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Foot and Nail Care

Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses

FALL 2016

BASIC CLINICAL OPTION
Education Day:
Wednesday, October 19 | 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Clinical Day:
Thursday or Friday, October 20 or 22 | 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

EXPANDED CLINICAL OPTION*
Education Day:
Wednesday, October 19 | 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Clinical Days:
Thursday-Saturday, October 20, 21 & 22  | 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

* If you plan to sit for the WOCNCB Foot and Nail Care Certification Exam, you may need to take the Expanded Clinical Option. Follow this link to learn if you are eligible.

Foot and Nail Care Education brochure

Education location:
The Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
See our education video

Clinical location:
Grace Lutheran Church
202 W. Grand Avenue
Eau Claire, WI
See our clinical practicum video


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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.

You will:
  • 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.

Highlights of the Program - Video

See what happens during the clinical portion of the Foot and Nail Education program.

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, and transitional care settings
  • nurse entrepreneurs interested in creating their own foot and nail care businesses

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.

Fees

Education Day with Basic Clinical Option - $799
7 Education CE/Contact Hours & 10 Clinical CE/Contact Hours
Includes your own foot and nail care equipment kit, two lunches, refreshments, program manual, instruction, and supervised practice.

Education Day with Expanded Clinical Option - $999
7 Education CE/Contact Hours & 30 Clinical CE/Contact Hours

Includes your own foot and nail care equipment kit, four lunches, refreshments, program manual, instruction, and supervised practice.

CEUs, Contact Hours

Contact Hours will be awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education / UW-Extension. Participants will receive 7 education hours and 10 clinical hours for completing the Education Day with Basic Clinical Option. Participants can earn a total of 7 education hours and 30 clinical hours if the Education Day with Expanded Clinical option is selected.

Presenter

Mary Ellen Stolder is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in working with older adults. She is a Certified Foot and Nail Care Nurse who received her PhD in Nursing at the University of Iowa in 2012 where she was a John A. Hartford Scholar. She received her master’s degree and undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA in history from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Mary Ellen has taught undergraduate history courses at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and UW-Stout. Her background includes serving as a director of nursing in long term care, as an educator and administrator in undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, and as a program manager for continuing education, nursing. Mary Ellen has practiced as a NP in behavioral health and primary care settings. She currently volunteers her services to community members who are in need of foot care. 

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