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Veterinary Nursing FdSc

Cornwall College

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UCAS CODE: D311

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Cornwall College, Rosewarne

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This popular programme provides an ideal graduate-level route into veterinary nursing and successful completion allows registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). The programme is run over three years and is strongly linked to the workplace: you undertake a veterinary nursing placement in practice for two to three days per week in the first and second years and full-time in the third year.Work-related learning is fully integrated, with 1800 hours of completed veterinary nursing work experience and assessments for the programme relating directly to the veterinary nursing industry.The modules offered provide a broad education in veterinary nursing of small animals – covering all of the requirements necessary to register as an RVN – as well as in additional areas such as animal behaviour, care and rehabilitation and animal nutrition.You will explore current issues in the industry and are encouraged to investigate areas of your interest. A research project is completed in the third year.The programme is delivered by a team of specialists including veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, animal scientists and zoologists, all of whom have practical industry experience.Assessment is via assignments, completion of an online nursing progress log and written and practical examinations. All assessment requirements included in the programme must be fulfilled to graduate and then register as a veterinary nurse.Possible Progression (subject to availability)BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth UniversityBSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final year at Plymouth UniversityPossible CareersRegistered Veterinary NurseVeterinary Practice ManagerPharmaceutical PositionNursing Educator or InstructorPet Food Representative

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,950per year

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University information

Cornwall College

  • Campus address

    Cornwall College, Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4DJ, England

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