FdSc Veterinary Nursing

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Veterinary nursing is a major specialism of Myerscough College.  This Foundation Degree, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire, provides a progression route for those who wish to develop a career in this discipline and attain registered veterinary nursing status.  To satisfy RCVS regulations it will include a minimum of 1800 hours spent at an approved training practice (TP).  On completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate practical veterinary nursing clinical competency based on an underpinning knowledge of veterinary nursing practice at Foundation Degree level.
  • Satisfy the RCVS requirements to be included on their register of listed veterinary nurses.
  • Be aware of communication and interpersonal skills whilst working within a multidisciplinary team and interfacing with clients.
  • Appreciate the value of critical reflection in personal and professional development, encouraging the concept of lifelong learning.
  • Realise the importance of the impingement of health and safety, ethical, legal, marketing and animal welfare issues on veterinary practice.
  • Progress onto the BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing course providing they meet the entry requirements of that course.
  • Demonstrate an increased awareness of employability skills, sustainability and the significance of internationalisation in their chosen field of study.

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