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.

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

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Careers & Connections

Career Opportunities

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

Technology Requirements

Programs at Assiniboine have certain technology requirements. Students require access to computer devices at home and may be required to bring these on campus when instructed. Refer to assiniboine.net/tech  for more detailed information about the requirements for this program. 

Courses & Costs

Estimated Program Costs
  Credits Tuition Course fees Students' Association fees (Inc Health Premium) Estimated textbooks, tools and supplies
Nursing Foot Care 12 $2,662 $0 $12 $700

All fees are estimated and subject to change without notice.

COURSE TITLE 

NUMBER

CREDITS

Nursing Foot Care Introduction

HLTH-0218

1.5

Foot Assessment & Intervention

HLTH-0219

3

High Risk Feet – Theory

HLTH-0228

1.5

High Risk Feet – Clinical

HLTH-0229

1.5

Diabetic Feet – Theory

HLTH-0230

1.5

Diabetic Feet – Clinical

HLTH-0231

1.5

Foot Care – Small Business

HLTH-0232

1.5

  TOTAL: 

12

Course offerings are subject to change and may vary by intake.

Distance Education

The Nursing Foot Care program is available for study through distance education.

Students have a maximum of three months to complete each of the theory courses and must complete one course prior to registering for the next.

The theory portion of the course is delivered by an online learning management system with an instructor as a resource for course materials. This format requires you to work highly independently and manage your time effectively to remain on task and meet deadlines. 

Clinicals will be held at facilities set up in Brandon, depending on the availability of instructors and clinical sites. These clinicals 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.

To see when courses are being offered throughout the year, the costs and how long you have to complete them, click on the schedule below. 

2023-24 Nursing Foot Care Distance Education Schedule

Please note, the 2024-25 Distance Schedule will be available by May 31, 2024.

Registration options:

  • If you are an active Assiniboine student in the Nursing Foot Care program, you can register directly with the Registrar's Office by calling 204.725.8701
  • If you are not an active Assiniboine student in the Nursing Food Care program but are interested in applying, visit the 'Admissions' tab.

The deadline to register is the 20th of the month prior however, you can register at any time - you don't need to wait for the deadline. For example, for February 1st courses, the deadline to register is January 20th.

Program Details