Veterinary Nursing at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Veterinary Nursing

Course summary

Why choose this course? Veterinary Nurses have a key role within the multidisciplinary veterinary team in providing evidence-based nursing care for their patients. If you want to work with companion animals and their owners to improve their wellbeing, and would thrive in an environment that is challenging, varied but immensely rewarding, this is the course for you. You will:

  • study a course delivered by a supportive, small team of experts who will guide you with your studies to ensure that you achieve your professional and personal goals
  • apply theory to practice in our clinical suite - equipped with a range of veterinary equipment and training manikins - throughout your studies
  • develop your clinical skills in a veterinary training practice
  • be mentored in practice by a Clinical Coach during your 16-week placement blocks and be supported by a Clinical Placement Support Tutor from the University Veterinary Nursing Team.
Key course features:
  • On programme completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the RCVS, and use the post-nominal letters RVN.
  • Be part of a small collaborative learning community with staff and students.
  • Teaching sessions are based on student-centred methods within a practical environment.
  • This course is provisionally accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)*


What you will study YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) In this first year of study, you will develop a range of skills and the underpinning knowledge that are essential for working in the veterinary industry. There are four modules to be studied in the first year of your programme. All modules are core modules. MODULES Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease Foundations of Patient Care Foundations of Nursing Practice Professional and Academic Development 1 YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4/5) Four core modules this year to be studied, two at level 4 and two at level 5. This year’s modules begin to focus on specific and specialist skills that the veterinary nurse will become confident in practice. MODULES Diagnostic Procedures and Parasitology Nursing the Medical and Infectious Patient Professional and Academic Development 2 Anaesthesia and Surgical Nursing Practice YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5) The final four modules of the programme are delivered in this year. The modules are aimed at preparing the students for the veterinary workforce and highlighting the skills and professional opportunities that are available for Registered Veterinary Nurses, now and in their future careers. MODULES Emergency, Critical Care and Specialised Nursing Veterinary Nursing in the Community Leadership and Reflective Nursing Clinical Skills and Professional Practice The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

Teaching & Assessment Assessments methods are varied and designed to stretch and challenge all students. They are also linked to the skills and knowledge that will be required within the veterinary profession. Assessments may include:

  • Designing an informative client leaflet
  • Care plan report
  • In-class test
  • Literature review
  • Group presentation
  • Reflective logs
  • Objective Structured Competency Examination (OSCE)
Contact hours: For level 4 modules, students will receive 36 hours of contact time and at level 5, contact time with students will be 30 hours. Student-centred teaching will be the focus, using the clinical suite at the centre of all teaching sessions to enable a theory to practice learning experience. Teaching and learning Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion team can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to have 10 days referenced work experience in a veterinary practice. Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

Additional entry requirements


Suitable applicants will be invited to an interview.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Veterinary Nursing at Wrexham University - UCAS