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BSc/BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing (top up) 2017 Entry Code:D311


A ‘top up route’ for students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in a veterinary discipline or related programme. You will undertake extended and advanced Level 6 modules to develop clinical nursing knowledge in a modern practice.


The programme will enable you to develop your knowledge in preparation for specialist certificates in teaching and learning and business management.**

Modules of Study Include:
• Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Patient Species
• Veterinary Nursing Practitioner
• Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Nursing
• Continuing Professional Education and Development
• Leadership and Management
• Research Methods
• Dissertation***

**extra charges may apply for accreditation
***applies only to BSc (Hons)

Entry Requirements

For admission on the course, students must have achieved a level 5 Foundation Degree Veterinary Nursing (240 credits) and have completed the external regulatory framework requirements to enter the register of Veterinary Nurses.

All UK based students will be offered a place subject to the following conditions:

• A pass grade is required for students to be eligible for entry onto the programme.
• A satisfactory reference from both an employer and a course tutor

Foundation Degree Veterinary Nursing qualifications (RCVS accredited) from other institutions will also be considered.

Applications from mature students are welcomed.  Applicants will be assessed on individual experience.

The College's decision to offer a place is based solely on a competitive selection process leading to indications of any given applicant’s suitability for the course and will not discriminate on the grounds of disability or the level of support needed

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students will be elligable to study for level 7 programmes.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400