Advance Your Career
as a Podortho® Nurse Today
with Foot Care Education

Foot Care Courses Conveniently located in:

Alexandria, Barrie, London, Oshawa, Ottawa, North Bay, and Windsor!

Feet for Life School of Podortho® Nursing

Are You Ready to Take Your NURSING
Career to the Next Level?

Nurses are eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,500.00 in tuition fees upon successful completion through the Nursing Education Initiative (NEI).

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PRACTICE SUPPORT

Each student receives a one year complementary membership to the Ontario Podortho® Nursing Association Inc. to provide ongoing career support.

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NURSING SPECIALTY

Our program offers the most advanced theoretical and practical knowledge intake to specialize in all aspects of foot and lower limb care to a Nurses full scope of practice.

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MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

With locations in Alexandria, Barrie, London, North Bay, Oshawa, Ottawa, and Windsor for easy access from all over the province with many more to come!

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PODORTHO® TEXTBOOK

Offering a specialized textbook designed for our Podortho® Nurses to specialize in Foot and Lower Limb Care within a Nurses scope of practice.

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ACCREDITATION

Our courses are fully accredited by the Ontario Podortho® Nursing Association Inc. who are recognized by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Podortho® Nursing

About Our Advanced Podortho® Course

At the Feet For Life School of Podortho® Nursing we offer exceptional courses to ensure that future Podortho® Nurses obtain the highest amount of knowledge from instructors with decades of experience operating successful Podortho® Nursing Foot Care practices in Foot & Lower Limb care utilizing top of the line equipment and instruments. Each Nurse (Podortho Student) has the opportunity to learn innovative techniques and work with new technologies to support their practice and learn how to offer a wide range of treatments for the clients they will treat. This includes orthotic therapy, compression therapy, laser therapy and much more. New Nurses will gain knowledge and clinical skills to develop a professional career in this field of practice. This program is also for experienced foot care nurses who wish to update their practical skills and knowledge working within the Health Care Team or expanding their current independent practice.

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4

(Theory 2 Days)

  • In class at location chosen or now offered online at some locations.
  • Biomechanics lesson is online and must be attended on scheduled date (facilitator will advise).
  • Ottawa location theory is online and can be done in both English and French.

(3 practicum days)

  • 1 on 1 skills training in clinic setting with mentor.
  • Booked with clinic facility once theory portion is completed.
  • Multiple case studies each day with many different elements requiring advanced care.
  • Student will perform Podortho® Nurse assessments, patient care, evaluation, patient health teaching and documentation observed by instructor.

(Independent Study)

  • Chapter questions and assignments (submitted by student to instructor online).
  • working documents are provided to students through online portal once registered.

(OPNA Provincial Podortho® Nursing Exam)

  • In person exam and is typically booked on the last clinical day however can be booked with facilitator to write when ready to do so. It is recommended exam be written after modules 1, 2, and 3 have been completed.

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Program Information

This program is completed at the students own pace as we recognize how busy a nurse’s career is and the commitment to continuing education can be daunting. Once registered the nurse can become certified quickly and start their new career and earn a great income in as quick as two weeks.

This post graduate nursing program includes the most advanced education and clinical training for Nurses in this field of health care and is  geared specifically to Nurses who wish to work to their full scope of practice and obtain specialized knowledge, skills, and judgement. Once completing this program, the Podortho® Nurse will gain confidence to practice independently and competently when delivering this much needed care in our communities across Ontario, Canada.

Awarded Certificate from Feet for Life School of Podortho® Nursing and the exclusive use of the OPNA Trademarked Career Title “Podortho”® Nurse!

Benefits of Feet for Life School of Podortho® Nursing Program Versus Others

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Skills practice is held in a clinic setting one on one with client and mentor
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Advanced Podortho Nursing Textbook & Student Guide is included in the fee along with some goodies
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Students do not need to purchase instruments or equipment for this course, however, students will have access to special discounts provided by our participating suppliers who work in collaboration with our school.
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Students will receive a one-year complementary membership to our supporting association The Ontario Podortho Nursing Association (OPNA) whereby; they will have access to:

- Practice Documents
- References to Podortho® Nurse Core Competencies (PNCC)
- Complementary online education programs specific to advancing Podortho® Nursing practice
- Advocation for recognition in our communities across Ontario Canada

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Benefits of Becoming a Podortho® Nurse

Provide Quality One on One Care With Your Clients

Control Your Work Schedule

Earn a Great Income

Create Quality Work & Personal Life Balance

Advanced Podortho® Nurse Program

Advance Your Career as a Podortho® Nurse

Foot Care Nurse to Podortho® Nurse Bridge Program

Change Your Career as a Podortho® Nurse

Podortho® Personal Support Worker Program (PPSW)

Start Your Career as a Podortho® PSW

Meet Our Team

Our Podortho® Course Facilitators

Erin King

Director of Education/ President / Registered Practical Nurse / Podortho® Nurse
BARRIE

Erin King

Barrie
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Josée Hunter

Registered Practical Nurse / Podortho® Nurse
ALEXANDRIA

Josée Hunter

Alexandria
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Shawn Louiseize

Registered Practical Nurse / Podortho® Nurse
NORTH BAY

Shawn Louiseize

North Bay
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Lisa VanBrenk

Registered Nurse / Podortho® Nurse / Pedorthist
LONDON

Lisa VanBrenk

London
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Natalie Doucet

Registered Practical Nurse / Podortho® Nurse
OSHAWA

Natalie Doucet

Oshawa
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Sarab Dormani

Registered Nurse / BscN/ Podortho® Nurse
OTTAWA

Sarab Dormani

Ottawa
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Janis Boudreau

Registered Practical Nurse / Podortho® Nurse
WINDSOR

Janis Boudreau

Windsor
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Podortho® Nursing Foot Care

Course Guidelines & Expectations

This post graduate program is for RN’s, RPN’s and NP’s who wish to advance their careers in the specialized field of medical foot and lower limb care. This continuing education program is consistent with the College of Nurses of Ontario’s Quality Assurances program. The Nurse will advance their knowledge, skills, and judgement in this area of care. The design of this program is to guide our students so that they acquire the appropriate competencies and feel confident to deliver this care when they complete our program. Our students will have access to ongoing support through the Ontario Podortho® Nursing Association Inc. An Ontario registered not-for-profit organization designed to support Podortho® Nurses in their quest to provide advanced quality client care while working to their full scope of practice.

Our students (nurses) will be expected to conduct some of their own research and possess the competencies to know when and how to assess related information which will continue throughout their Podortho® Nursing Career. Once completing module one theory component students will be able to utilize the knowledge obtained to transfer this into practical skills. Each student will also complete the required textbook reading and chapter questions and assignments which will be submitted to their facilitator online. OPNA approved provincial exam will be based on what the student has learn in class and clinical.

Attendance is 100% mandatory for in class learning and clinical. Exceptions can be made for students who are travelling from long distances if extenuating circumstances are present.

Become a Podortho® Nurse Today

Podortho® Nurses are in high demand in various health care settings. In clinics, LTC facilities, Home Care, and Hospitals.

We receive many requests for specifically Podortho® Nurses who are highly regarded as foot and lower limb care specialists.