Our Certificate in Professional Veterinary Nursing is designed for those experienced or qualified nurses wanting to gain more knowledge in a particular aspect of veterinary nursing and boost their resume.

The CPVN program boosts your clinical nursing skills and directly increases the level of patient care you provide. Your confidence in your own nursing skills will expand, and you’ll find this will rub off on the vets, who will entrust you with greater patient care tasks.

As a CPVN, you’re not just a veterinary nurse, you’re an ACVN Veterinary Nurse.

Employers will recognise your dedication to the veterinary nursing profession and your desire to provide amazing patient care. You’ll get to stand out in from the crowd in a very competitive job market by adding  CPVN (Specialisation) after your name.

Showcase your achievements and commitment to veterinary nursing and patient care standards by becoming a CPVN today. Select from the specialisation that interests you – Clinical, Surgical or Anaesthesia.

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SELECT YOUR CPVN SPECIALISATION

Cert in Professional Veterinary Nursing

CPVN (Anaesthesia)

$995.00
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Cert in Professional Veterinary Nursing

CPVN (Surgical)

$995.00 $895.00

Cert in Professional Veterinary Nursing

CPVN (Clinical)

$995.00

Save $100 if you enrol prior to 30th November 2017, and get extra time to complete your studies.

 
 

left to enrol under this amazing deal .

We’ll extend your enrolment through to 31/07/2018, giving you an extra couple of months to complete your course (normally a 6 month enrolment period applies).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE
CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL VETERINARY NURSING

Is this course suitable for me?

To be successful in this course you need to be a qualified Veterinary Nurse (either Australian or overseas) OR have experience working at the same level at a nurse who is qualified (around 2 to 3 years experience as a minimum).

You must be employed in a veterinary clinic to have access to the caseload necessary for your case based assessments. If you are not employed, you will need to arrange a veterinary clinic to attend for work experience and organise your own insurance coverage (supplying us confirmation of insurance before starting).

What’s involved?

To successfully complete the CPVN program you will need to:

  • Complete and pass the subjects and their assessments – these will be related to your chosen specialisation.
  • Prepare and submit a major case study for Nurse Educator assessment.
  • Log your involvement in a range of cases to show your experience.

As part of your specialisation’s included subjects, you’ll complete multiple choice style activities to check your own learning. Between all the subjects, you’ll  complete 2 to 3 written assessments and 3-4 video assessments and receive feedback from our Nurse Educators.

You’ll have access to our Nurse Educators and Student Assist to get help when you need it. We’ll also pop you into our ACVN Nurses FaceBook Group, where both Nurse Educators and other students will help you out. 

What do I get when I graduate?

Apart from self-satisfaction and an extra achievement to showcase on your resume ,you will gain greater confidence in your own nursing skills. Employers will also recognise your dedication to the veterinary nursing profession and your desire to improve patient care. You’ll get to stand out in from the crowd in a very competitive job market.

You will also receive a printed certificate and a little goodie pack.

After graduation you will be able to add CPVN (Specialisation) after your name, indicating your achievements and commitment to your career.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Enrolment Process

Enrolling is very simple!

  1. Click on your specialisation of choice.
  2. Complete the checkout process. You can select to pay via oxipay if you want to spread out the cost. 
  3. We’ll process your enrolment within1 business day, so check your email for access details.
  4. We’ll ship out your printed learner’s guides as soon as you complete the student induction module.
Course Price

The full cost of completing the Certificate of Professional Veterinary Nursing is $995.

This includes:-

  • Online access to our Learning Centre
  • Printed Learner’s Guides
  • Access to Nurse Educators & Student Assist for help
  • Through feedback on assessments to further your learning
  • 6 months enrolment period to complete the course (you can extend if you wish, but be aware it attracts a fee).
  • Printed Certificate upon graduation
  • ACVN Goodie Bag upon graduation

We recommend access to a textbook library for further reading but we do include copies of all mandatory textbook chapters necessary to pass the subjects in with your printed learner’s guides.

Need Instalments?

Interest Free instalments are available via oxipay. Just select this at checkout.

Discount for ACVN Certificate IV graduates

If you are a graduate of the ACVN Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, you will receive a reduced course cost, dependent on the subjects you completed during your training. If you have all 4 included subjects (and they are current versions) you will pay only $495 to bridge the gap to complete the Certificate in Professional Veterinary Nursing program and add CPVN to your name. If you have only some of the subjects, this will be slightly higher. Contact us to get your own custom price.

PLEASE NOTE:
ALL PRICES INCLUDE RESOURCE FEES, TUITION, AND ADMINISTRATION FEES. ADDITIONAL FEES MAY APPLY IF YOU DO NOT PASS A SUBJECT, YOU NEED TO RE-ENROL IN A SUBJECT FOR ANY REASON, OR YOU EXTEND YOUR ENROLMENT PERIOD.

Course Dates

You can start TODAY! Just complete the enrolment process above/p>

You will be given 6 months to complete your course, and if you need more time, that’s ok! Arranging an enrolment extension is easy, however be aware that it attracts a fee.

Do you accept international students?

Yes! International students are welcome on this course. You just need to meet the same entry requirements as an Australian student.

As an international student, instalment plans are not available. You will be required to pay the full course fee prior to starting. You’ll also have to pay an additional $150 for express posting of your resources.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you can legally perform the practical tasks required in your country. In some countries, like the UK, it is illegal for a non-qualified person to perform some of the practical skills necessary to complete the course. Check with your local veterinary surgeons board.

If you are completing placement, you will also need to arrange your own insurance and provide evidence of this to us.