The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has received accreditation from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for its new Postgraduate and Graduate Certificates in Advanced Veterinary Medical Nursing.
This new designation pathway complements the RVC’s existing post-registration qualifications in emergency and critical care and anaesthesia and analgesia.
The advanced veterinary medical nursing qualification provides further opportunity for professional progression for Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) at all stages of their education and career.
The course is aimed at applicants who are looking to develop more specialised clinical and professional knowledge, with a particular focus on clinical patient care in medical nursing.
Alongside other various pathways, the new advanced veterinary medical nursing certification aligns with the RCVS and VN Futures visions by preparing RVNs for future opportunities within their careers.
Encouraging RVNs’ ambition and confidence, the course provides the foundations for strong leadership skills which are essential to proactively engage in all aspects of work as a modern, dynamic veterinary nurse.
The post-registration advanced veterinary medical nursing courses are distance learning programmes delivered virtually via the RVC’s online education platform, allowing students to gain new knowledge and develop their professional skills in a flexible and accessible manner.
Students will also be offered optional clinical enhancement days where they will have the opportunity to work alongside the team in the RVC’s Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.
This is a unique opportunity to share practice, network and learn from a wide range of specialists in one of the largest and most advanced veterinary hospitals in the world.
Dr Barbara Glanemann, designation pathway leader for medical nursing, said: “Understanding physiology and pathology of underlying medical conditions not only helps our RVN students provide the best possible care for the individual patient but also helps them apply those principles to wider use within the practice.”
For any Registered Veterinary Nurses who are interested in applying for the advanced veterinary medical nursing course, more information can be found on the RVC website.