New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)*
* Please note that the first occurance of this programme will be February 2018, and that students will need to complete the one year New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand to gain entry. The Certificate programme will be taught from semester one 2017.
- Semester 1 starts February 2018
- Fees: $6,796 (Per year)
- For one year full-time
- Wintec Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton
The New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing programme is open to candidates who have completed the Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) and who wish to become a veterinary nurse. Students will develop advanced skills in the care, management, handling and nursing of a range of companion animals for a clinical environment as well as the ability to manage patients and clients, and follow protocols in all aspects of clinical veterinary practice.
The programme includes a further 240 hours of work experience (in addition to the hours on the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) and will prepare graduates for employment.
SCHEDULE OF MODULES
|Module Code||Module Name||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|ANML507||Medical Veterinary Nursing||5||15|
|ANML601||Advanced Anaesthesia and Theatre Practice||6||15||ANML602|
|ANML508||Veterinary Nursing Practicum 1||5||15|
|ANML603||Advanced Diagnostic Techniques||6||15|
|ANML604||Advanced Medical Veterinary Nursing||6||15||ANML507ANML602ANML508|
|ANML605||Preparation for Practice||6||15||ANML508|
|ANML606||Veterinary Nursing Practicum 2||6||15||ANML507ANML508ANML601ANML602|
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand; or Equivalent.
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an academic International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 6; or equivalent.
Candidates may be required to participate in an interview and selection process.
Prior to commencing the programme all candidates will be required to undertake a Police check at a level sufficient for safe and effective practice within the field of veterinary nursing.
To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme, including the ability to perform practical demonstrations and assessments. All candidates will be required to make a declaration they are physically able to safely handle and restrain domestic animals and that they have no known health condition that could preclude their close proximity to the common range of animals.
Candidates with disabilities are eligible to enrol in this programme and will be provided with the necessary resources to attain the learning outcomes where practicable, but at the time of enrolment must notify the Equity/Disability Co‐ordinator of their needs.
Graduates of this qualification may be employed in a veterinary clinic as a veterinary nurse.
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