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Foot Care Nurse Program Continues at Confederation College

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has seven regional sites located in Dryden, Fort

 

August 1, 2022

THUNDER BAY, ON, July 29, 2022 – Confederation College Continuing Education will be offering the Foot Care Nurse Clinical Program this Fall. This program is designed for practical and registered nurses who wish to update their knowledge and skills.

Foot care nurses provide a thorough and comprehensive assessment of the lower limbs and have extensive knowledge in the anatomy and physiology of foot and nail conditions. They abide by proper infection control practices which are standards set by Infection Prevention and Control policies by Public Health Ontario.

To qualify for this training, students must complete an online theory course through Foot Canada Training. When the course material is finished, Continuing Education provides practical learning opportunities for students to practice in a clinical setting.

"Foot Care is an essential health care service that often goes unrecognized. As a foot care nurse and educational instructor for the foot care nursing program with Confederation College and in conjunction with Foot Canada Training, it is my goal is to raise awareness for foot health. People don't realize how vital foot health is," explained instructor Brette Cain, a graduate of Confederation College's Practical Nursing program.

There is a shortage of foot care nurses in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who are interested in upgrading their skills can register for the theory courses at any time. Clinical classroom opportunities will be available in the Fall.

The program also calls on community members who would like free services. Clients have been welcomed with no foot care issues who only require basic care, through to those with more complicated issues such as sore feet, diabetes, ingrown toenails, calluses, bunions, or ulcers, etc.

For more information about the program, visit: https://www.confederationcollege.ca/ceprogram/ foot-care-nurse.

Confederation College has been serving the citizens of northwestern Ontario since 1967 meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of some 550,000 square kilometres. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, Confederation College has seven regional sites located in Dryden, Fort Frances, Greenstone, Kenora, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Red Lake, as well as a growing Distance Education division.

Confederation College delivers exceptional education and training to an average of 4,800 combined full- and part-time students per year and currently has a total of 600 full- and part-time employees. Confederation's regional economic impact and contribution is valued at $703.3 million annually.

 

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