NZ DIPLOMA IN 2018
Information for International applicants Napier Campus
Become an essential part of a veterinary team, clinic or hospital. Qualification New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Students will develop the skills and knowledge to provide surgical and
medical veterinary nursing, manage services and perform diagnostic Programme level Level 6
sampling and medical imaging.
These skills will be gained through the use of our new purpose built Length One year
animal housing and simulated surgical suite. Students will also spend
time in veterinary clinics throughout New Zealand gaining valuable Start dates 19 February
skills towards become a veterinary nurse.
Graduates will also be able to practice sustainably and to engage in Study options Full-time
on-going learning in the field.
This qualification is targeted at individuals who have already Fees NZ$ 22,100
completed the Veterinary Nursing Assistant strand of the New
Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) or equivalent and Total number of 120
who seek to further their veterinary nursing education. credits
Classes are scheduled between 8.00am and
AREAS OF STUDY Class times 5.00pm Monday - Friday.
• Anaesthsia Individual study Approx. 12 hours per week
• Surgical nursing hours
• Diagnostics Location Napier Campus
• Medical nursing International Centre Phone: +64 6 974 8902
• Management of veterinary nursing services Contact Email: [email protected]
• Specialised Animal Practical Facilities with simulated surgery
facilities, live animal housing, isolation unit, simulated clinic
reception, diagnostic preparation room.
• Laboratory facilities.
• Library and computer facilities.
Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:
• Veterinary Nurse
• Medical/Veterinary Sales Representative
• Nutritional representative
• Animal Welfare Officer
• Animal Technician
$ Higher end of earnings rangefor graduates
who have completed this programme
Job opportunities Employment rate
POOR GOOD Employment rate after
completion of this programme
(23% in further study)
WORK EXPERIENCE FIND OUT MORE:
Students in the NZ Diploma in Veterinary Nursing must complete work www.international.eit.ac.nz
experience commitments as set by the Programme Co-ordinator. Students
will be required to complete 280 hours of clinic work placements. In CONNECT WITH US:
order to provide students with different perspectives on veterinary
nursing, they will complete their work experience in at least two different
Students will be required to find their own work placements with
assistance from programme staff where needed. Work placements will be
in two or three week blocks, at least two out of region, unless a student
is unable to manage an out of region placement for a specific reason e.g
caring for young children.
While on work experience, students must maintain a logbook with
evidence of completion of the practical assessments and clinical skills
sign-off when competent. Students meet with the Programme Co-
ordinator on a regular basis, to discuss progress on the workplace
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology with Veterinary Nursing
Assistant Strand Level 5. Or National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing
level 5 or equivalent .
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Students are required to have attained an acceptable level of English
language fluency. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways,
including successful study in English, approved scores on TOEFL or
IELTS (6.0 Academic) with no band score lower than 5.5 or equivalent. or
equivalent, or completion of an EIT Hawke’s Bay assessment (ELPT).
The structure of the programme is as follows. Students must complete
all subjects listed. Total credits = 120.
COURSE DESCRIPTION CREDIT NZQA SEMESTER
VALUE LEVEL OFFERED
DVN6.01 ANAESTHESIA AND SURGERY 30 6 Full year
To enable the student to: 15
• intensively monitor patients undergoing general anaesthesia and surgery and to intervene appropriately 15 6 1
• provide dental health care to animals 30 6 2
DVN6.02 DIAGNOSTICS A 15 6 Full year
To enable the student to set up, manage, run, and interpret in-house hematology, biochemistry, bacteriology, and
basic cytology 6 1
DVN6.03 DIAGNOSTICS B 6 2
To enable the student to set up, manage, run, and interpret in-house diagnostic testing
Pre-requisite: DVN6.02 Diagnostics A
DVN6.04 MEDICAL NURSING
To enable the student to
• nurse all patients at Best Practice level
• communicate at a professional level with colleagues
DVN6.05 MANAGEMENT OF VETERINARY NURSING - SERVICES A
To enable students to apply advanced animal behavioural modification, and improve patient well-being in a clinic
DVN6.06 MANAGEMENT OF VETERINARY NURSING - SERVICES B
To enable students to efficiently and effectively manage emergencies, and improve patient well-being in a clinic
Pre-requisite: DVN6.05 Management of Veterinary Nursing – Services A