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Windsor FCN Clinical Policies and Procedures Manual

Windsor FCN 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.

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. 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.

All students interested in completing the FCN Clinical course in Windsor must read the Windsor FCN Clinical Course Outline prior to completing registration.

Dates & Registration Deadline

FCN Clinical Dates and Registration Deadlines:

TIMES: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • February 10 -15, 2020 (Registration deadline January 5, 2020)
  • April 13 – 18, 2020 (Registration deadline March 5, 2020)
  • June 15-20, 2020 (Registration deadline May 5, 2020)
  • August 17-22, 2020 (Registration deadline July 5, 2020)
  • October 19-24, 2020 (Registration deadline September 5, 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 an additional fee of $150.00 + tax will be applicable. Tuition after the deadline (5 weeks prior to each course) is $2,486.00 + $150.00 = $2,636.00.

Contact Information

Arlene VanDoorn R.N.
R.N. owner, operator and foot care educator
[E] [email protected]
[W] 226-674-4335 [C] 519-903-0009

Location

400 Cabana Rd. East, Windsor, Ontario, N9G 1A3

Education Team Profile

Lead Educator: Arlene VanDoorn

Online FCN Theory Course Prerequisite

Arlene’s Healthy Heels Inc. requires that all nurses registering for this course first complete Foot Canada Training’s Online Foot Care Nurse Theory course.

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

For more information about the FCN Theory course, including the tuition rate and course dates, please visit the FCN 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.

FCN 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 FCN 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 6 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?

$2,200.00 + $286.00 HST = $2,486.00 (includes all PPE, one set of single use instruments, handouts and continental breakfast).

What is included in tuition?

  • 43 hours of clinical (includes 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. Continental breakfast provided.
  • 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 Windsor FCN Clinical.

If Arlene’s Healthy Heels Inc. cancels the FCN Clinical course due to low enrolment 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’ National Competencies for Advanced Nursing Foot Care in Canada (2017)
  • Course Outline: A printed copy of the Windsor FCN Clinical Course Outline
  • Course Textbook: Lazenby, Cindy. LM. (2017) Art & Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada
  • Student Guide: Received in the mail prior to this course.
  • Student Equipment, Instruments and Supplies: Please purchase handheld medical grade rotary instrument 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

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