Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing
Three great reasons to consider this course
- Opportunity for continuing professional development and achievement of CVE points.
- Supports the development of skills and knowledge in practice which will lead to enhanced patient care.
- Facilitates the development of specialist knowledge and skills in emergency and critical care nursing.
The 10-credit part-time programme focuses on developing knowledge and skills in small animal emergency and critical care for veterinary nurses. It was identified in response to skills needs identified in internal and external surveys.
This course consists of one 10-credit module which is delivered on a part-time basis over one semester. The course content includes: Common critical care presentations; Appraisal of the critically ill animal; Emergency nursing skills; CPCR; Current practice in veterinary emergency and critical care.
The programme consists of one 10 credit module. The detail of the module content, learning outcomes and assessment can be viewed here.
This module is co-delivered with the full-time BSc in Veterinary Nursing programme so the timetables are interdependent. The programme will be delivered on the DkIT campus over two days per week.
There are 3 hours of lectures each week. There is also a weekly three-hour practical class.
This course was identified as being of high relevance to many veterinary nurses in practice and will enhance skills and knowledge in the areas of emergency and critical care of small animals. It will also be of value to veterinary nurses who wish to specialise in this area or move to a more senior role within the practice.
€50 Application fee (refundable only if not made an offer)
€100 Accept Offer fee (non-refundable)
The remainder of fee is €550
Total fee = €700
Applicants must have a minimum of a BSc in Veterinary Nursing (or equivalent) which is registerable with the Veterinary Council of Ireland. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement may be considered for entry using the Institute's Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) procedures.
Veterinary Nurses working in practice who wish to enhance skills in the area of emergency and critical care veterinary nursing.
|Course Type||Flexible & Professional|
|Starting Date||January 2023|
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Agriculture, Food and Animal Health|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Delivery Method||On Campus|
How to Apply
Open for applications autumn 2022. The Closing date for applications will be Friday 10th September OR until places are full.
Applicants should also include a copy of their CV and copies of existing academic qualifications with their application.