CAO Code LY847
  Letterkenny Campus

Bachelor of Science (Ord)

Veterinary Nursing

3 years  /    Level 7  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Our Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing is a three-year course that will prepare you for a career in the veterinary field. You’ll be qualified to work closely with veterinary surgeons in diagnosing and treating animals suffering from a range of medical issues.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Introduction to Nursing Mandatory 5 8
Communications and Research Skills Mandatory 5 6
Animal Husbandry, Nutrition & Welfare Mandatory 10 7
Work Placement 1 - Practical/Theory Mandatory 10 30
2 Biological and Bioveterinary Science Mandatory 5 6
Surgical Nursing and Theatre Practice Mandatory 5 6
Veterinary Nursing 1 Mandatory 10 10
Work Placement 2 - Practical/Theory Mandatory 10 30
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Exotic & Wildlife Nursing Mandatory 5 5
Professional, Regulatory and Ethical Studies Mandatory 5 5
Veterinary Nursing 2 Mandatory 10 12
Work Placement 3 - Practical/Theory Mandatory 10 30
4 Veterinary Practice Mgt Mandatory 10 10
Veterinary Nursing 3 Mandatory 10 10
Work Placement 4 - Practical/Theory Mandatory 10 30
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
5 Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Therapy Mandatory 5 5
Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Mandatory 5 5
Work Placement 5 - Practical/Theory Mandatory 10 30
Veterinary Nursing 4 Mandatory 10 10
6 Pharmacy & Stock Mgt. Mandatory 5 5
Work Placement 6 - Practical/Theory Mandatory 10 30
Professional Practice Skills Mandatory 10 8
Veterinary Nursing 5 Mandatory 5 5

Professional Recognition

This course is fully accreditation by the Veterinary Council of Ireland

Add-on Courses

On successful completion of this programme, learners may transfer to the following programmes at LYIT:

Key Information

CAO Key Dates:
Discounted closing date – 20 January (17:15)
Normal closing date – 1 February (17:15)
Late closing date – 1 May (17:15)
Change of Mind opens – 5 May (12:00)
Change of Mind closes – 1 July (17:15)

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353 (0)74 9186309 / +353 (0)74 9186302

Head of Department Dr Joanne Gallagher
Email: science@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186309

School and Department
School of Science
Department of Science