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New School Ambassador Scheme launched to inspire the next generation of veterinary nurses

The VN Futures has launched its VN Futures School Ambassadors Scheme, an initiative that aims to inspire children to choose a career in veterinary nursing and raise awareness of the veterinary nurse role. The VN Futures School Ambassadors Scheme [...]

2022-05-12T15:04:44+01:005 May 2022|News|0 Comments
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RCVS Leadership Library launches two new topics to help the professions develop leadership and Quality Improvement skills

The RCVS Leadership Library, the College’s online, free-to-use educational hub, has launched two new leadership topics, which feature resources such as videos, podcasts, guides and blogs. The two new topics are called, Leading and working in a team and [...]

2022-04-08T09:49:54+01:008 April 2022|News|Comments Off on RCVS Leadership Library launches two new topics to help the professions develop leadership and Quality Improvement skills
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MMI launches a suite of new, free training opportunities for the veterinary professions

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Mind Matters Initiative has launched a new suite of free training opportunities for the veterinary team based around feedback received from the professions in recent consultations and surveys, and the initiative’s strategic aims. [...]

2022-03-30T14:47:07+01:0030 March 2022|News|0 Comments
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VN Futures launch VN focused diversity group

The recently formed VN Futures Diversity, Inclusion and Widening Participation Working Group (DIWP) held their inaugural meeting on 9 November 2021. The aim of the group’s work is to actively address diversity and inclusivity, specifically within the veterinary nursing profession, and consider the support needed by those from diverse backgrounds [...]

2021-11-26T16:24:07+00:0026 November 2021|News|Comments Off on VN Futures launch VN focused diversity group
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VN Futures five year interim report released

The VN Futures project has today (29 September) launched its interim report giving a review of the achievements of the project from the last five years, a summary of the initiatives that have been launched as part of the project [...]

2021-09-29T16:19:19+01:0029 September 2021|News|Comments Off on VN Futures five year interim report released
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VN Futures Board Meeting July 2021

This month’s board meeting was chaired by Jo Oakden as BVNA President. Others present were Belinda Andrews-Jones from RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council; Jill Macdonald, VN Futures Project Manager; Julie Dugmore, RCVS Director of Veterinary Nursing; and Nikki Ruedisueli, BVNA’s [...]

2021-08-03T17:12:25+01:003 August 2021|News|Comments Off on VN Futures Board Meeting July 2021
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BVNA campaign to raise awareness about chronic illness and conditions among VNs

The BVNA launches the Chronic Illness Campaign (CIC) on 1st August.  Driven by Alex Taylor, Junior Vice President of BVNA, this campaign aims to create a better working environment for, and a better understanding of the challenges faced by, [...]

2021-08-03T15:29:54+01:002 August 2021|News|Comments Off on BVNA campaign to raise awareness about chronic illness and conditions among VNs
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Student and newly-qualified VNs invited to complete survey to inform future mental health support projects

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) has launched a new survey to help inform its future work with the veterinary nursing profession. The survey is specifically aimed at student and newly-qualified (in the last two years) veterinary nurses, as [...]

2021-06-25T17:58:49+01:0025 June 2021|News|Comments Off on Student and newly-qualified VNs invited to complete survey to inform future mental health support projects
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VN Futures Board Meeting April 2021

The VN Futures Board Members present at the meeting were: Jo Oakden, BVNA President and Board Chair; Alex Taylor, BVNA Junior Vice-President; Nikki Ruedisueli, BVNA’s Head of Leadership & Development; Jill Macdonald, RCVS VN Futures Project Manager; Belinda Andrews-Jones, Vice-Chair [...]

2021-08-04T10:05:10+01:0025 June 2021|News|Comments Off on VN Futures Board Meeting April 2021
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RCVS Council approves pathway for RVNs to become PSS Assessors

At the January meeting of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council, members approved a pathway for registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) to become Assessors for the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) and also approved a new Equine Emergency Services [...]

2021-08-03T15:33:15+01:0028 January 2021|News|Comments Off on RCVS Council approves pathway for RVNs to become PSS Assessors
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