Veterinary Nursing

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Veterinary Nursing
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY847
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Ordinary Bachelor (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Duration 3 years.
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Minimum Entry Requirements:
Minimum Points Score 160
Minimum Five O6/H7
English or Irish O6/H7
One of Phy/Chm/Pch/Bgy/ Ags at O6/H7
Maths F2/O6/H7

Special requirements
Work placement: Please note that with respect to the placement, while the...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
The LCVP link units are considered as a single subject that may be counted towards matriculation and points are awarded as follows:

LCVP Grade Points from 2017 onward
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET Level 5 Awards (Formerly FETAC)
Applicants must present a full major award. A record achievement, a minor award or a components award will not meet the minimum entry requirement. Additional specific requirements apply to some courses.


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Mature Applicants

Expand+If you are applying for first year and will be 23 years of age (or older) by 1 January in the proposed year of entry you are defined as a “Mature Applicant”. The term “Mature Applicant” is not used for those applying for entry to year 2 or higher.

Alternative Entry Go to: for further information.
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Number of Places 32
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+Is this course for you?
This course is designed for people who are eager to care for animals. You will work closely with the veterinary surgeon in helping to diagnose and treat medical and surgical cases. In addition to learning different aspects o...

Subjects Taught

Expand+What will I study?
Year 1
Semester 1
• Introduction to Nursing (M)
• Communications & Research Skills (M)
• Animal Husbandry, Nutrition & Welfare (M)
• Work Placement 1 (M)

Semester 2
• Biological & Bioveterinary Sciences (M)
• Surgical N...

Comment Special requirements
Work placement: Please note that with respect to the placement, while the Institute will make every effort to assist the learner in finding a placement final responsibility for securing the placement resides with the learner. Students can be placed anywhere in Ireland. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the learner.

This course is fully accreditation by the Veterinary Council of Ireland.
Careers or Further Progression Career opportunities
Successful graduates find themselves working in the following sectors:
• Private Veterinary Practices
• Animal Welfare Organisations
• Veterinary Hospitals

Graduate careers typically include:
• Registered Veterinary Nurse
• Animal Behaviourist
• Veterinary Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist

Follow-on courses
• Masters degrees at other institutes and universities at home and abroad.
Further Enquiries Department Administration
Telephone: (074) 918 6310 / 6306 / 6308
Head of Department: Dr. Joanne Gallagher
Telephone: (074) 918 6302
Points History
Year Points
2018 357 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)