Veterinary Nurse Education Committee

The Veterinary Nurse Education Committee considers reports of visitors to Awarding Organisations and Higher Education Institutions, their delivery sites and training practices and makes recommendations to VN Council on recognition of veterinary nurse licence to practise qualification accreditations. (View full terms of reference)

 

Members

  • Susan Howarth RVN (VN Council RVN)
  • Professor Susan Proctor (VN Council lay member)
  • Donna Cotton (Employer)
  • Julia Cox RVN (Employer)
  • Professor Elizabeth Mossop MRCVS (Independent educationalist)
  • Sarah Holman RVN (Further Education provider)
  • Sarah Parkhouse RVN (Further Education provider)
  • Sarah Reynolds-Golding RVN (Higher Education provider)
  • Hannah Durling RVN (Student representative - HE sector)

Vacancy - student representative FE sector

  

Secretary

Annette Amato  (T 020 7202 0713, E a.amato@rcvs.org.uk)

 

Full terms of reference

Purpose

1. The Veterinary Nurse Education Committee shall undertake the following functions:

  • Consider reports of visitors (including follow-up reports) to Awarding Organisations and Higher Education Institutions, their delivery sites and training practices and make recommendations to VN Council on recognition of veterinary nurse licence to practise qualification accreditations
  • Consider annual monitoring reports from Awarding Organisations and Higher Education Institutions and, where appropriate, their centres in relation to licence to practise qualification accreditation
  • Consider and make recommendations to VN Council on the appointment of RCVS visitors and observers
  • Keep RCVS visitation/accreditation criteria under review and in line with any relevant international standards and to consider annual statistical returns
  • Oversee the work of the pre-registration examination sub-committee and ensure the standards for entry onto the RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses by this route is compliant with relevant directives
  • Oversee provision of the electronic student experience log and professional development record and their periodic review
  • Consider reports of visitors (including follow-up reports) to Higher Education Institutions, their delivery sites and professional placement facilities and make recommendations to VN Council on recognition of veterinary nursing post registration qualification accreditation
  • Consider annual monitoring reports from Higher Education Institutions in relation to post registration qualification accreditation

Relationships and Accountability

2. The Veterinary Nurse Education Committee (the Committee) shall report to the Veterinary Nurses Council, on all matters concerning veterinary nursing education policy and the development, accreditation, assessment and quality monitoring of professional qualifications for veterinary nurses.

3. The Committee shall provide reports to the Veterinary Nurses Council.

Membership

4. The Committee shall represent major stakeholders in veterinary nurse continuing education and shall be appointed by the Veterinary Nurses Council. Membership shall therefore include:

  • One RVN from VN Council
  • One lay member from VN Council
  • Two employers (one small independent employer and one large practice employer)
  • One independent educationalist
  • Two further education veterinary nursing providers
  • One higher education veterinary nursing provider
  • Two students (representing FE and HE sectors)

5. Members of the Committee shall not normally represent more than one interest.

6. The Committee shall meet on a minimum of four occasions annually.

7. The quorum for a meeting of the Committee shall be not less than six members personally present, or able to take part through live teleconference.

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