Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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  Keith Hayes
At a minimum get your Leaving Cert, that’s required anyway. But don’t sell yourself short aim for a third level college qualification, something like a science degree. It may not have obvious benefits now but the career is changing direction so fast it could stand to you big time.

Take your time in applying I joined the service when I was 25 yrs old and looking back I think around that age is the right time. When you consider some of the calls we attend and things we may need to deal with, joining at 17 or 18 after the Leaving Cert with little or no life experiences may turn you off because it is very demanding physically, mentally and emotionally.
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Course Code:
DN310
Title:
Veterinary Nursing
College:
UCD (NUI)
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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This course is designed to train veterinary nurses to the highest standards to work professionally as part of a veterinary team and also within to work with allied sectors such as pharmaceutical industry.



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Careers in the highly skilled role of veterinary nursing in the practice environment, opportunities for qualified veterinary nurses extend into a number of related fields of animal nutrition, insurance and pharmaceuticals frequently source veterinary nurses as employees.

 

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2013 Points

460

Change from 2012: 

-10

History:

2012 - 470
2011 - 445
2010 - 430
2009 - 420
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Essential Module Requirements:

Pass in the following modules:

  • C20153 or 5N0750
  • B20145 or 5N1952 or B20032 or 5N1358


Distinctions in a minimum of five modules which must include distinctions in the following modules:

  • C20006 or 5N2746
  • C20139 or 5N1833


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