RCVS accredited Develop your specialism as an advanced nursing practitioner in your chosen field while enhancing your skills and knowledge. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Equine Veterinary Nursing (Critical Care) focuses on areas of clinical interest and mapping out individual pathways for career progression. Flexible learning This course is ideal for those wanting to combine working in practice with studying for an advanced qualification. All compulsory delivery is flexible and online, with optional study days at weekends providing opportunities to access our world-class facilities and meet with fellow students and staff face-to-face. The course can be tailored to fit around your existing commitments, with options to complete in one year or spread out over two/three years. Enhance your expertise The course has been designed for veterinary nurses in equine practice with a special interest in anaesthesia and analgesia, and in intensive care of equine patients. In addition to advancing your equine critical care nursing knowledge and skills, the course will encourage you to suggest creative solutions to applied problems in equine anaesthesia and intensive care practice, even in cases of incomplete evidence or uncertainty, while acknowledging professional responsibility. You'll be supported to set aspirational individual and team goals, and to supervise others to achieve these. This course will develop your approach to providing, monitoring and appraising safe and effective nursing care to equine patients undergoing surgical procedures. You'll be supported to develop skills in identifying and evaluating appropriate anaesthetic and analgesic protocols for these patients, and sharing clinical information with the wider team responsible for patient care. Professional learning environment You’ll benefit from the expertise of our professional veterinary nursing team, whose research interests include veterinary professional ethics and law, equine intensive care, behaviour and rehabilitation, and end-of-life care for animal patients. At Hartpury, you’ll join an inclusive, supportive and welcoming learning community that will help you to develop as an advanced practitioner.
Advanced Veterinary Nurse Practitioner, Equine Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Equine Intensive Care Nursing, Applied Research in Veterinary Practice.
You’ll be assessed through a combination of written exams, coursework, oral assessments and written assignments. All modules will include a mixture of assessment types. Feedback will be provided in written form, with the option for follow-up discussions with academic staff.
A typical offer for the Postgraduate Certificate is a Level 3 Diploma, FdSc or BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing Applicants must be a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurse or, if an international applicant, must hold equivalent qualifications
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£4250||Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||£4250||Whole course|
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The Hartpury Postgraduate Studentship Scheme has been developed to make postgraduate study affordable and to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to complement and enhance their academic study. Roles are available in Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants. Post holders will be supported to undertake a teaching qualification and HEA accreditation as well as having a fee bursary and a training bursary. To apply, please visit: https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/postgraduate/postgraduate-studentship-scheme/ For information on other financial support available to postgraduate students, please see our website for more information: www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/
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