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Veterinary Nursing

Unitec Institute of Technology

36 months
Duration
15140 USD/year
4805 USD/year
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About

Take your passion for veterinary nursing to the next level. This Veterinary Nursing programme from Unitec Institute of Technology will set you up for registration as a veterinary nurse, enable you to increase your critical thinking, and provides plenty of research opportunities to develop and further your career.

Overview

The Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing programme from Unitec Institute of Technology is an extension of two current veterinary nursing programmes.

Highlights

  • You’ll have lots of work experience; in your first two years you’ll complete at least 480 hours of work experience, and you can also extend this in your third year
  • You’ll have the opportunity to do your placements in interesting organisations ranging from the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine at Auckland Zoo, to a specialist veterinary hospital, to your community first-option veterinary clinic.
  • You’ll build advanced technical skills through a significant amount of clinical practice at Unitec's sister veterinary clinic, Vet Care Grey Lynn, as well as your choice of external clinics across Aotearoa
  • On successful completion, you’ll meet the requirements for both the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing) and the New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, and will be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association at the end of your second year
  • You’ll develop an advanced understanding of what's considered best practice in a clinical environment, and the ethical and welfare implications of veterinary care
  • You’ll have lots of opportunities to conduct exciting and cutting-edge research, including a collaborative research project in an area of your interest
  • You’ll learn from experienced lecturers who are knowledgeable in veterinary medicine /science, animal health and welfare, microbiology, genetics, and animal behaviour
  • You’ll benefit from a varied learning approach that includes practical sessions, group work, online/small group tutorials, and one-on-one supervision

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare

  • Animal Clinical Care

  • Clinical Animal Care Practicum

  • Veterinary Anaesthetic and Surgical Procedures 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you have already successfully completed either of the following qualifications (or equivalent), you automatically meet the entry requirements for this programme:
  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant) - you can go straight into the second year
  • New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing - you can go straight into the third year
  • If you haven't successfully completed either of these programmes, you will need to meet the following requirements:
  • 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 or equivalent/higher, including:
  • At least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in each of two science-related subjects;
  • At least 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in at least two additional subjects;
  • At least 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 in mathematics or Pangarau;
  • At least 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English or Te Reo Māori.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15140 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4805 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4805 USD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic/NZ students
$7,300 (NZD)
  • International students
$23,000 (NZD)

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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