The Veterinary Nursing program is a science-based veterinary nursing program. We offer three degree options: Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing, Associate in Applied Science, and Bachelor of Science completion for graduates from AVMA accredited veterinary nursing programs wishing to complete a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing.
This unique program combines one four-year curriculum with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) and Bachelor of Science (BSVN) options. Students wanting only the Associate degree, or who have previously completed the general education college courses found in Year One of the bachelor’s degree, begin in the clinical portion, or Year Two, of the program.
This program is designed for those students who have a degree in another major and wish to complete the AAS so they are eligible to practice as credentialed veterinary technicians.
The Bachelor’s (BSVN) Completion Program builds upon college credits and the associate degree equivalents earned during the AAS or AS Veterinary Nurse degree. This program is designed to enable graduates of accredited associate degree Veterinary Nurse programs to become veterinary nurses by earning a bachelor’s degree.
This handbook is a resource for veterinary nursing program directors and includes a list of the essential skills required by the AVMA for a student to successfully complete an accredited Veterinary Nursing/Technology program. It also includes sample forms and criteria for the completion of each skill.