Veterinary Nursing - Athlone Campus

TUS - Athlone Campus


Course Name Veterinary Nursing - Athlone Campus
Course Provider TUS - Athlone Campus
Alternative Provider(s) Gurteen Agricultural College, TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code US738
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Technological University of the Shannon Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Athlone
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration 3 years full-time.
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Laboratory-based science subject at Grade H6 in higher level or O3 in ordinary level, plus four subjects at Grade O6 at ordinary level, to include mathematics and a language (English or Irish).
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Foundation Level Irish
Foundation Level Irish at Grade F2 will meet the minimum language requirement for all courses.

Bonus Points for Honours Mathematics
25 bonus points will be awarded to any CAO applicant who has gained a grade H6 or higher i...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Students apply through the CAO in the normal way. The LCVP module will be considered as a passing module provided the applicant achieves at least a pass grade. This will apply for entry to Honours Degree (Level 8), Ordinary Degree (Level 7) and Higher Certificate (Level 6) courses.

Points will be awarded for LCVP Link Modules as follows:
Pass: 28 points Merit: 46 points Distinction: 66 points
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum entry requirements for admission to academic courses at TUS and are not considered passing subjects. Holders of the Leaving Certificate Applied programme may wish to undertake a QQI FET/FETAC in order to gain eligibility for entry to third level courses at TUS.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

TUS accepts QQI-FET/FETAC awards for entry on all courses of study. The following minimum entry requirements will apply to graduates of QQI-FET/FETAC qualifications who are seeking admission to courses at TUS.


QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants Mature applicants who apply via CAO and are shortlisted will be required to sit an aptitude test. Based on these results, successful candidates will be interviewed
Alternative Entry

Expand+Trade Qualifications
A trade applicant, seeking admission to the first year of a course, should do so through the CAO. Such application may be on the basis of National Craft Certificate, Senior Trades or Advanced Tourism Certification Board (NTCB)/...

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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
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Course Fee

Expand+All undergraduate course fees consist of two elements:

1. Student Contribution Fee and;
2. A Tuition Fee.

Student Contribution Fee
The Student Contribution Fee for the 2022/2023 academic year is €3,000. This is an annual charge, which is se...

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Financial Support

Expand+Students can apply through the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a grant to cover the
Student Contribution Fee. SUSI is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. It is an “online application system” and is accessed at...

CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2023

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2023 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2023 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2023 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+What is this course about?
This established degree course will give you the multidisciplinary skills to play a key role in large animal, small animal and equine veterinary practices. During the three-year degree, you will experience on-farm trai...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1: Biology, Practice Placement, Companion Animal Husbandry, Mathematics for Scientists, Chemistry, Introductory Veterinary Nursing, Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology.

Year 2: Veterinary Nursing Practice Placement, Veterin...

Comment Other Information
• QQI FET/FETAC Applicants
• Work placement
• Accreditation
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+What can I do after the course?
Employment prospects for veterinary nurses in clinical practice are excellent. Graduates are eligible to register as veterinary nurses with the Veterinary Council of Ireland and work in veterinary practices carryi...

Further Enquiries Dr Maeve O’Reilly, MVB
Department of Bioveterinary and Microbial Sciences
Tel: +353 (0)90 6468011

Gillian Coughlan, RVN
Department of Bioveterinary and Microbial Sciences
Tel: +353 (0)90 6483091
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2022 444
2021 421
2020 400