Postgraduate Certificate

Advanced Veterinary Nursing (RCVS accredited)

Typical offer: Level 3 Diploma/FdSc/BSc in Veterinary Nursing or Equine Veterinary Nursing

Duration: 1-3 years part-time

Awarding body: Hartpury University

Delivery: Online

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Course overview

RCVS accredited

Develop your specialism as an advanced nursing practitioner in your chosen field while enhancing your skills and knowledge. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Nursing focuses on areas of clinical interest and mapping out individual pathways for career progression.

Flexible learning

This course is ideal for those wanting to combine working in practice with studying for an advanced qualification. All compulsory delivery is flexible and online, with optional study days at weekends providing opportunities to access our world-class facilities and meet with fellow students and staff face-to-face. The course can be tailored to fit around your existing commitments, with options to complete in one year or spread out over two/three years.

A range of options

Our award titles have been developed to include a range of specialist areas, drawing upon the expertise of our industry-active academics and encompassing contributions from guest lecturers and researchers.

Our range of veterinary nursing postgraduate certificates available to students includes two equine and two generic (equine and small animal) options.

Please click the links below to find out more about these individual pathways.

Professional learning environment

You’ll benefit from the expertise of our professional veterinary nursing team, whose research interests include veterinary professional ethics and law, equine intensive care, behaviour and rehabilitation, and end-of-life care for animal patients. At Hartpury, you’ll join an inclusive, supportive and welcoming learning community that will help you to develop as an advanced practitioner.