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RCVS Academy – an update 

Jennifer Ayers RVN - RCVS Academy Manager

Jennifer Ayers RCVS Academy ManagerWith autumn days drawing in, you may be on the lookout for some new CPD to complete from the comfort of your own home or workplace. The RCVS Academy has been busy launching some brand new courses, including ‘Wildlife’, ‘Strays’ and ‘Nurse Return’, along with new interactive content for our ‘Clinical Supervisor’ course. 

Wildlife and Strays 

'Wildlife' and 'Strays' are 15-minute, scenario-based courses to support veterinary professionals handling wildlife and stray cases presented in practice. Developed with the RCVS Standards and Advice team, the course guides you through practical examples, based on real-life calls that the team have received regarding wildlife and stray animals.  

Clinical Supervisor - new modules! 

In response to feedback, our 'Clinical Supervisor' course now includes an interactive section on Day One Skills in practice, including real-life in-practice videos, interactive activities, and a range of simulations that can be used with veterinary nurse students.  The new section covers both small animal and equine Day One Skills, enabling supervisors to support students in developing these skills effectively and confidently.  

BVNA Congress – Nurse Return 

RCVS Academy Manager, Jen Ayers attended BVNA congress this month which was a great opportunity to meet students and RVNs to hear about the topics that would best support our professions and how we can further develop the Academy in the future.  

Jen also took the opportunity to let RVNs know about our new 'Nurse Return' course, which offers support and guidance to veterinary nurses returning to clinical practice after a break.  

Jill Macdonald, RCVS VN Futures Project Manager said: "I’m delighted that we can offer this course to nurses returning to practice, whether they need to complete their Period of Supervised Practice, or just want extra guidance when returning to clinical work. Topics are designed to help nurses stay up to date with their professional responsibilities, plus many additional topics, such as practice culture, communication, reflective practice and lifelong learning."

Accessing the Academy 

The winter months and the start of 2024 are already looking busy, with more courses in the pipeline. We are working continuously with our colleagues in different departments to design and develop new and relevant topics to support veterinary professionals.  

If you haven’t visited us yet and would like to explore our courses, simply access the Academy using your My Account details. If you have any questions about the Academy, please contact us by emailing [email protected]

Published on 27 October 2023

Tags: Lifelong learning