic and Advanced Diabetic Nursing Foot Care
- Support to submit application for $1,500 grant from NEI
How to make money after foot care certification
- Be your own boss and be an Entrepreneur : Work as a Foot Care Nurse visiting Homes and Retirement facility, Long Term Care.
- Guaranteed foot care clients: Work with us as a Foot Care Nurse or work at Retirement Facility, Long Term Care or at a Home Care Agency.
- Foot care nurses charge anywhere between $75 to $80 for one footcare. Seniors usually need follow-up appointments every 6 to 8 weeks. For 50 footcares you do every month, a foot care nurse makes $80 times 50 = $4,000 per month or more as EXTRA income apart from their regular job as RPN/RN
To Register: email us copy/proof of below docs.
- CNO Registration Number. (All Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) that are in good standing with CNO College of Nurses of Ontario are eligible to apply for this certificate program)
- Photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, PR card)
- Proof of Liability Insurance (such as WeRPN or RNAO membership)
- Proof of Covid-19 vaccination (optional)
- Proof of other vaccinations: Hepatitis B, negative TB test result
- Criminal reference check for the vulnerable sector
Mode of Instruction and Training
The theory program is offered both : In-Person class and Online; the students can pick any one mode of instruction. The placements are only in person. For those students that are located outside the placements in Toronto, we assist in scheduling placement dates such that the students travel to Toronto can be accommodated.
Duration of the Program
The program takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks to complete and get a certificate.
Class schedule for the program
The program runs once every month. Please call us to inquire on schedule for the next batch.
Note: This program is a NON-vocational program; categorized as Professional development and skill programming. READ MORE HERE
Best Practices we follow
- Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control Programs (IPAC) in Ontario
- Independent Practice College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
- Diabetes Canada
- Public Health Ontario
- Wounds Canada
Course Outline – Learning Outcomes
- Examine and understand health and aging for a variety of perspectives, specified from ankle to feet.
- Critically evaluate health and illness correlated to each foot conditions and nail abnormalities.
- Adhere to ethical practices specifically relevant to safeguarding personal health information.
- Demonstrate and perform with competence and independence in client consultation, treatment, and health teaching.
- Provide individual-centered care approach depending on individual health challenge.
- Understand the obligations as a Foot Care Nurse.
- Competently and confidently function as an Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care Nurse, in various health care settings in the community.
- Student will assess feet and nails, health teaching, trim/cut client nails, documentation, and sterilization techniques. Student will be
observed for proper holding, techniques, and strategies of assessing feet, trimming/cutting nails, holding foot care instruments and
- Learn the process and best practices of foot care service from start to finish; from booking appointment to documenting foot care