Registration for the February class is full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call the number below.
Registration opens March 1 for the July 10-11, 2014 program. Registrations will be taken by phone only. Please call our office at 715-836-3636 or toll free 1-866-893-2423.
More classes will be offered in October. Please check back for registration dates and information.
July 10-11, 2014 program.
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.
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.
Due to the age of our current equipment supply, we will no longer have equipment to lend to registrants for the clinical day. You are required to either purchase a kit upon registration or to bring your own kit with you to the program.
Kits contain the following items:
- Battery-operated rotary tool
- 3/32" collet
- "Everything" rotary tool bit
- Spray cleanser
- Sanitizing solution
- Tray for soaking equipment
- Safety goggles
- 2 coarse files
- 10 birchwood sticks
- Hand sanitizer
- Nail nippers
- Storage container
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 provide your own kit.)
- $699 per person. Fee includes kit, two lunches, refreshments, program manual, instruction, and supervised practice. If you purchase a kit from us we will refill all of your liquid supplies at the end of the clinical day, so you can go back home with a full kit, ready to work!
Contact Hours will be awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education / UW-Extension. Participants will receive 6 education hours and 8 clinical hours for completing the course.