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Overview Veterinary nurses work alongside veterinary surgeons providing nursing care to a variety of animals and making a real difference to the lives of animals and pets. Currently, there is a nationwide shortage of qualified veterinary nurses so job prospects upon graduation are excellent. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to be successful in this field and apply for entry on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Register of Veterinary Nurses. Why study BSc Veterinary Nursing with Foundation Year at Middlesex University? This course offers an alternative entry pathway onto the BSc Veterinary Nursing for those who do not meet the necessary entry requirements or are not quite ready to undertake degree level study. After the foundation year, 50% of your time will be spent on clinical placement in veterinary practices arranged for you by the Placement Liaison Team, gaining vital practical skills and experience. The foundation year introduces key veterinary nursing topics as well as preparing you to study at degree level. Those who successfully pass the foundation year will continue onto the BSc Veterinary Nursing programme. You could then even continue into postgraduate study with courses such as veterinary physiotherapy. This programme has direct accreditation from the RCVS meaning that you will be able to apply for professional registration without the need for further assessment. It is by means of RCVS registration that veterinary nurses achieve their highly valued professional status. Course highlights Clinical work placements in veterinary practice will be arranged for you by the Placement Liaison Team Upon graduation, you will be able to apply to join the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses and use the post nominal letters RVN You will have access to a dedicated clinical skills suite where you can develop practical skills in areas such as anaesthesia, theatre practice, laboratory work and radiography You will be able to use an online Virtual Learning Environment and eLibrary, allowing you to access course materials and books 24/7 The programme is run in collaboration with The College of Animal Welfare (CAW) at its education and training centre near Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire). £5,000 grant available each year to support you through your course * Thanks to a new government scheme, all Nursing, Midwifery and many allied health professional degree students starting their course in September 2020 will receive at least £5,000 a year. There will also be up to £3,000 further funding available for eligible students. To find out more, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year *Subject to government eligibility. "
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||College of Animal Welfare - Huntington|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|A level||Including 16 points or above in a Science subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||In a Science based subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 in a Science based subject.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE grade C or above in English, Maths and Science or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017|
Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With a minimum of 5.5 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||72||With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading|
|PTE Academic||51||With at least 51 in all components|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|