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Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 6
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Health » Veterinary Studies » Veterinary Assisting
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to prepare individuals as a veterinary nursing care professional by providing them with the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to help animals attain, maintain or recover optimal health and quality of life. Graduates will also be able to practice sustainably and to engage in on-going learning in the field.

This qualification is targeted at individuals who have already completed the Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand of New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2490] or equivalent and who seek to further their veterinary nursing education.

This qualification will provide individuals with technical veterinary nursing skills in a clinical environment as well as the ability to manage patients and clients, and follow protocols in all aspects of clinical veterinary practice.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Provide surgical veterinary nursing
- Provide medical veterinary nursing
- Manage veterinary nursing services
- Perform diagnostic sampling and medical imaging.
Education pathways
The prerequisite for this qualification is the Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2490].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification may be employed in a veterinary clinic as a veterinary nurse.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Candidates must have completed the requirements of the Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) [Ref: 2490] prior to entering this qualification.
Education Organisation 9 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2491
Status Current
Created 2015-02-02 11:55:11.0
Next Review 2019-12-31 00:00:00.0
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