Vet Nurse Merit Awards

The Vet Nurse Merit Awards are structured CPD courses for qualified veterinary nurses who have an interest in furthering their knowledge and skills in particular topics, without the commitment of a certificate or diploma.

Each award is worth 30 hours of CPD and is made up of both attendance courses and online activity. The structure of each merit award varies depending on its learning objectives.

The cost for each of the awards is £525.00 Inc. VAT for BSAVA members and £787.50 Inc. VAT for non members.

If you have any questions, please email courses@bsava.com

ECC and Anaesthesia

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in ECC and Anaesthesia is a structured CPD course which counts for 30 hours CPD.

The programme consists of:
 

  • 10 webinars (each will run live and be recorded so you can catch up if you are not able to make the live event)
  • An online resource which will encourage support in your learning through online activities including a discussion forum.
  • A practical attendance course will give you chance to meet the colleagues who have been studying at the same time as you and to get your hands on experience in various practical sessions.


The course will finish with an online MCQ assessment and case study which if you complete to a passing grade will be rewarded with a certificate and badge. 

The next award in ECC and Anaesthesia will begin in May 2019. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

Medical Nursing

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Medical Nursing programme consists of

  • 10 webinars (each will be run live and recorded so you can catch up if you are not available to make the live event)
  • An online resource which will encourage support in your learning through online activities including a discussion forum
  • A practical course giving you the chance to meet your colleagues who have been studying at the same time as you and to get some hands on experience in various practical sessions
  • The course will be finished with an online MCQ assessment and case study which if you complete to a passing grade will be rewarded with a certificate and badge.

The next award in Medical Nursing is due to take place in the autumn of 2019. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy consists of

  • A two-day attendance course
  • Two evening webinars (each will be run live and recorded so you can catch up if you are not available to make the live event)
  • A single day attendance course
  • An online resource which will encourage support in your learning including a discussion forum

The next award in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy is due to take place in the autumn of 2019. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

Diagnostic Imaging

The Diagnostic Imaging award is currently being reviewed and is not due to run in 2019.

Surgical Nursing

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Surgical Nursing programme consists of

  • 10 webinars (each will be run live and recorded so you can catch up if you are not available to make the live event)
  • An online resource which will encourage support in your learning through online activities including a discussion forum
  • A practical course giving you the chance to meet your colleagues who have been studying at the same time as you and to get some hands on experience in various practical sessions
  • The course will be finished with an online MCQ assessment and case study which if you complete to a passing grade will be rewarded with a certificate and badge

The next award in surgical nursing will begin in April 2019. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

Nursing Exotic Species

The Nursing Exotic Species award is currently being reviewed.

Wildlife Nursing

The Wildlife nursing award is currently being reviewed.

Dermatology

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Dermatology consists of

  • A two-day attendance course
  • Two evening webinars (each will be run live and recorded so you can catch up if you are not available to make the live event)
  • A single day attendance course
  • An online resource which will encourage support in your learning including a discussion forum

The next award in Dermatology will begin in June 2019. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

Testimonials

"I learnt a lot and feel more confident about the subject."
(Wildlife VNMA)

"This was an excellent course. I got a lot more out of it than other courses I have done on this subject."
(Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy VNMA)

"Thank you so much. I loved the course and learnt so much and am using what I have learnt all the time in practice."
(Dermatology VNMA)

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