The new Nursing Edge Programme, set up and run by Vets Now’s Head of Clinical Nursing, Racheal Marshall has been a great success since its inception in August 2015 and is now accepting applications for August 2016.
The eight week training programme, provides a full induction, leading to a permanent full time position with Vets Now; combining two weeks of lectures and interactive sessions in our Support Office with six weeks practical training. Course content has been designed to give nurses the confidence and skills for emergency work, providing valuable training and a salary from day one.
The business has already welcomed 17 new nurses on board, with the potential to place many more into its small animal out of hours’ clinics across England, Wales and Scotland.
All successful applicants are supported in practice by an experienced RVN as their mentor throughout their six weeks on the job training in the clinic of their choice.
In addition to this, nurses will also be supported with a directed training plan in their first year; incorporating a mix of online and practical courses. Our Moodle learning platform provides a base on which to share experiences with vets and nurses across the business, enabling newcomers to build their professional and social networks within Vets Now.
Recent participants have spoken very highly of the programme:
“Doing this course has meant I feel well equipped to tackle all kinds of exciting clinical cases despite being newly qualified. The in-house support is incredible and if at any point I was unsure about any little thing, someone was there to help and answer my questions. Taking the Nursing Edge course is the best decision I've ever made." - Rachel Plunkett, Nursing Edge participant
I undertook the Nursing Edge course as it was a great way to start with Vets Now. The caseload I have seen at Vets Now has been amazing and I really feel like I get to use all my skills as an RVN!” – Calum Marshall, Nursing Edge participant
Veterinary Nurses currently in their final year of study, or those new to emergency work, who wish to secure a place on the August programme or April 2017, should send their CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org back to news