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Foot and Nail Care

Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses

Education and Clinical Offerings

As our population ages and we see rising rates of diabetes, the demand for foot and nail care is rapidly increasing. This area of nursing practice is often neglected in formal nursing education, leaving a shortage of professional providers. This course will give you all the tools you need to begin a practice of basic foot and nail care.

Foot and Nail Care Education brochure

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FALL 2016

Basic Clinical Option
Education Day - October 19
Clinical Day - October 20 or 21

Expanded Clinical Option
Education Day - October 19
Clinical Days - Oct. 20, 21 and 22


Foot and Nail Care: Starting a Business

FALL 2016: Wednesday, October 19

Dawn Johnson, Power of AND, Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses

Dawn Johnson RN, CWOCN

Home Health Nurse, Wyoming, Minnesota

Her program:  Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses

"I realized there was so much more to wound care."

Dawn Johnson came to this understanding while working as a home health nurse in Kanabec County, Minnesota, a rural area north of Minneapolis. One of her patients prior to training for her certification was a woman in her 90s with a leg wound that had not healed in five years. Dawn learned both how important compression was in healing for her, and how using the right products could make a big difference both in the results as well as the cost of care. The home health team was able to heal the wound, and Dawn's patient was able to remain living independently in her own home.

Because Dawn sees so many foot wounds, she decided to attend Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses. In addition to her clinic practice, she also provides foot care to hospitalized patients. Healing wounds is important to Dawn - but her real passion is prevention. With proper foot and nail care, she hopes to help her patients avoid the need for wound care altogether.

This course is one of the few offered nationwide that includes both classroom instruction and a supervised clinical practicum.

We now offer two convenient options to fit your education and clinical needs:

The Education Day with the Basic Clinical Option: Upon completion of this hands-on course, you will earn 7 Education Contact Hours and 10 Clinical Contact Hours.  You may choose to take either the Thursday or Friday clinical option.

The Education Day with the Expanded Clinical Option: This option was designed for those interested in additional hands-on practice or interested in earning additional Clinical Contact Hours in order to sit for the WOCNCB exam.  Upon completion of this hands-on course, you will earn 7 Education Contact Hours and 30 Clinical Contact Hours.  In order to receive 30 Clinical Contact Hours you must register for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday clinical options.

Planning to sit for the WOCNCB Foot and Nail Care Certification Exam?

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 fulfills a portion of the requirements needed to take the certification exam. Certification in foot and nail care is available through the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB). New eligibility requirements began May of 2015, follow this link to learn if you are eligible.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education courses that will fulfill WOCNCB Certification Requirements:

Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses
•  Education: 7 CE/Contact Hours
•  Basic Clinical: 10 CE/Contact Hours
•  Expanded Clinical: 30 CE/Contact Hours

Wound Treatment Associate Online Program
•  Education: 21 CE (Contact Hours)

Lymphedema Management: Everything You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid to Ask (check back for updated info)
•  Education: 8 CE/Contact Hours

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