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Foot and Nail Care

Foot and Nail Care Programs

One of few courses offered nationwide with both classroom instruction and a supervised clinical practice.

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. Our programs will give you the skills you need to begin a practice of basic foot and nail care.

These programs are intended for registered nurses who work with elderly or disabled populations in the community or any clinical setting. Participants who complete the program will receive 7 education hours and either 10 or 30 clinical hours, depending on which option is selected.

Two options. Choose the best fit for your goals:

  1. Education Day with Basic Clinical Option
    Upon completion of this hands-on course, you will earn 7 Education Contact Hours and 10 Clinical Contact Hours.
  2. Education Day with 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 or AFCNA exam. Upon completion of this hands-on course, you will earn 7 Education Contact Hours and 30 Clinical Contact Hours.

For more information go to Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses

Considering Certification?

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. Our Foot and Nail care course fulfills a portion of the requirements needed to take either of the following certification exams:

  • Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board-Certified Foot Care Nurse. Learn more on the WOCNCB website.
  • American Foot Care Nurse Association-Certified Foot Care Specialist. Learn more on the AFCNA website.

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