About the course
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.