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Foot and Nail Care:  Education for Nurses

October 14, 2015

Day 1 - Education  |  Day 2 - Clinical on October 15 or 16.

Foot and Nail Care:  Starting a Business

October 15, 2015

Foot and Nail Care:  Free Community Clinic (open to the public)

October 15-16, 2015


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.

5 Good Reasons to Take this Course:

Recession-proof your career.

Our aging population and the diabetes epidemic have dramatically increased the demand for professional foot and nail care services.

Advance your skills from basic to intermediate foot and nail care.

While nursing education programs typically include instruction on very basic care only, our program offers more advanced training.

Explore independent nursing practice in foot and nail care.

Like the idea of owning your own business? There is a growing shortage of skilled nurse providers who can offer intermediate or advanced foot and nail assessment and treatment.

After completing this course, you’ll be eligible 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 begin May of 2015, follow this link to learn if you are eligible.

Instructor Tara Beuscher talks about certification in this video.


Earn 6 education contact hours and 8 clinical contact hours.

This course is one of the few offered nationwide that includes both classroom instruction and a supervised clinical practicum. Register early - courses fill quickly. We limit class enrollment to 60 participants in the education portion and 30 in each clinical day to ensure an optimal learning experience.

And, if you have ever thought about starting your own foot and nail care business, consider attending our new program, Foot and Nail Care: Starting a Business . This 3-hour program is held the evening before the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses program.

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.


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