BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Top-Up (Full and Part-Time Routes)

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This dynamic, exciting and educationally sound course, running in conjunction with the School of Health at the University of Central Lancashire is a progression route from the FdSc Veterinary Nursing course and will provide students with the opportunity to attain a full first class honours degree in veterinary nursing enhancing employment in more senior positions in the profession.

On completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate practical nursing clinical competency based on underpinning knowledge of veterinary nursing practice at Honours Degree level and enhance the development of veterinary nursing practice.
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills including coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Demonstrate the value of critical reflection in personal and professional development, encouraging the concept of lifelong learning.
  • Develop and apply research skill expertise to promote and advance veterinary nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate a heightened awareness of employability skills, sustainability and the significance of internationalisation in their chosen field of study.
  • The qualification will also facilitate progression onto MSc and PhD programmes.

This course has been developed following extensive consultations and we feel that this will provide an educational opportunity which offers many advantages to prospective students yet at the same time facilitating their scholastic ability and potential to attain a first class honours degree in veterinary nursing.

Modules include: Veterinary Nursing Support of Pain Management; Professional Practitioner Research Proposal; Critical Care Veterinary Nursing; Veterinary Nursing of Life-limiting Conditions; Dissertation.

This course is studied 1 year full-time (weekly attendance at the Preston campus required) OR 2 year past-time via blended learning (mostly online with 2 study days per semester).

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