Skin, Wound and Footcare Management

Acknowledgement of Completion
Classroom
Courses in this program are delivered face-to-face. Offerings have been suspended until delivery can safely resume.
A chiropodist taking care of foot - removing hard skin with special tool
Overview

Specialize your nursing skills with a foot or wound care course!

Enhance your foot and wound care knowledge in this specialized series of courses. Designed specifically for RNs and RPNs, these courses can help increase your potential to find employment or start your own business in wound or footcare management.

Led by instructors with industry expertise, all courses are interactive and combine theory and practical application.

Upon successful completion of Basic Footcare, Advanced Footcare and the Footcare Field Practicum, students will be awarded an Acknowledgment of Completion. To further explore the area of foot and wound care, students have the opportunity to complete the Management of Wounds workshop. 

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing
  • Proof of current RN/RPN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Health and Nursing.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

Click on the course number below to check current availability and for registration information

Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
Footcare Completion Letter
NRSGHZPAE Basic Footcare for RNs and RPNs

Two Day Workshop:

Focus on basic principles and skills in footcare. Blended Delivery - Two 3-hour online webinars on eLearn and one 7-hour in class session on Saturday. Online content to be completed prior to in-class session. Text and course manual available from the Campus Store at McMaster Hospital Room 1G. Do NOT cut toenails prior to in-class session and bring proof of CNO Registration.

NRSG10059 Advanced Footcare for RNs and RPNs

Four Day Workshop:

Assessment and nursing care of high risk feet, pathological conditions and infection control are discussed. Padding and strapping are practiced. Blended Delivery - Four 3-hour online webinars on eLearn and one 6-hour in-class session on scheduled Saturday. Online content to be completed prior to in-class session. Must have completed Basic Footcare course from a community college within the past 2 years. Prerequisite: NRSGHZPAE.

Footcare Acknowledgment of Completion
Completion of the two courses above plus:
CLIN10058 Footcare Field Practicum

Benefit from the opportunity to observe and implement footcare within scope of practice to clients in a residential setting. You MUST register for HLTH10223 to complete required health clearances prior to registration.

Skin and  Wound Care Completion Letter
HSCIHS127 The Management of Wounds

Enhance theoretical knowledge and practical skills in caring for complex wounds, including leg ulcers. Equivalent to L1-Canadian Assoc. of Wound Care series.

For the most current course offerings, start dates and fee information see the Continuing Education catalogue.

For further information on Practicum courses, please see the Field Placement/Clinical tab. 

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. 

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
Winter
(Jan to Apr)
Spring
(May to Aug)
NRSGHZPAE Basic Footcare for RNs and RPNs

Blended

Blended

Blended

NRSG10059 Advanced Footcare for RNs and RPNs

Blended

Blended

Blended

HSCIHS127 The Management of Wounds Blended Blended Blended
CLIN10058 Footcare Field Practicum FieldWork FieldWork FieldWork
Getting Started

Visit CE Get Started, your go-to online resource for getting started. You’ll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Courses in this program are delivered in class at the IAHS campus, and online through MyCanvas, Mohawk's Learning Management System.

Access MyCanvas
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to MyCanvas, Mohawk College’s Learning Management System. Visit the Getting Started - MyCanvas Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Find your Classroom
Room assignments for Continuing Education are available on the WhereEnCampus Portal. Visit Room Listings for more information.

Find your Textbook
Use the McMaster Campus Store (Health Sciences) to find your course materials.

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Preclinical / Clinical Information

Students preparing for Practicum should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of the Footcare Program will enable the graduate to:

  • Use specialized knowledge & skills to provide safe, competent footcare to clients
  • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate foot care within scope of practice
  • Update and expand knowledge of footcare practices using a variety of resources and learning opportunities
  • Utilize critical thinking skills in examining footcare situations
  • Implement and promote evidence-based nursing practice through research utilization
  • Utilize principles of health education, adult learning, and the teaching-learning process to meet the learning needs of foot care clients.

Career Opportunities

  • Specialization increases potential to find employment working in some capacity as a footcare practitioner.