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RCVS Day One Competences, Skills and Professional Behaviours for Veterinary Nurses: Introduction

What are day one requirements?

The RCVS Day One Competences, Skills and Professional Behaviours for
Veterinary Nurses are the minimum essential requirements that all student
veterinary nurses are expected to have met in order to join the RCVS Register
of Veterinary Nurses.

The requirements incorporate knowledge, skills and behaviours and ensure
veterinary nurses are safe and competent to practise on day one, as follows:

  1. Day One Competences: the minimum essential competences we expect
    all student veterinary nurses to have met when they register.
  2. Day One Skills Lists (small animal): the essential clinical skills, that
    veterinary nurses are expected to possess upon entering small animal
    clinical practice.
  3. Day One Skills Lists (equine): the essential clinical skills, that veterinary
    nurses are expected to possess upon entering equine clinical practice.
  4. Professional behaviours and attributes: the behaviours newly-qualified
    veterinary nurses are expected to demonstrate upon entering the profession.