June 13-14, 2013
Sorry, the June class is full.
October 17-18, 2013
Sorry, the October class is now full. To register for a waitlist, call 866-893-2423.
New class dates will be posted for February, June, and October, 2014. Please check back.
DAY ONE: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701
DAY TWO: CLINICAL PRACTICUM
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
1005 Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
In 2005 the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board began to offer a certification examination for foot and nail care. 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 health care professions in the assessment of foot and nail care practitioners. This course qualifies you to take the certification exam.
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 entrepreneurs interested in creating their own foot and nail care businesses
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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education also offers a 2-hour program called Foot and Nail Care: How to Start and Run Your Own Business, which takes place the evening before this program.
Requirements for Participants
Proof of current licensure is required 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.
Bring a lab coat for day two! We also suggest light-colored washable clothing.
To enable participants to:
- Identify the components of a comprehensive lower extremity assessment.
- Identify selected conditions of the skin and nails.
- Describe appropriate patient teaching content and methods.
- Discuss issues related to foot and nail care as an independent nursing practice.
- Demonstrate basic and intermediate level foot and nail care in a supervised clinical setting.
Tara Beuscher, DNP, RN-C, APNP, GCNS-BC, ANP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Charlottesville, VA.
Dr. Beuscher, an Adult Nurse Practitioner specializing in Wound, Ostomy and Continence care with the University of Virginia Health System, brings a wealth of teaching and clinical experience in foot and nail care to this course. She is also certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology. She draws upon her work experience in clinic, hospital, home care and long term care settings, and her extensive training in foot care, gerontology, wound, ostomy, continence, and pain management services. She has been teaching foot and nail care since 1991 and has taught the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses course in Eau Claire for over fifteen years.
Dr. Beuscher is a renowned national speaker on foot and nail care and has served in various leadership positions within professional organizations. She was a member of the foot care nursing advisory committee that established the content outline for WOCNCB's Foot and Nail Care Certification Examination. Dr. Beuscher's publications include a chapter on foot and nail care in Acute and Chronic Wounds: Current Management Concepts; 3rd Edition, 2007, published by Mosby/Elsevier and edited by Ruth A. Bryant and Denise P. Nix. She was a recipient of the 1997 Wisconsin Nurses Association Nursing Practice Award that recognizes the recipient's contributions to innovations in patient care, service as a role model for nursing practice, commitment to the practice of professional nursing and utilization and dissemination of research in practice.
$549 per person. Fee includes two lunches, refreshments, program manual, instruction, and supervised practice.
You may cancel your registration up to 10 business days before a program's start date, and we will refund your payment less a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel fewer than 10 business days prior to the program start date, no refund will be given. Full refund will be given if a program is cancelled or filled. You may substitute another person for your registration at any time. Call the Continuing Education office (715) 836-3636 / toll free 866-893-2423 for assistance.
If you need an accommodation for a disability to fully participate in this program, or need this document in an alternative format, please contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711) as soon as possible.
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education / UW-Extension is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Participants in this program earn 14.75 nursing education contact hours.