Registration is now open for the July, 2014 program.
Registrations will be taken by phone only. Please call our office at 715-836-3636 or toll free 1-866-893-2423.
Registration opens in May for the October, 2014 program.
DAY ONE: July 9, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
1005 Oxford Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
* Nurses will be assigned to the Thursday or Friday clinical on a first come, first serve basis.
Please note: The pricing is new for our 2014 program. Due to the age of our current equipment supply, we no longer have equipment to lend to registrants for the clinical day. You are required to either obtain a kit with registration or to bring your own kit with you to the program.
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
You may also be interested in...
- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education also offers a 3-hour program called Foot and Nail Care: How to Start and Run Your Own Business.
- New! Lower Extremity Therapy is offered in conjunction with Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses. This program uses the technique of Healing Touch with an emphasis on the legs and feet.
Requirements for Participants
Proof of current licensure is required 30 days 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 obtain a kit with registration or to bring your own kit.
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 obtain 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!
CEUs; Contact Hours
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.
During the clinical practicum, instructor Tara Buescher demonstrates a technique on a patient with a difficult foot issue.