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High-Quality Online Learning Veterinary Nurse/Technician CPD

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Increase your veterinary nurse skills, knowledge and confidence 24/7 with access wherever you are, and fit your learning around the workings of a busy practice. 

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Available Programmes:

Transfusion Medicine Online Learning

Transfusion Medicine Online Learning

Start Date
1 July 2022
Length:
8 modules across 12-18 months
Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Online Learning

Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Online Learning

Start Date
1 September 2022
Length:
8 modules across 12-18 months
Feline Nursing Online Learning

Feline Nursing Online Learning

Start Date
1 March 2023
Length:
8 modules across 12-18 months
Nursing Anaesthesia Online Learning

Nursing Anaesthesia Online Learning

Start Date
1 June 2023
Length:
8 modules across 12-18 months
Surgical Nursing Online Learning

Surgical Nursing Online Learning

Start Date
1 June 2023
Length:
8 modules across 12-18 months
Medical Nursing Online Learning

Medical Nursing Online Learning

Start Date
1 July 2023
Length:
8 modules across 12-18 months

Online Learning Details

Access globally, study whenever and wherever you are 24/7

Progress your learning and work towards an NCert or VPPCert qualification accredited by ISVPS

Learn at your own pace with interactive and engaging modules

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is highly experienced in their field

Additional guidance and support from a dedicated training programme tutor team

World-class Learning Management System
Access via a laptop, mobile or tablet device
A discussion forum to network with your peers and Module Tutors

Benefits for you:

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Achieve a qualification to help you progress your career

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Increase your skills, knowledge and confidence in dealing with more complex cases 

N

Demonstrate your ambition and commitment to professional
self-improvement
 

Benefits for your clients:

N

Improved animal care and welfare 

N

Increase in nursing clinic options 

N

Reassurance that their pet is in safe hands 

Benefits for your practice:

N
Increased practice revenues
N
Improved productivity
N

Transferable knowledge and skills within practice 

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Enhanced opportunity for interprofessional sharing of best practice 

Extend your knowledge, skills and work towards an achievable qualification

Our Online Learning NCert and VPPCert training programmes offer you structured learning and enable you to access training whilst working around your busy practice life. You can choose to gain new knowledge and skills to take back to practice or you can work towards an achievable qualification. You will be required to indicate at the time of booking which certificate you think you are eligible for.

NCert requirements for certificate registration

The following may be eligible to enrol on to the training programme:

  • Qualified RVNs/VNs who have attended formal training and have a qualification in veterinary nursing which can be supported with a certificate or their RCVS number. RVCS number or qualification certificate to be uploaded at registration
  • All applicants must be working in a veterinary practice or be able to have access to a veterinary practice in order to be able to complete the written assessment (for example, you may need to ensure that this applies if you are a qualified veterinary nurse working in the veterinary industry)
  • Delegates can start the training programme as soon as they have graduated/qualified and will be eligible for examination and assessment on completion of the training programme
  • In order to register for the certificate assessments, all delegates must have completed all modules of the training programme
  • Examination candidates must complete and pass the below:
    • Written assessment (clinical audit)
    • 25 MCQ exam
    • An Online applied knowledge examination (this is an applied theory interactive examination, which is taken online and is not a demonstration of skill competency)
  • Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate, be included on ISVPS register of NCert holders and be permitted to use the post-nominals associated with the certificate.

Please note that all eligibility is reviewed and cannot be guaranteed.

VPPCert: registration requirements

UK applicants

The following may be eligible to enrol on to the training programme:

  • Veterinary Nurses who have not attended formal training and therefore do not have a supporting certificate but have been working in practice in a veterinary nurse role for at least two years prior to the training programme start date
  • All delegates must be working in veterinary practice/clinical setting for the duration of the training programme and certificate completion (in order to be able to complete the written assessment)
  • All 3 of the eligibility documents below to be uploaded:
        • a recent CV*(this should demonstrate that you have been working within a veterinary practice for at least two years prior to the training programme start date)
        • a signed letter from your employer stating that you are working in a veterinary practice in a nursing role*
        • a self-statement letter explaining your nursing experience and the relevance of taking the training programme to your career*

Applicants who are not formally trained veterinary nurses, such as laboratory research assistants, may apply but must provide all three of the support documents listed above.*

  • In order to register for the certificate assessments, all delegates must have completed all modules of the training programme
  • Examination candidates must complete and pass the following:
    • Written assessment (clinical audit)
    • 25 MCQ exam
    • An Online applied knowledge examination (this is an applied theory interactive examination, which is taken online and is not a demonstration of skill competency)
  • Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate, be included on ISVPS register of VPP certificate holders and be permitted to use the post-nominals associated with the certificate

 

*Please note that all eligibility is reviewed and cannot be guaranteed. 

 

Non-UK applicants

The following may be eligible to enrol on to the programme:

  • All applicants must have been working in a veterinary practice/clinical setting for at least two years prior to starting the training programme
  • All applicants must be working in a veterinary practice/ clinical setting for the duration of the training programme and certificate completion (to be able to complete the written assessment).*
  • All 3 of the eligibility documents below to be uploaded:                       
        • a recent CV*(this should demonstrate that you have been working within a veterinary practice for at least 2 years prior to the training programme start date)
        • a signed letter from your employer stating that you are working in a veterinary practice in a nursing role*
        • a self-statement letter explaining your nursing experience and the relevance of taking the training programme to your career*

Applicants who are not formally trained veterinary nurses, such as laboratory research assistants, may apply but must provide all three of the support documents listed above.*

  • In order to register for the certificate assessments, all delegates must have completed all modules of the training programme
  • Examination candidates must complete and pass the following:
    • Written assessment (clinical audit)
    • 25 MCQ exam
    • 10 station practical spot test (this is an applied theory interactive examination, which is taken online and is not a demonstration of skill competency)
  • Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate, be included on ISVPS register of VPP certificate holders and be permitted to use the post-nominals associated with the certificate

 

*Please note that all eligibility is reviewed and cannot be guaranteed. 

 

Please note that all written assessments and examinations are to be completed in English

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ABOUT IMPROVE

Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.

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