Who we Are
Tannis Sorge is a Registered Nurse with 25 + years of varied nursing experience within the hospital community. After several years of nursing foot care experience, she noted a lack of available continued education. This led her to completing a 200 hour Foot Care Nurse Educator Course in 2013. Her passion for practice standards has resulted in a thriving foot care business in the lower mainland, positions with the local foot care interest group and a foot care nurse advisor for various committees and boards . She has also participated in speaking venues related to foot care including education events for Diabetes Awareness, Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses, Lower mainland Foot Care Nurses Association, Vancouver Coastal Health, American Foot Care Nursing Association.
In 2014 she completed two American foot care nursing courses, passed the certification exam and became a Certified Foot Care Nurse in the U.S. (certified by the W.O.C.N.C.B.).
Tannis has also attended the International Diabetic Foot Conference in Houston, Texas in March 2017, where she was inspired by physicians from around the world all striving to prevent amputations. Her quest for knowledge also led her to attend a Kamloops Wounds Canada conference, followed by the CAFCN conference in New Brunswick. In February 2018, she completed the CSA Medical Device Reprocessing in Community Health Care Settings in preparation for her Sterilization workshop .
Recently, PEDEd hosted many educational workshops for the CAFCN conference in Regina in May 2018, another the following year in Niagara Falls (2019) and the first virtual conference in 2021. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with many foot care nurses from across Canada!
Tannis is an educational instructor for the Advanced Nursing Foot Care course with several colleges and universities in Vancouver and Victoria B.C. Travel from remote areas of BC as well as other provinces to attend the PEDEd clinical is a frequent event. This prompted the expansion of the course into Ontario and partnered with 3 amazing instructors in Ottawa, Barrie and St. Catherine’s Ontario. PEDEd has student graduates now practicing in 5 provinces.
Along with her business partner Sandra Tetrault, Tannis co-developed the advanced nursing foot care course for online delivery. Tannis is passionate about providing the most up-to-date theory and leading-edge comprehensive clinical for her foot care students.