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Stephanie R  RN  wrote: I completed a  basic and advanced foot care nurse program 2 years from a foot care nurse education provider. I realize that I needed a refresher to pass the online foot care competency exam as my program did not meet competency standards. College of Health Studies were very helpful in assisting me in upgrading my knowledge and skills in advanced nursing foot care. Four weeks after my upgrade I was able to pass the online foot care competency exam. I am now working for a nursing agency who was looking for a certified foot care nurse who hired me. Thank you Foot care Nurse Certification in allowing me to obtain this certification that is recognized. Certified Foot care Nurse March 2015.

 

Carley C RPN  wrote:  As a foot care nurse working in private practice I wanted to become certified as a CFCN because it shows that I am competent in the  service that I offer. In passing the competency exam offered at the College of Health Studies indicate that I am on the right track in performing safe nursing foot care treatment. I also like that I have the support and that I can network with other foot care nurses all over on the timed right online foot care nurse platform. Thank you Foot care Nurse Certification. Satisfied Certified Foot care Nurse March 2015



Why Become Board Certified as a Foot care Nurse - CFCN


The Foot care Nurse certification is voluntary process that is offered to any nurse who is practicing basic and advanced nursing foot care. Nurses includes: Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and License Practical Nurses, the Certified Foot care Nurse Certification - CFCN is offered to any nurse who have completed a Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care program whose foot care program includes nursing foot care competencies as per the Foot care Nurse Certification Board, Registered Nurses Association Best Practice guidelines for diabetes foot care, College of Nurses  of Ontario infection control standards, Health Canada Foot care infection Control standards, and Advanced Nursing Foot care Standards.


Foot care nurse Certification is a voluntary recognized credential for registered nurses, registered practical nurses, nurse practitioners, and license practical nurses that meet specific nursing practice criteria as a foot care nurse practicing foot care.
If the nurse does not meet nursing practice criteria, a foot care course refresher may be required prior to the competency exam-based testing that is required for certification. This online competency basic and advanced nursing foot care exam is offered  by the College of Health Studies. The credential, which must be renewed every 2 years, confirms that an RN, NP, RPN, and LPN, has demonstrated competence in Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care and having met current Foot care Nurse Competencies and Standards of practice.

Benefits of Board Certification 

  • Your Foot care Nurse Certification credential indicates to your peers, patients, employers and to the public, that you are qualified, competent and current in a providing Basic and Advanced Nursing foot care. 
  • Preparing for the certification exam ensures your specialized knowledge and skills are current and comprehensive.  
  • Renewing your certification through continuous learning ensures you stay current with best practice and guideline in your practice.
  • Having a trademarked certification credential after your name validates your competency in your area of nursing practice.
  • It validates and confirm your knowledge and skill levels in your practice as a Certified Foot care nurse .
  • Greater respect among your peers.
  • Greater job opportunities as some employers list certification as a preferred qualification
  • Career advancement and increased responsibilities
  • Potential for salary differentials and reimbursement of certification exam costs
  • Formal recognition in the workplace
  • Obtaining discount from partner schools in the community that offers skills building course such as reflexology, laser treatment, and wound care
  • Gaining access to suppliers where you can purchase supplies at whole sale price. 
  • Support in obtaining becoming a veterans affairs provider and obtain payment for the service that you offer your clients by Blue Cross
  • Opportunity to participate in exam development activities and act as a certification mentor to share your knowledge with the next generation of certified foot care nurses
  • Opportunity to network with other Certified Foot care Nurses on the online certified foot care nurse community platform for foot care nurses. 


Meeting National Standards of Excellence
Certification represents a commitment to being involved in the changing role of the foot care nurse in assessment treatment and health-care standards in nursing foot care. Nurses who achieve certification commit to a national foot care standard of professional competence that demonstrates their understanding of basic and advanced foot care in area of nursing practice.
Foot care certification also supports and gives national scope to continuing competence in Basic and Advanced Nursing Foot care.