New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)
- 学费：$20,960 NZD Per Year
- 授课校区：Otago Polytechnic
After completing your New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) or equivalent, advance your knowledge and become a qualified veterinary nurse with this programme.
Developed in consultation with key stakeholders, it aligns with international standards for veterinary nursing. Successful completion will enable you to meet the educational standards for entrance to the NZVNA/Allied Veterinary Professional Regulatory Council's voluntary register where you will be able to use the title of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN).
This Diploma will give you the skills and knowledge required for a successful career as a professional veterinary nurse.
You will graduate with up-to-date, detailed theoretical knowledge of companion animal healthcare and practical skills, including low stress handling techniques. In addition, you will be able to apply sound principles of evidence-based practice with an ability to make independent nursing decisions to develop and deliver quality care to animal patients.
Upon graduation, you will be able to provide surgical veterinary nursing, medical veterinary nursing, manage veterinary nursing services and perform diagnostic sampling and medical imaging.
There is always a strong demand for qualified people to work within the veterinary and animal-related industries and, with this professional qualification, your expertise will be sought after. Employment opportunities are diverse and could include working as a veterinary nurse, veterinary nursing supervisor, veterinary practice management, industry representative for a veterinary wholesale company, in education (with additional training), or within animal control, wildlife management, animal breeding or conservation.
Full-time: 35-40 hours per week (including 7.5 hours per week in work placement)
Part-time Year 1: 17-20 hours per week (including 3.5 hours per week in work placement)
Part-time Year 2: Total 17-20 hours per week (including 4 hours per week in work placement)
All study is highly structured, including directed and self-directed learning and work placement in veterinary clinics.
Further study options:
Continue learning and increase your employment potential with our New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Rural Animal Technician).
You must have the pre-requisite qualification New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) OR equivalent.
If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, with no band score less than 5.0, or equivalent, from one test taken in the preceding two years.
International students will be individually assessed to ensure you meet the entry requirements.
If you don’t hold the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) or equivalent but do have significant clinical veterinary experience, knowledge and skills, you may be eligible to have this experience assessed and applied towards the entry criteria for this programme.
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