Advanced Post-Education Training for Nailcare Graduates
Students who enroll in the Nailcare program at ISSNMT may receive the online Training through MediNail Learning Center at no charge IF the following conditions are met:
- Must be a graduate of the ISSNMT Nailcare program.
- Must have an overall G.P.A. of 90% or better at graduation.
- Must have an attendance percentage of 95% or better at graduation.
- All tuition and fees paid, in full, by graduation date.
- Must be licensed within sixty (60) days of graduation date.
- Must register for the class within ninety (90) days of graduation date and MUST take the class within 6 months of graduation.
Below is outlines information about the course and Dr. Spalding the President and Founder of Medinail Learning Center. ISSNMT encourages students to take the classes offered at Medinail Learning Center. Students can progress through many courses at MediNail Learning Center after completion of the MediNail Advanced Technology program. The Certified MediNail-Advanced Nail Technologist™ (M-ANT) is an all-new program for professionals who have completed advanced training in working aseptically with clients for their ultimate protection from the transfer of infection. The M-ANT course is for salon-based nail technicians working to be the best in their professions by studying online & on the go, on any device (tablet, computer, or phone). The authors, owners and faculty of the Medinail Learning Center courses are respected educators and professionals who care about the nail industry and its technicians.
Dr. Robert Spalding is the president and original founder of Medinail Learning Center (MLC) in 2006 as well as author of the Medical Nail Technician Program and a board-certified podiatry practitioner (DPM) with a busy practice in Chattanooga, TN. He is a Certified Forensic Podiatrist and the author of several books, among them Death by Pedicure ©2006 (for consumers) and The Science of Pedicures (for nail technicians). These books provide the foundation for MLC and the Medical Nail Technician Certification (MNT) and the Medinail Advanced Nail Technologist Course (M-ANT) certification.
The cases in which he was a forensic specialist against salon infections usually were based on preventable injuries caused by improper infection control during nail services. But rather than becoming negative about the industry, he began a campaign toward educating nail professionals in safe practices that prevent harm to their clients. His proactive support of nail technicians is shown in his activities as a previous member of the board of International Pedicure Association and the Infection Control Committee for Cengage Publishing. Dr Spalding is also the creator of www.westerilize.com, co-creator of www.safesalonrating.com and has contributed numerous articles to podiatric and salon based magazines.
He is a member of the APMA, the ACFAOM and the ABPMS. He lectures yearly at multiple nail professional venues and podiatry conferences. As a result of Dr Spalding’s efforts, MLC’s Medical Nail Technicians course is now the only nail technician course that has been recognized by the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine or www.ACFAOM.org. The MLC M-ANT and MNT courses* are a result of his passion against fungal infections being transferred to clients in nail salons, his hope that clients will be able to purchase safe services, and his desire to see nail technicians enjoy enhanced success directly through the upgrading of their safety techniques and skills. For more information concerning Dr. Spalding’s background, see drspalding.com and www.justfortoenails.com.
The M-ANT, MNT and CCPMA courses are not licensed by any states to allow for advanced procedures not authorized by the states in which nail technicians hold their licenses but merely represent academic exposure to safe practices that enhance the safety of clients who visit nail salons. MNT and CCPMA certification only give additional medical information to make it easier for nail techs to transition to work under the direct supervision of podiatrists and other physician’s licenses. MLC training generally exceeds the basic infection standards taught in cosmetology books and exceeds the standards of most basic state board requirements to operate a salon.