About the Program
The Valley Foundation School of Nursing offers a Nursing Specialty Advanced Certificate Program for registered nurses graduated with a baccalaureate degree or higher. The program allows students to choose from one (or more) of the following courses: wound care, ostomy care, and foot and nail care. By taking only one course, students will be eligible to receive academic credits. Students taking at least two courses will be eligible to receive an advanced academic certificate.
Wound Care, Course Description
A graduate credit course incorporating theory, simulation, psychomotor skills, and clinical practice to assess selected disorders of the integumentary system and manage wounds, fistulas, percutaneous tubes, and pressure ulcers. Students enrolling in the wound course are required to complete the pressure ulcer training at the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®) and show proof of CEUs prior to starting of the course. Website can be accessed below.
Ostomy Care, Course Description
A graduate credit course incorporating theory, simulation, psychomotor skills, and clinical practice to assess selected disorders of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems and manage fecal and urinary diversions, continent diversions, fistulas, and percutaneous tubes.
Foot and Nail Care, Course Description
The Foot and Nail Course is a 5-unit course (40 hours of theory, 20 hours of skills practice, 40 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. 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.
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