Foot care training - page 31

I have been interested in starting a foot care service for some time now and after reading posts from LoisJean feel this is something I can do. I would like to start out by receiving some kind of... Read More

  1. by   sallyspring
    I work in Canada and am owner operator.
    There is a company called Pedicare ). I bought a professional drill package and a bunch of single client/use sets and their burrs for just under $2200.
    I am dealing with two companies about furniture,(if you use them, please tell them I refered you.. No benefit, but I really liked dealing with Jamie there at and the other one is
    Their furniture include hydraulic facial beds, pedicure chairs as well as technician chairs.
    There is another company that sells tools called superior medical. Every now and then, they sell blacks files for $10 each, buy 5 and get 6.They are really sharp. Their prices are reasonable.
    You are lucky that you can afford a waiting room. I renovated my home and have a small clinic room with a bathroom fixed up for my business.I will be using my laundry room as well as another room as an office/storage area.I added a ramp for universal access and wheel chair accessible doors.
    I am still considering my charges so it is great to see what others are charging. I never thought to charge group rates.I do have three ladies who like having their feet done together and have a real girl's afternoon. I enjoy it too. They even provide all the towels and treat me to what ever they are having.LOL
    For supplies, I use continental do a great spray cleanser and foot soak.I plan to offer some products for sale too.If this does not go over well, that will be discontinued but I will stock some nail fungus treatments as that is a real problem here.
    I am not employing anyone yet, so will take time to work on my policies and procedures.
    I do have an instruction sheet for the assessment form that I developed.

    Do keep us posted with your progress
  2. by   Lisa.rn
    I'm looking for information to start up an independent business as a foot care nurse and have had no luck in obtaining any information from NY State Nurse Practice Acts. If anyone has any information I would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Lisa, RN
    Last edit by Lisa.rn on Oct 5, '12
  3. by   Lisa.rn
    Quote from Flockone
    Hi Dawn,

    I am interested in foot care as an independent busines here in New York State. I too have been going through my state's Nurse Practice Act to see if this is possible. I haven't found out yet.
    I have found little training in the US. Have you attended a formal training for foot care? Any help would be appreciated.

    Polly RN

    Hi Polly,

    I know it has been some time since you have posted that you were looking for information on becoming an independent business owner in NY, but I am wondering if you were able to find anything out? I'm also in NY and have called the state on two occasions with no return calls for this information. Any help would be greatly appreciated from you or from anyone from NY.

    Thank you,
    Lisa, RN
  4. by   Race Mom
    If I am unsure about whether something falls within my legal scope of practice, how can I find out? Answer: You can contact the New York State Board for Nursing by mail at New York State Education, 89 Washington Avenue-Education Building, State Board for Nursing, Second Floor, West Wing, Albany, New York, 12234, by e-mail at, or by telephone at 518-474-3817 ext. 120.

    The scopes of practice for the professions of registered professional nurse, licensed practical nurse and nurse practitioner are defined in Education Law. Does that mean that I can do everything that falls within the legal scope of the practice of my profession?
    Answer: A licensee may legally perform services that are in the definition of the scope of practice but licensees must also be competent to deliver those services. Part 29 of the Rules of the Board of Regents requires that licensees practice within the scope defined in law and within their personal scope of competence. If you are not competent to provide a service that you are legally allowed to provide, then you may not provide that service. As a licensed professional, it is your responsibility to practice within the scope of your abilities and expertise. If you practice outside your personal scope of competence, you may be charged with professional misconduct.

    These are a few things I found in a search for your state. You have probably already read this. I would try the email address next. Don't forget to tell them that you are providing nursing services. No medical dx or medical tx and will refer for those cases. You are just providing for ADL's and the physical and mental responses to their medical dx already given (if there is one).

    Good luck and please, please, please, post any responses you get on here so others can benefit and we can have a larger voice in this new"ish" specialty.
  5. by   dianro
    Hey everyone! I am an advanced practice family nurse practitioner, and wanted to recommend Best Practices in Foot Care for the RN. It is avaalable on line and is very convenient. Presented in a concise manner for easy readability, once signed up you have ample time to complete it. I currently provide foot care and have not taken the examination for CFCN, however I feel totally confident that this on line course has prepared me for success. I will let you know when I am done how the test went. If you are interested in the course yourself, go to Professional Education LLC. Well worth the investment. If you have diabetic patients this is a must!

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