A specialist land-based college in York has announced it is offering a new diploma in advanced veterinary nursing.
Askham Bryan College is set to offer the Level 5 Vetskill Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Practice Nurse), a new post-qualification progression route for registered veterinary nurses (RVNs).
The college - which is the first UK centre to run the course - said it hoped it would provide a new and innovative route for career progression for RVNs working in clinical practice who are looking to expand their clinical skills and knowledge.
Clare Renwick, lecturer in veterinary nursing at the college, said: “The veterinary nursing team at Askham Bryan College has developed an industry-relevant programme of study that fits in with both the personal and professional lives of learners.
“Taught primarily online over one year, students will be provided with all the tools and resources required to develop their knowledge through evidence-based nursing, industry-expert guest lecturers and professional discussions. In-person practical sessions will allow the RVN to extend and demonstrate their practical expertise ready for assessment. We are very excited to roll out this course which we feel will fill enhance our current offering in the subject area.”
The course involves completion of modules that extend skills and knowledge when leading consultations and clinics. It is a regulated Level 5 qualification and offers suitably qualified person (SQP) registration following successful completion of assessments allowing the RVN in practice to further extend their nursing clinic offerings to pets and their owners.