This programme provides a framework for postgraduate study which offers Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) the opportunity to advance their knowledge, improve research skills, and practice evidence based veterinary nursing.
The programme is flexible and allows individuals to directly align their studies to areas that are of interest to them, or are directly relevant to their current or future roles. The programme is intended to meet the needs of anyone seeking a flexible and adaptable route to a successful postgraduate degree, or who wish to undertake postgraduate-level study for continual professional development purposes at an advanced level.
You can exit at the end of 12 months with PgCert Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing.
You can exit at the end of 24 months with PgDip Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing.
Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) who have a BSc/BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Nursing or a related subject, or equivalent international qualification, will be considered for the MSc programme.
RVNs that hold the RCVS Dip AVN (achieved post-2005), RCVS DipHE AVN, DipHE CVN or FdSc VN/HND VN plus 1 years post-qualification work-experience, or equivalent international qualification, will be considered for the PgCert in the first instance.
RVNs that hold the RCVS Level 3 Diploma with 2 years post-qualification work-experience or the RCVS DipAVN (achieved pre-2005) will be required to submit supporting documentation for their application and will be considered for the PgCert in the first instance.
Distance and Flexible learning
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences