Veterinary - Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Nursing

Dundalk Institute of Technology


Course Name Veterinary - Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Nursing
Course Provider Dundalk Institute of Technology
Course Code 109296 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Certificate Dundalk Institute of Technology None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Dundalk
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Starting Date January 2023

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Application Date How to Apply
You can enrol online for this course.

Applicants should also include a copy of their CV and copies of existing academic qualifications with their application.
Duration 1 Semester.

Course Delivery
This module is co-delivered with the full time BSc in Veterinary Nursing programme so timetables are interdependent.

The lectures are online with practical classes on campus. The labs will require on-site attendance for most of the semester but will be online for the first two weeks due to the current Covid situation.
Course Fee Fees €700
Entry Requirements Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must have a minimum of a BSc in Veterinary Nursing (or equivalent) which is registerable with the Veterinary Council of Ireland.

Applicants with other qualifications of relevance and suitable experience will be assessed using the DkIT Recognised Prior Learning process.
Financial Support

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Comment Who Should Apply?
Veterinary Nurses working in practice who wish to enhance skills in the area of emergency and critical care veterinary nursing.
Course Content

Expand+Course Description
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 extern...

Subjects Taught Course Content
The programme consists of one 10 credit module: Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing
Number of Credits 10 credits @ Level 8
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
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.
Further Enquiries Dr. Breda Brennan
School of Health & Science

Dr. Geraldine O’Connor,
School of Health & Science
T: +353(0)429370200 Ext 2736
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