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 £510.00 Inc. VAT for BSAVA members and £763.00 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 been run live and 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 take place at Village Hotel, Warrington and 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 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 ECC and Anaesthesia will begin in July 2018. 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 2018. 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 2018. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

Diagnostic Imaging

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Diagnostic Imaging 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 diagnostic imaging will be begin in February 2018. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

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 February 2018. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

Nursing Exotic Species

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Nursing Exotic Species 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 nursing exotic species will begin in May 2018. Further information and booking will be available shortly.

Wildlife Nursing

The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award in Wildlife 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 wildlife nursing is due to take place in spring 2019. 

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 March 2018. 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)

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