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Register of Veterinary Nurses

Register of Veterinary Nurses

 
List/Register for 2017

Following are the 2017 List/Registers representing those who have completed all requirements for entry.
 

 

Joining the Voluntary List/Register

Currently, all new and prospective entrants to the NZ Register/List must have a veterinary nursing related qualification approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Recognition of overseas qualifications to ensure they meet minimum standards in New Zealand can be completed through Capable NZ http://capable.nz/ .

It is envisaged that a reciprocal agreement between international registers may be possible at some stage in the future, but that is still some time away and depends on establishment of criteria to ensure overseas applicants are fit to practice in New Zealand.

Standards for entry to the NZ Register:
 

  • Holding a valid veterinary nursing based qualification (recognised by NZQA) that is a minimum of 2-years full time equivalent (e.g. NZDVN).
  • Completion of 20 hours of approved continuing education, per year.
  • Completion of 40 hours in clinical or academic veterinary nursing related practice per year.

Standards for entry to the NZ List:

  • Holding a valid veterinary nursing based qualification (recognised by NZQA) that is less than two years full time equivalent (e.g. NZCAT VNA or NZCAT RAT).
  • Completion of 20 hours of approved continuing education, per year.
  • Completion of 40 hours in clinical or academic veterinary nursing related practice per year.

Staying current on the NZ Register or List:

  • Annual completion of 20 hours continuing education,
  • Annual completion of 40 hours clinical or academic veterinary nursing practice.
  • Adhering to a minimum standard of conduct under the law.
Fees for Registration

There is currently no additional fee required for registration if the applicant is already a member of the NZVNA. If the applicant does not wish to become a member of the NZVNA, logging of CPD hours and verification of clinical hours will incur an administrative fee of $70.

In the future, a fee for registration will be imposed to help fund the immense costs involved in establishing standards and procedures that support self-regulation of allied veterinary professionals in New Zealand. It is envisaged that a fee will be imposed from January 2018, the exact amount to be announced later in 2017.

 

key Member Benefits
  • NZVNA Journal
  • HR and OSH advice
  • Reduced Conference fees
  • SciQuest Veterinary Nursing Library
 
About us

The NZVNA strives to protect, promote and provide the highest standards of veterinary nursing care.

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