Veterinary Nurse CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for VNs

The RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses makes it very clear that all veterinary nurses are obliged to maintain and continue to develop their professional knowledge and skills. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is therefore mandatory for all registered veterinary nurses and should be seen as the continuous progression of capability and competence.

The required minimum CPD is 45 hours in any three-year period with an average of 15 hours per year. It is appreciated that most veterinary nurses will do considerably more than this.

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BVNA forthcoming CPD events

Infection Control for Practice Standards

1st September to 30th November 2017


This course aims to provide delegates with the principles of infection control to improve animal health and welfare and underpin the initiatives of ‘one health’.

Delving Deeper into Wounds

5th September 2017 to 28th February 2018

Online/BVNA HQ, Essex

The DDIW course is accredited by the national awarding organisation LANTRA and is delivered in accordance with LANTRA guidelines with recognition providing reassurance to delegates and employers alike that the education is being delivered to a high standard.

BVNA Congress 2017

6th to 8th October 2017

Telford Shropshire

Don't miss the veterinary nursing event of the year!


Excel CPD


Online Veterinary Nursing CPD Courses

When you can’t get away from your home or practice, or you choose to make the most of your time by learning online, there’s a course to suit you in our extensive range of Online Mini Series™ for veterinary nurses.

Each course provides you with 8 hours of veterinary nursing CPD with a combination of online presentations, study notes and a self-assessment quiz to release your CPD hours. Attend the live online sessions or just watch the recordings at any time, giving you complete flexibility in completing your CPD. You have full access to your course materials online for 12 months after the course – you can watch the videos as many times as you like.


Attendance Courses

Choose an attendance veterinary nursing CPD course to develop your nursing skills. Small groups with hands-on practical sessions are directly supervised by expert tutors, ensuring that you develop the nursing skills you need in a friendly and supportive environment.

Click the link below to choose your attendance course, or download and browse our current brochure.



Webinar Club for Nurses

All the CPD you need – 12 hours of live webinars each year plus extensive archives provide you with a comprehensive library of learning. Webinars are specifically designed for veterinary nurses rather than vets – we know you want your own content! Completely flexible – you can watch all of the recording whenever you like, as many ties as you like. Unbeatable value for money too. Click the link below for details of Webinar Cub for Veterinary Nurses.


Keysteps Online for Nurses

This leading video veterinary nursing CPD service allows you to complete your CPD wherever and whenever you choose. Keysteps Online gives you access to well over 100 hours of CPD in high quality video format. Each veterinary nursing CPD programme features a video, study notes and a self-assessment quiz. All of your CPD is logged automatically as you complete it – saving you the hassle of printing out certificates and writing everything down.

Members find the unlimited access and ability to learn in small chunks of time very helpful and practice managers like the full CPD logging capability which makes life easier for everyone!

Keysteps Online membership gives you special discounted rates on all attendance courses and online courses during your membership.


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