Veterinary Nursing L6
QQI Animal Science Level 6, Code 6M5153
This is the progression course for students who have completed the QQI level 5 Animal Care – Veterinary Nursing course at St. John’s Central College. Theoretical and college based practical studies are complimented by extramural placements with approved Veterinary Clinics or Hospitals throughout the year. Completion of the (Level 5 & 6) course, allows the students to be eligible for registration as Veterinary Nurses with the Veterinary Council of Ireland.
Students must have completed the Animal Care Level 5 Award (including Veterinary Assisting Skills Level 5 module) at St. John’s Central College.
One-year full time
- Animal Science and Health
- Personal & Professional Development
- Veterinary Surgical Theatre Management
- Veterinary Surgical Nursing
- Clinical Laboratory Techniques
- Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
- Veterinary Nursing Pharmacy
- Veterinary Medical Nursing
- Veterinary Practice Management
- Large Animal Husbandry
Students may also apply to a range of Higher Education Institutions through the Higher Education Links Schemes.
Caroline O’ Regan
AY: Veterinary Nursing level 6 – Class teacher: Bill Cashman
Top up Programme BSC (Hons) Veterinary Nursing with Napier University Edinburgh.
Veterinary Council of Ireland
Benefits for veterinary nurses
Veterinary nurses who graduate from an ACOVENE-accredited programme have attained a known minimum standard of knowledge and skills. Their programme has been subject to expert visitation and ongoing monitoring by the Board, which is recognised and endorsed by the Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations. This means they have highly employable skills within European veterinary practice, providing opportunities to work in many member states. Veterinary nursing is a regulated profession in an increasing number of countries. Achievement of an ACOVENE-accredited programme is recognised by most registration bodies, thus speeding the process of professional registration where this is required.