This course is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to qualify as a RCVS Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) whilst studying a Level 5 higher education qualification accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Your studies will therefore combine academic study and occupational competence. Students study a total of twelve modules over the normal three-year duration of the full-time course. Six modules are studied at each of Levels 4 and 5. This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.
Modules may include Year 1 - Level 4 Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-Shaped (ASSET) Applied Animal Anatomy and Physiology Introductory Veterinary Nursing Operations of a Veterinary Practice Year 2 - Level 4/5 Introductory Animal Welfare Breeding and Nutrition Principles and Practice of Diagnostics Applied Anaesthesia Applied Surgical Nursing Year 3 - Level 5 Advanced Veterinary Nursing Professional Practice for Veterinary Nursing Reflective Nursing Practice Optional modules (select one): Animal Behavioural Science Equine and Livestock Management Management of Exotics For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: https://blob.wcg.ac.uk/pdf/hepdf-ncd34875-68b440cc89b0a038bcd617082b382482.pdf We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.
Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for instance 100% coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (reports, open and closed book examinations, presentations and practical assessments) thus allowing students to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject and in themselves. To successfully complete the professional practice for veterinary nursing, students MUST also complete: 1) 1800 hours in a RCVS registered small animal training practice which is spread over years one to three; and 2) the RCVS Nursing Progress Log (NPL).
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Prior to commencing the course, applicants must have completed in total, at least two weeks recent work experience in a small animal practice. Full details of the work experience including dates, length of time and detailed written references on headed paper from the veterinary practice(s) will need to be submitted. It is advised that students have an up-to-date Tetanus vaccination before the course commences.
Additional entry requirements
Selected applicants will be required to submit a short video presentation and attend an interview either online or by telephone. Applicants will need to successfully complete an interview, before being made an offer for this course.
International applicants: Every year, we welcome students from across the world to our college. Successful completion of these courses will allow you to register with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a registered veterinary nurse. This allows you to use the post-nominals RVN, and work in the United Kingdom as a registered veterinary nurse. When looking to practice elsewhere in the world, you will need to determine if the UK qualification is accepted directly, or if you would be required to sit additional examinations (either written or practical).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7250||Year 1|