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 accepted online, 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. 

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 $2,673. Estimated costs for books and supplies are $700. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice.

COURSE TITLE 

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

$409

   

TOTAL: 

$2673

 

Distance Education

The Nursing Foot Care document of achievement program is available for study through distance education. Students must successfully complete the seven required theory and clinical courses.

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. 

Due to COVID-19, Clinical will be held at facilities set up in Brandon, 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.

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. 

2021-22 Nursing Foot Care Distance Education Schedule

To register, call 204.725.8701 to register with a credit card.

The deadline to register is the 20th of the prior month 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. 

Once you have registered for your course, you’ll get information about your instructor, how to purchase your textbook(s) and course delivery.

We recommend that you start with one course to get a feel for the course load. After that, it's up to you how many courses you take.

Please ensure that you review our academic policies, including policy A20: Registering, Adding and Dropping Courses, which explains the refund policy for distance education courses; and A10: Maintaining Active Student Status, which details how often you need to complete a course to remain active in your program.  

Program Details