BSc (Hons) Degree in Veterinary Nursing
Part-time “Top-up” programme for Veterinary Nurses who want to upgrade their qualification to honours degree level…
About the Course:
If you’re a qualified veterinary nurse, this unique and flexible course allows you to upgrade your qualification to degree level. You’ll gain graduate skills that can improve your veterinary nursing practice as well as your career prospects.
The course has been designed to fit around your existing work commitments. You’ll gain direct entry to the appropriate level of a part-time Veterinary Nursing Degree, depending on your qualifications, and will be allowed to study modules by flexible learning. The course is customised to suit your individual aspirations so you can choose how long you study for, which level you study to and which qualification you achieve. The different exit points available mean you can graduate with a BSc Veterinary Nursing or BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing qualification.
You’ll develop your existing veterinary nursing skills including critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. You’ll also gain good academic study, research and writing skills.
Distance Learning Pathway
Year 3 entry
Only HND, Foundation degree and Irish level 6 graduates are eligible for this
|Pathway for Veterinary Nurses holding an NFQ Veterinary Nursing Qualification at level 6. Registration with the VCI or RCVS is required. 240 credits for prior learning will be awarded.
Year 1: NFQ Level 7. 120 Credits gained at Edinburgh Napier University on completion. Exit Award Degree in Veterinary Nursing.
Year 2: NFQ Level 8. 240 Credits gained at Edinburgh Napier University on completion. Exit Award Honours Degree in Veterinary Nursing.
Distance Learning Pathway
Year 4 entry
Only Irish level 7 graduates are eligible for this
|Pathway for Veterinary Nurses holding an NFQ Veterinary Nursing Qualification at level 7. Registration with the VCI or RCVS is required. 360 credits for prior learning will be awarded.
Year 1: NFQ Level 8. 240 Credits gained at Edinburgh Napier University on completion. Exit Award Honours Degree in Veterinary Nursing.
Module details can be found at: http://www.modules.napier.ac.uk/
Please note that levels referred to are Scottish rather than Irish. More information on the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework can be found at http://scqf.org.uk/the-framework/
- Several of the modules are completed by online distance learning and support is provided for each module by an academic tutor, tutorial meetings or by email.
- A variety of assessment methods including exams, portfolios and essays are offered.
- 2 modules per trimester
- Flexible Learning
- Up to 5 years for final completion
Computer and IT Skills Requirements:
Students will be required to have computer and IT skills as well as access to a computer and to internet.
Applicants must be qualified veterinary nurses. How many credits applicants will be awarded for their qualification will be dependent on which route they qualified.
- To apply, you will need to be a qualified Veterinary Nurse, holding a qualification eligible for registration with the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) with a minimum academic qualification Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
- All potential applicants will attend an informal interview where full guidance will be provided as to how many credits your qualification will be awarded.
This course gives you excellent career prospects as you’ll graduate as a degree qualified veterinary nurse. Other career opportunities may exist in the following areas:
Veterinary practice management, Teaching, Animal welfare organisations, Pharmaceutical industry, Veterinary publishing, Veterinary nutrition
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for up to date fees structure.
Fees covers six 20 credit modules plus induction and exam costs
Please note that fees are subject to a minimum enrolment number of 10 on the course per academic year and are subject to fluctuation with exchange rates.
For this course you pay for your studies module by module.
The cost includes an initial induction in St. John’s by staff from Edinburgh Napier University, Veterinary Nursing Programme
- Programme content and fees are subject to change.
- The information supplied in this leaflet does not infer or impose any legal obligation on the Cork ETB or the Board of Management of St. John’s Central College