This foundation degree combines a solid grounding in scientific theory with technical and practical learning. It is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), enabling successful graduates to register as fully qualified veterinary nurses. The course covers all elements of a veterinary nurse’s role, including the provision of skilled supportive care for sick animals; undertaking theatre work, laboratory diagnostic tests and radiography; assisting in consultation rooms; ordering medication; and ward work, including the general care and treatment of in-patients.
- Animal Husbandry
- Introduction to Animal Disease
- Applied Functional Anatomy
- Essential Veterinary Nursing Skills
- Practice Administration and Communication Skills
- Essential Practical Nursing
- Application of Clinical Veterinary Nursing 1 and 2
- Anaesthesia and Theatre Practice
- Diagnostic Aids
- Applied Practical Nursing
- FdSc Veterinary Nursing Placement (approximately 36-week work placement)
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.
If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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
We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.
Additional entry requirements
• A total of two weeks' (70 hours) work experience, completed after September 2019: o One week of experience gained in relevant companion animal industries (e.g. rescue centres, pet shops, kennels or catteries). This must be completed prior to application; and o A minimum of one week (35 hours) in a small animal veterinary practice in the UK; or o Certified completion of the University of Nottingham's online work experience course, plus one day's work experience in a small animal veterinary practice in the UK. This must be completed prior to 31 July 2022.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|