Overview

Explore the nursing assessment of the lower extremities, common foot afflictions, tools and the interventions necessary for safe and effective basic foot nursing. Make a difference in your client’s lives, today. 

This program introduces the principles and practices of foot care as defined and established by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM), Nursing Foot Care Standards. Upon completion of program, students may apply to their governing body (CLPNM, CRNM, or CRPNM) for license to practice Foot Care in Manitoba. 

You will be introduced to anatomy, structure and function of the lower extremities. Nursing assessment of the lower extremities, common foot afflictions, tools, and the interventions necessary for safe and effective basic nursing foot care will be explored.

Learn how to use foot care instruments and products,  as well as how to assess gait differentiations and footwear. Evaluate the effectiveness of foot care and footwear, and learn about client education, consultation and referral of clients. 

With a specialization in foot care, work as a foot care nurse in various health care settings, such as hospitals, personal care homes, private care facilities, home care and independent foot care practices. 

Admissions

  • This is a postgraduate certification, so all students must hold a current, active practicing license with CLPNM, CRNM or CRPNM prior to and during registration in Nursing Foot Care courses, as well as relevant experience.  

All clinical and lab requirements must be completed in Manitoba.

With your application form, you must also submit:

  • Non-refundable $95 application fee
  • Proof of your current and active registration with CLPNM, CRNM or CRPNM

Applicants are not considered for acceptance until a complete application is submitted with all the required documentation. Applications are only accepted by mail or in person.

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

Distance Delivery Information

The Foot Care program has seven required courses/clinical in order to receive a document of achievement.

You have a maximum of three months to complete each of the theory courses and complete the course you are taking prior to registering for the next course on the list.

The theory portion of the course is delivered by an online learning management system with an instructor as a resource to course materials. This format requires that you are able to work highly independently, and are able to manage your time effectively in order to remain on task and meet deadlines. Please note that the Small Business course requires you to attend either the Brandon or Winnipeg Campus for approximately two days for a face-to-face class delivery.

Clinical will be held at facilities set up in Brandon OR Winnipeg, depending on the availability of instructors and clinical sites. These clinical occur over two days on a weekend. Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the student.

All clinical and lab requirements must be completed in Manitoba.

With your application form, you must also submit:

Non-refundable $95 application fee Proof of your current and active registration with CLPNM, CRNM or CRPNM

Careers & Connections

Careers

With a specialization in foot care, work as a foot care nurse in various health care settings, such as hospitals, personal care homes, private care facilities, home care and independent foot care practices. 

Connections

Once all courses within the program are completed, the student will receive a Document of Achievement which they send to CLPNM with a transcript to become licensed as a Foot Care Nurse in Manitoba.

Tools & Supplies

Student Kit Requirements:

  • Portable Rotary Drill Tool suitable for Foot Care (2500 - 5000 rpm speeds) Can be sourced through Foot Care product suppliers between $400 - $600. 
  • 14 cm Magna Nail Nipper Double Spring
  • Diamond Deb File - 20 cm
  • Curette Excavator - Double Ended 1.5 mm & 2.0 mm A4-430
  • Black's File, Fine Head, Stainless Steel
  • PBS Diamond Podiatry Bur - Pear Shaped - Can be ordered at Diamond Athletics in Winnipeg or Innovative Medical Supplies in Brandon

At-Home Computing

For this program, you are expected to have access to a computer at home. It should have a webcam, microphone and internet access to enable remote learning for the theory portions of your programs.

At-Home Computing Information

Courses & Costs

Tuition, fees and Student Association fees total approximately $2,672. Estimated costs for books and supplies are $700. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice.

This program is offered by distance education; please refer to assiniboine.net/distance for more details, including course dates and fees.

COURSE TITLE 2021-22

NUMBER

CREDITS

TUITION

Nursing Foot Care Introduction

HLTH-0218

1.5

$339

Foot Assessment & Intervention

HLTH-0219

3

$469

High Risk Feet – Theory

HLTH-0228

1.5

$289

High Risk Feet – Clinical

HLTH-0229

1.5

$439

Diabetic Feet – Theory

HLTH-0230

1.5

$289

Diabetic Feet – Clinical

HLTH-0231

1.5

$439

Foot Care – Small Business

HLTH-0232

1.5

$408

   

TOTAL: 

$2672

This program is also offered by distance education please refer to assiniboine.net/distance for more details, including course dates and fees.

 

Program Details