What programs are right for you?

To find out what programs might suit you best, please review our list of programs 
and read the synopsis of each.


Unregulated Care Providers, Care Partners

We recommend the Skin Health Program for Personal Care Providers, a self-paced, multi-faceted program based on the best available evidence designed to: encourage an interprofessional, collaborative and person-centred approach to skin health and wound prevention, empower Personal Care Providers with the knowledge, judgement and attitudes to identify those at-risk and respond appropriately to optimize skin health and prevent wounds, and to spark change in practice and in the health of individuals and communities.

Improve their knowledge, improve your outcomes.
The information on this page is designed to help you discover which program is best suited to your needs.

Nurses, Allied Health Professionals

If you want specialized knowledge in a particular wound type, such as surgical site complications, diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, skin tears, moisture-associated skin damage or burns, we recommend you take the  Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge (A100MNN) or  Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge and Skills (A100NWS) program to fulfill the prerequisite requirements, then enrol in one or more of the topics-specific programs that suits your learning needs best. The full list can be seen here.

If you want to improve your hands-on skills, we highly recommend the following programs, each of which contains a day-long on-site skills lab: Best Practice Approach to Skin Health and Wound Management: Knowledge and Skills (A100NWS), Holistic Approach to Diabetic Foot Offloading: Knowledge and Skills (A108MWS), Focus on the Prevention and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Knowledge and Skills (A101MWS) and Focus on the Prevention and Management of Venous Leg Ulcers: Knowledge and Skills (A105MWS). Note that each of these programs has prerequisites.

Do you already consider yourself knowledgeable about skin and wounds but want to continue your professional development? You might benefit from a refresher course or a skills lab to sharpen your practice and further your career. Many WCI programs, particularly the SHARP program and programs with skills labs, along with Wounds Canada conferences, are tailored to help you achieve your more advanced goals.


The Institute has two programs designed specifically for nurse practitioners, physicians, chiropodists/podiatrists and pharmacists: Wound Care for Primary Care Practitioners (B100NNL) and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) for Primary Care Practitioners (B103NNL), however you may also be interested in any of the “Focus On” programs and skills labs as well.

Please visit the Programs Overview page for details on program syllabi, prerequisites, hours required for completion, costs and certificates/CME credits/other accreditation.