Certification for Foot Care Nurses
The Mission of the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses is to advance the practice of foot care through a collaborative and networking process for all individuals providing foot care. One of the four goals of CAFCN is to “develop educational opportunities, national guidelines, and a certification process for nursing foot care.” In 2017, CAFCN published The National Competencies for Advanced Foot Care Nursing in Canada and are available in both English and French. These documents currently help to inform clinical foot care nursing practice.
CAFCN recognizes that developing a certification process for foot care nursing requires time to complete. CAFCN continues to work towards a certification process.
Regarding foot care nursing education, CAFCN does not endorse any particular nursing foot care course and has no influence over curriculum or learning outcomes of individual foot care courses. When searching out nursing foot care opportunities, it is the responsibility of each individual nurse to chose a program that best suits their educational needs. For more information about available foot care courses in your area, please contact one of our advisors.
CAFCN recommends that regardless of which foot care nursing course you have taken or will take, that all foot care nurses make ongoing learning activities a part of their nursing practice. It is important to maintain records of learning activities as regulatory bodies often require proof.
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