Nursing Specialty Advanced Certificate Programs

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About the Advanced Certificate Programs

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers the Wound and Ostomy Education Program (which support a community clinic on campus), as well as the Foot and Nail Care Nursing Specialty course: both are post-baccalaureate specialty education programs for registered nurses.

Both programs are hybrid, with online, on-campus, and off-campus site components. 

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About the Wound and Ostomy Program

The Wound and Ostomy program servers as an opportunity to learn skills for providing acute and rehabilitative needs for people with abdominal stomas, wounds, fistulas, drains, and pressure ulcers. Upon completion of the program, nurses can take the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (WOCN) Certification Board exams in one or both specialties.

The Wound and Ostomy Education Program at The Valley Foundation School of Nursing is accredited by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Society (WOCN).

More Information

For full information about the program, please visit the dedicated Wound and Ostomy Education Program website.

Contact

Questions or general inquiries? Please contact 408-924-3183 or email WOEP-group@sjsu.edu.

FREE Ostomy Clinic for Children and Adults

The clinic is held at the SJSU Health Building by certified ostomy nurses on Friday afternoons with the exception of school holidays and semester breaks.

Call 408-924-3422 for an appointment. If a scheduler is not available to take the call, please leave a message and the call will be returned as soon as possible. We will issue parking passes to clients prior to or during the appointment.

 

About the Foot and Nail Care Program

The purpose of the pre-certification course is to offer post-baccalaureate nursing specialty education to registered nurses so that they can provide foot and nail care for clients in need. The Foot and Nail Course is a 5-unit course (40 hours of theory, 20 hours of skills practice, 45 hours of practicum)  incorporating theory, psychomotor skills, and clinical reasoning skills in the assessment and management of selected disorders of the lower extremities, feet, and nails.

Upon completion of the course, students may take the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Society (WOCN) Certification Board exam in foot and nail care to become Certified Foot Care Nurses (CFCN). Graduates may also take the Certified Foot Care Specialist (CFCS) competency exam offered by the American Foot Care Nurses Association and though that exam become Certified Foot Care Specialist (CFCS).

More Information

For full information about the program, please visit the Foot and Nail Course overview webpage.

Contact

Questions or general inquiries? Please contact 408-924-3183 or email WOEP-group@sjsu.edu.