6 June 2018

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New Overseas Veterinary Nursing Programme

Plumpton College will be working in partnership with Vetcare to offer an intensive training course to upskill nurses from overseas and support them in gaining their Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) status with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the UK.

Building on the knowledge and skills gained from existing qualifications from their current country of residence, the Overseas Nursing Programme offers the opportunity for students to study for a qualifications with the RCVS. Our Overseas Nurse Programme can offer these team members the opportunity to develop existing while gaining new skills and knowledge through registration. 

Avoiding the lengthy PSA (Period of Supervised Adaptation) process and need to a Clinical Coach, the programme is designed as an intensive course to reduce the time it takes to enter the register. Delivered in partnership with Plumpton College, the programme consists of online learning, a two-week residential course with practical and theory training, one-to-one tuition, mock examinations and concludes with the RCVS practical Objectively Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE).

Upon completion of the programme and registration with the RCVS, newly registered Veterinary Nurses can then join the IVC Nurse Academy to further support and develop the essential skills, knowledge and professionalism required as an RVN in practice.

Vetcare commented:

"We are delighted to work with our valued partners at Plumpton College to welcome overseas nurses to independent Vetcare and with our continued investment in Nurse Development, we strive to become the career choice for Veterinary Nurses."

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