British Columbia

Associations & Funding Resources

REGULATORY BODIES:
British Columbia College of Nursing Professionalswww.bccnp.ca
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
BC Nurses Unionwww.bcnu.org
Tania Bell, RN, BSN
Tania Bell, RN, BSNBritish Columbia Advisor
Tania has been the owner/operator of a foot, wound and ostomy clinic since 2003. Her nursing experience includes maternity, community nursing, dialysis and nurse educator. She lives with her husband on a ranch in northern BC, four horses, three dogs, and two goats.
Lorna Gail Proudfoot, RN
Lorna Gail Proudfoot, RNBritish Columbia Advisor
Lorna Gail has been full time since 2014, providing advanced foot care in the community, clinics and in complex care. She is inspired to support national standards as a foundation for education and best practise to benefit all nurses and the public we provide care to.
Tannis Sorge, RN
Tannis Sorge, RNBritish Columbia Advisor
Tannis Sorge is a Registered Nurse and private practice foot care nurse with nearly twenty years’ experience. Throughout her career, Tannis has owned and operated three businesses focused on foot care. She started her career providing foot care services in facilities, clinics, and in-home client visits. She later opened her second business, providing instruments and support equipment to foot care nurses across British Columbia. More recently, for the last five years Tannis has expanded into foot care education as the co-owner of PEDEd, providing education courses/workshops, independently as well as in B.C Colleges and Universities. For over 12 years she has also hosted and taken an active role in developing the B.C. Foot Care Nurses Association, helping to grow and connect the nursing foot care community in B.C.

Tannis is a strong advocate for the importance of foot care education for both nurses and the general public. She believes in the importance of creating a professional community of foot care nurses across Canada, guided by a set of national standards and certification shaping their practice. It is her hope that the CAFCN will continue to take a leading role in helping the Canadian foot care community achieve this goal. She believes that foot care nurses working in a united role alongside governing bodies, allied foot health professionals and associations such as the CAFCN, result in better client outcomes. Additionally, this further strengthens and provides recognition to the essential role of the foot care nurse professional.