Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Nursing



Course introduction

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing is a unique distance-learning, advanced veterinary nursing qualification for practising registered veterinary nurses.

If you are employed in clinical practice and looking to study part-time from home, the diploma will help you develop valuable knowledge and skills to take you to the next level of your career.

The Graduate Diploma is managed and taught by leading veterinary professionals who are recognised by employers both within the UK and internationally. The course focuses on developing critical thinking, using both theory and its practical application, enabling you to become better equipped to care for your patients.



What will I learn?

During the programme you will: Benefit from exposure to some of the best clinical specialists in the UK. Join a network of like-minded individuals all striving to enhance the professional status of the veterinary nurse

* Become better equipped to influence the health of animal patients within your care

* Learn to apply new solutions and approaches to often complex problems at work

* Have the potential to publish work developed as part of your course studies (see Published papers of previous students)

* Develop an appetite for lifelong learning.



Career

GradDipVNs have used their qualification to further their careers and have gained the confidence in their abilities to enable them to:

* Become better equipped to care for patients

* Enhance input into clinical teams

* Develop critical skills through knowledge and practical application

* Undertake further study at university

* Publish journal articles

* Take on specialist nursing roles

* Move into teaching and training roles.



Start date

28 months, part-time online/distance learning.

Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 Years - online Postgraduate Diploma £930 Home Fees
3 Years - online Postgraduate Diploma £1150 Overseas Fees
3 Years - online Postgraduate Diploma £930 European Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should hold a Veterinary Nursing Certificate awarded by the RCVS; Are on the current RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses (or hold a recognised accredited overseas equivalent professional qualification/status); Have a minimum of one-year post-qualification clinical experience; Are employed in, or have agreed access to placement in, a suitable veterinary clinical environment. Have the support of their employing/supervising veterinary practice, who will be required to allow time and access for training; Successfully complete the Contemporary Study Skills bridging short-course
  • International entry requirements: Students should hold a Veterinary Nursing Certificate awarded by the RCVS; Are on the current RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses (or hold a recognised accredited overseas equivalent professional qualification/status); Have a minimum of one-year post-qualification clinical experience; Are employed in, or have agreed access to placement in, a suitable veterinary clinical environment. Have the support of their employing/supervising veterinary practice, who will be required to allow time and access for training; Successfully complete the Contemporary Study Skills bridging short-course. IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 or above with minimum 6.5 in each component
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 101