MiNurse Academy is managed and taught by leading veterinary professionals who are recognised by employers both within the UK and internationally. It focuses on delivering critical thinking, using both theory and practical application enabling our nurses to become better equipped to care for their patients, no matter what type of practice they work within.
Once qualified, nurses can enrol onto the MiNurse Academy through our online training platform and study four modules – Advanced Medicine; Advanced Surgery; Emergency and Critical Care and the Clinical Nurse Practitioner. Training is delivered through a combination of taught practical days and online learning and, once a module has been completed, knowledge is assessed through case reports, online tests and assignments.
“Qualified nurses play an essential role across our practices and are key members of our team. We wanted to enhance the current internal training and give them the opportunity to progress their careers. MiNurse offers them the opportunity of more structured development and learning more specialist skills.”
Charlie Warren RVN
Student Nurse Training
Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) work alongside veterinary surgeons in order to provide a high standard of care for animals. Veterinary Nurses normally work within a veterinary surgery or veterinary hospital and are involved in a wide range of care and treatment. RVNs provide skilled supportive care for sick animals as well as undertaking minor surgery, monitoring during anaesthesia, medical treatments and diagnostic tests under veterinary supervision. RVNs also play an important role in the education of owners on good standards of animal care.
As with any worthwhile job, the training required takes time, hard work and commitment – but those willing to put in the effort will be rewarded with a career offering variety, interest and daily contact with animals and their owners. CVS offers a supportive student veterinary nurse training programme conducted through colleges and universities that offer qualifications approved by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and linked to the CVS veterinary practices. Each practice training a student veterinary nurse will be allocated a clinical coach who will support the student throughout their training reviewing the progress. The clinical coach works closely with the regional head clinical coach who will provide mentoring and additional teaching where required.
Once qualified, RVN’s must pay an annual fee to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to ensure they are Registered on their Register of Veterinary Nurses. This enables the RVN to undertake certain privileges under the Veterinary Surgeon’s Act 1966 (Schedule 3 Amendment) Order 2002.Many qualified RVNs continue to work in veterinary practice, taking on greater responsibilities, such as practice management, supervision of staff, hospital wards, and teaching/training other nurses or supporting staff.