The need for foot-care trained nurses is growing…and will only continue to do so. We have an increasing population of older Americans, and many more of them have one or more chronic illnesses that put them at risk in their foot care. Have you wondered if there wasn’t some way you could get the concentrated training you need for helping your patients with their foot care…all in one place?
Professional Education is the place! We have put together the foot-specific training you need. Use this course to advance your career with specialty certifications.
Prof-Ed has put together the most thorough and comprehensive foot care training programs available. Refreshing your A&P on the lower limbs is only the first block in the foundation. You’ll learn to:
- Recognize and assess diseases, disorders and conditions of the skin and nails
- Integrate your “team approach” for healthy feet and legs in your nursing practice
- Implement the various interventions available to you within your licensure
- Much more
The American Foot Care Nurses Association grants credentials for Certified Foot Care Specialist® (CFCS) for LPN/LVN, RN, BSN, NP, DNP, PT, DPT license holders. This growing association actively supports its members with a variety of resources. The CFCS® requires 25 contact hours in foot care education taken in the 24 months prior to application, along with 20 hours of direct hands-on foot care with a qualified Proctor. Our programs fulfill both of these requirements and will give you a comprehensive foundation in the complexities of care of the feet. Please read more about their programs on their website
The WOCNCB Certification program to become a Certified Foot Care Nurse (CFCN®) requires 24 contact hours in education as well as 40 clinical hours in order to sit for the exam. Our two programs, Best Practices in Foot Care for RNs and the Foot Care Internship Program will fulfill these requirements, as well as providing you with an excellent foundation in foot care training. The CFCN® is a prestigious accomplishment which will grant you a much-needed specialty to advance your career. The program is administered solely by the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB). Please see full details on obtaining this certification at their website.
- Clinical Practices in Foot Care for LPN/LVNs – Certificate of Completion for 25 Contact Hours (Calif.)
- Best Practices in Foot Care for RNs – Certificate of Completion for 25 Contact Hours (Calif.)
- Foot Care Internship Program – Certificate of Completion satisfies 40 Clinical Contact Hours in Foot Care (Calif.)
Meeting a Great Need
The number of Americans with diabetes and other chronic illnesses such as PAD is rapidly growing — according to CDC estimates in the year 2050 as many as 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes unless we make strong lifestyle changes. In addition to this, we have an increasing population of elderly…and they are living longer. This means the foot-care trained nurse will be able to serve a growing number of people who will urgently need these skills.