Nurses Course

Nursing Anaesthesia

ISVPS Nurses Certificate/Veterinary Paraprofessional Certificate (NCert/VPPCert)

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June 2023 - January 2024

Learn at your own pace, wherever you are, with our Nursing Anaesthesia online learning programme

Our Nursing Anaesthesia online learning programme has been developed to enable all veterinary nurses/ technicians and veterinary paraprofessionals 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.

During the programme, online sessions will cover:

  • The latest anaesthetic and monitoring equipment
  • The selection of key anaesthetic and analgesic agents
  • Techniques for safe anaesthesia
  • Effective analgesia in dogs, cats, equines and exotics

You’ll have support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is a specialist in veterinary anaesthesia across 8 varied and interactive modules delivered over 8 months.

Additional sessions allow you to develop your reflective skills and enable time for consolidation and revision of your learning.

Once you join you will be part of an international programme with participants from all over the world.

What you'll learn:

8 varied modules

Covering key nursing topics in anaesthesia delivered over 8 months (one module released every other month) 

Support and guidance from a Module Tutor who is a specialist in anaesthesia

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

Interactive and engaging modules

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

100% online

Giving you access 24/7 wherever you are

Regular assessments

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

Dedicated Programme Coordinator

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

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

Programme Details:

Module Summary
  1. The Anaesthetic Machine and Monitoring Equipment
  2. Pre-anaesthetic Assessment and Pre-medication. Intravenous and Inhalant Anaesthetics
  3. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Accidents and Emergencies
  4. Fluid Therapy in the Perioperative Period. Nutrition in Critical Care
  5. Anaesthesia of Equine and Exotics Species
  6. Analgesia and Pain Assessment
  7. Anaesthetic Considerations for Specific Conditions I
  8. Anaesthetic Considerations for Specific Conditions II

Please note the module order may be subject to change

Venue: Online
Date: June 2023 - January 2024

NCert/VTCert/VPPCert in Nursing Anaesthesia

June 2023 - January 2024
8 Modules
8 Online sessions
NCert/VTCert/VPPCert in Nursing Anaesthesia



This course is accredited by ISVPS and allows you to achieve a Nurses Certificate/Veterinary Paraprofessional Certificate


Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists