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)
Year 1 Coursework (27%), written exam (57%), practical (16%) Year 2 Coursework (33%), written exam (52%), practical (15%) Final Year Coursework (66%), written exam (0%), practical (34%)
How to apply
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 in a small animal veterinary practice in the UK, completed after September 2020. Single days are considered, but full weeks are preferred. Weekend work will be accepted where practices offer a normal service, including surgery, on those days. A minimum of one week (35 hours) must be completed prior to application, with the additional week planned and completed before 31 March 2023. Details of this must be included on your work experience form or your application will be rejected.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|