A minimum of 112 UCAS points
We are looking for training practices interesting in hosting a Degree Student Veterinary Nurse
As the range of responsibilities held by veterinary nurses increases, practices are looking for RVN nurses qualified at degree level to fulfil this requirement. If you have the motivation and commitment to build a career within the veterinary nursing profession, this degree is for you!
Accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), this course enables you to develop a range of professional skills, knowledge and competencies through a unique combination of academic study with practical learning at our animal centre and dedicated clinical training facility.
This will be reinforced through the completion of a clinical placement in an approved veterinary training practice.
*This course is subject to validation
Full-time: 4 years
What will I study?
- Scientific Data Collection and Analysis
- Comparative Functional Anatomy and Physiology
- Companion Animal Husbandry, Behaviour and Welfare
- Professional Practice and Communication Skills
- Veterinary Operational Standards and Legislation
- Foundation Skills for Veterinary Nursing
- Clinical Placement (6 weeks)
- Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Skills
- Hospitalisation and Care of Companion Animals
- Companion Animal Surgical Support and Perioperative Care
- Clinical Placement (21 weeks)
- Research Methods
- Evidence based Clinical Practice
- Anaesthesiology for Veterinary Nursing
- Clinical Placement (21 weeks)
- Care, Nursing and Rehabilitation of Wildlife and Exotic Animal Species*
- Animal Rehabilitation Therapies*
- Advanced Clinical Behaviour*
- Animal Assisted Interventions*
- Veterinary Nurse Led Clinics
- Advances in Veterinary Nursing
- 112 UCAS points
- A Levels including at least a grade C in either Biology, Chemistry, Science or Applied Science (typical offer BCC/BBC)
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Applied Science at DMM (or D*D* at Level 3 Diploma)
- Access to HE (Science) Diploma
- Mature students (21+) will be considered on an individual basis
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students entering University in 2018/19 are £9,250 for BSc programmes. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.
Additional costs will include the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in order to undertake practical activities on the zoo, farm and other facilities. These should include at least one nursing tabard/tunic, one pair of overalls (preferably blue/green) and a pair of steel toe-capped work boots/wellington boots, at a cost of approximately £100.00.
Students in veterinary nursing will also be required to purchase specialist equipment to assist them in undertaking clinical practice, including a stethoscope and fob watch (approximately £70)
Additionally, students may wish to purchase other suitable outdoor wear in preparation for bad weather (i.e. waterproof/windproof coat).
Many of the above items can be purchased either independently or through the College online shop. Please note that the purchasing of PPE should be undertaken in advance of enrolment onto the programme, as practical sessions may be facilitated from the start of the programme.
Set texts that formulate the recommended reading list will be available in plentiful supply via the College library, albeit students may wish to purchase their own copies for personal use. A copy of this list can be provided upon request.
University Centre Reaseheath is committed to providing additional financial support to those who need it. To find out about the bursary schemes available visit the additional financial support pages on our website.
All Higher Education students are given the opportunity to apply for residential accommodation. For full details on our halls of residence visit the accommodation pages.
We have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to offer you support when and if you need it during your time with us. These include our Student Services team, Higher Education Support Team (HEST), Library and Learning Resources and the Reaseheath Careers Service. You will find more information on the support provided at Reaseheath here.
Before you apply you can come and visit us at one of our HE Open Events to see what we have to offer. Once we have received your application we will invite you to attend an Offer Holder Day.
Applications for full-time Degrees and Foundation Degrees are made through UCAS. Applications for all other full-time courses such as Access to HE and Level 4 Diplomas should be made directly to Reaseheath via the online application form. You can find out more here.
For students to get the best out of their time at University Centre Reaseheath, we must both recognise that we owe obligations to each other. These obligations are set out in our Higher Education Student Contract. Before you accept an offer of a place at University Centre Reaseheath, it is important that you read these contract conditions. If you are going to be living in Halls of Residence, you will also need to read the Student Accommodation Licence Conditions. Both of these contracts can be found here.
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