Advanced Foot Care - XHLT 1080

This advanced foot care course combines independent study and assignments, instructor-led theory, and clinical practice. All supplies and instruments are included. Nurses will learn assessment and treatment of ailments of the foot, as well as how to care for high-risk clients. Other topics include the standards for sterilization protocols and accepted procedures for foot care nurses, records management, interdisciplinary care, and business fundamentals. At the end of this course, the nurse is prepared to provide foot care in either private practice or in a health-care setting.

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Additional information

Tuition: $1600

Additional costs such as textbook and supplies may apply. You must purchase 10 foot care kits (approximately $350).

You can buy the textbook directly from the publisher, Foot Canada. The NorQuest College bookstore sells single-use bundled kits for your clinical placement.

Course requirements

Academic requirements
  • active licensure in Canada as an licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, or nurse practitioner, and license in good standing
Practicum/work experience requirements

Before you attend your practicum, you will need:

  • to successfully complete all prerequisite courses.
  • the following courses. Certificates will be awarded upon completion:
    • It's Your Move: XHLT 1070 (current within one year)
    • WHMIS: XBUS 1017 (current within three years)
    • BLS (CPR): XHLT 1200 (current within one year)
    • HBPE: XHLT 1023 (current within three years)
  • a clear Police Information Check. A Vulnerable Sector Check is also needed if you are over 18 years of age.
  • an up-to-date immunization record.*
  • to complete the AHS Information & Privacy online learning module.
  • to complete the HSPNet consent form.
  • N95 mask fit testing (current within two years).

There may be costs associated with completing these requirements. See Completing work, practicum, and clinical requirements for details and further instructions.

What to expect

You will develop a professional resource portfolio throughout the course that will be used in practicum and after program completion. By the end of this course, you will be prepared to provide foot care in either private practice or in a health-care setting.

Class schedule

  Term Duration Schedule Location Class Section
  Fall Aug 28 - Nov 22, 2023 Online 40688 O01
  Fall Oct 2 - Dec 13, 2023 Online 40690 O02
  Winter Jan 8 - Mar 27, 2024 Online 10752 O01
  Winter Feb 5 - Apr 24, 2024 Online 10754 O02
  Spring May 6 - Jul 23, 2024 Online 20286 O01
  Spring Jun 3 - Aug 13, 2024 Online 20288 O02

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