Veterinary Nursing with Foundation Year at Middlesex University - UCAS

Course summary

.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). Introducing our new Learning Framework After working with our students to gather feedback on what they love most about our courses, we’re making some changes to how we structure and teach our programmes for the start of the 2024/25 academic year. You can find more information about how this course is affected by viewing the relevant course information sheet on our Learning Framework page:


Foundation year Essentials for Learning (30 credits) - Compulsory Applied Research (30 credits) - Compulsory Introduction to Animal Science (30 credits) - Compulsory Fundamentals of Animal Health (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 1 Introduction to Professional Issues (30 credits) - Compulsory Introduction to Nursing Care (30 credits) - Compulsory Working in a Veterinary Environment (30 credits) - Compulsory Applied Functional Anatomy (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Evidence Based Veterinary Nursing (30 credits) - Compulsory Clinical Nursing (30 credits) - Compulsory Pathology for Veterinary Nurses (30 credits) - Compulsory Theatre Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3 Pharmacology for Veterinary Nurses (30 credits) - Compulsory Principles of Imaging and Anaesthesia (30 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation and Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3 optional modules - choose 1 of the following: Veterinary Education and Professional Development (30 credits) - Optional​​ Applied Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (30 credits) - Optional​​ International Veterinary Nursing (30 credits) - Optional​​ Management and Business (30 credits) - Optional​​ Nursing Exotics and Wildlife (30 credits) - Optional​​ Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (30 credits) - Optional​​ Equine Nursing (30 credits) - Optional​

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College of Animal Welfare - Huntington
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach and we make fair but aspirational offers. We want you to aim high and achieve great results. We understand that things have been very different at school and college since the pandemic started however and that you might be worried about what changes to exams in 2021 will mean for you. We’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible and take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning. So if you don’t quite get the grades you hoped, we’ll look at more than your qualifications like your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we're proud of how we recognise potential in future students like you and how we can support you to succeed in the future.

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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16600 Year 1
International £16600 Year 1

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Veterinary Nursing with Foundation Year at Middlesex University - UCAS