During the programme, online sessions will cover: 


  • Surgical principles 

  • Anaesthesia and analgesia for surgical patients 

  • Dealing with and preventing surgical complications 

  • Rehabilitation and wound management 

  • Common soft tissue and orthopaedic procedures and the aftercare required 

  • Care, maintenance of surgical equipment  


Easy payment options are available


Our Distance Learning Programme in Surgical Nursing has been developed to enable all veterinary nurses/technicians' access to our world-class teaching materials. 

By studying part-time, at your own pace, this programme allows you to effectively manage your work-life balance while taking essential knowledge back to practice immediately. 

    O curso inclui

    The Surgical Nursing programme is provided and taught by Improve International. Delegates wishing to obtain the NCert/VTech/VPAA award qualification will need to complete all of the eight interactive modules (provided by Improve) and pass the required assessments set out by the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS)

    Our online learning management system Moodle, provides access to course notes, discussion forums, and other study resources. 

    The programme course fees INCLUDE registration with ISVPS and all of the examination and assessment fees.

    All of our nurse modular programmes have a dedicated programme tutor,  who will support you every step of the way. You’ll also have support and guidance from module tutors who are specialists in their module subjects across 8 varied and interactive modules delivered over 8 months. (Taught sessions only)

    The course comprises of 8 modules in total with a module being delivered every month.  The module content is divided into four weeks of teaching with the aim that the learning objectives are covered in the first three weeks and delivered via nine online lessons, each of which is about 40-60 minutes long. The module is concluded with either two interactive case studies (where appropriate) or delegates writing MCQs as part of a reflective study within week four. 

    Delegates will also be provided additional study skills sessions aiding the delegate to develop their reflective skills. This will help them in their clinical assessments and revision of their learning, which can be used within their future career.

    Once you join you will be part of an international programme with participants from all over the world. Please note that the full course is taught and examined in English.


    Key Features

    • 8 varied modules 

    Covering key nursing topics in surgery delivered over 13 months (one module released every other month) 


    • Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is specialist in surgical nursing 

    The specialist in the subject area will provide online support during each module and will be available to answer all your questions 


    • Multiple learning processes 

    Presentations, written notes, interactive quizzes, multiple choice question writing and exercises which test your knowledge as you work 


    • Discussion forum 

    A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and Module Tutors 


    • Four sessions per month 

    Each module consists of four sessions spread over one month. Sessions comprise separate lessons to work through at your own pace. The fourth week of the month will provide reflective sessions and during the months when the module is not running, training in study skills and revision materials will be provided.    


    • 100% online 

    Giving you access 24/7 wherever you are using your laptop, tablet or even your mobile 


    • Regular assessments 

    Pre-module and post-module assessments encourage you to reflect on your learning and evaluate your progress 


    • Dedicated Programme Tutor 

    A dedicated Programme Tutor who will support you every step of the way 


    • Interactive and engaging modules 

    Which allow you to absorb the learning materials in an online environment 




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