Our qualifications:

Bruce Coomber – B.SC., B.Ed.

  • 20 years of professional science teaching and administrative experience in Northern Canadian communities including Yukon, Northern Saskatchewan and Nunavut
  • Municipal Training Officer
  • Volunteer EMT
  • Current Dean of Education, Caritas College

Marion Coomber RN, SAC Dip. (FHP)

  • 44 years nursing experience in the UK and Canada including medicine and coronary care specialties, continuing care management and community health
  • Health and welfare services missionary in Ecuador
  • Previous Regional Director of Operations, home health
  • Diplomas in Media Studies (Communications Arts), Foot Health Practitioner (UK), Leadership in Continuing Care
  • Previous owner of The Foot Nurse Inc. company (9 years)
  • Previous Faculty Instructor, Lethbridge College

Here’s a few fun facts about us:

  • Marion has been a foot care nurse for over 15 years and has over 19 years accumulated teaching experience⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • Bruce has spent 15 years working in indigenous northern communities and is very passionate about relieving suffering and improving outcomes for vulnerable populations⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
  • We both believe that education should be fun – which is why we incorporate things like games and unique exercises to ensure our students are fully engaged

Our story:

Caritas College Instructors

Caritas College was founded with an innovative spirit and a lofty objective: to relieve suffering and prevent people from unnecessarily losing limbs due to a lack of understanding around the importance of lower limb health.

Haunted by a neighbour who lost her leg due to diabetic complications and was too embarrassed to seek help, founders and instructors Marion and Bruce Coomber are on a mission to ensure that every professional nurse receives effective professional development using a holistic approach that encourages acceptance and adherence to care plans in these types of situations.

As nurses with over 50 years of combined working experience in clinical practice and professional education, we understand how it feels to be overworked, frustrated, and lacking the knowledge and support to effectively treat your patients.  We are passionate about providing safe and responsible best nursing practices that address a gap in nursing services already being provided.

We believe in education that is accessible, engaging and innovative. And we believe that education should be done around your home and work commitments and not the other way around. Online and on-campus courses with Caritas College mix interactive and entertaining clinical learning with guided independent study.

We offer courses in leadership, entrepreneurship and becoming a foot care specialist, providing you with the opportunity to not only change your life, but save others.

By the time you’ve completed our courses, you’ll have gained life-saving knowledge that will help relieve the pain and suffering of your patients and valuable leadership skills to take your career to greater heights. As a Nurse Foot Care Specialist, you will be able to practice skills in a variety of settings or become an entrepreneur and enter independent practice – giving you freedom over your schedule and the opportunity to be your own boss. Our LPN Leadership program will give LPNs the skills needed to become competent supervisors and exceptional leaders.

Ready to learn more? Apply today. 

Our Courses

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Foot Health Management

Foot care – while it might not seem like the most glamorous part of nursing – is actually an essential discipline. It can help save lives and limbs when good care is available. And what’s more - becoming a Nurse Foot Care Specialist can open doors for you to move into private practice and be your own boss.

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Entrepreneurship

Learn how to create, launch and run your own private nursing practice. Through the Caritas College Entrepreneurship for Nurses program, we will provide you with wise and experienced instruction, a solid foundation and the tools you will need for starting a small business in nursing.