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Nominations open for BVNA Council elections
Important attributes for candidates are a strong commitment to promoting the ideals of the BVNA as well as the veterinary nursing profession in general.'
Full and student members invited to apply 

Nominations for the 2019/2020 BVNA Council elections are now open.

This year the BVNA is calling on both full and student members to stand for election.

The BVNA writes: ‘This year we have three full member (RVN) seats and two student member seats available on BVNA Council so if you are passionate about our profession and would like to make a difference nominate yourself and join us as the voice for veterinary nurses.’

To be eligible for election as a BVNA Council Member, nominees must be a full (RVN) member, be resident in the United Kingdom and be nominated to the position of Council Member be a Full Member.

BVNA Council Members must also have their nomination seconded by another Full Member (RVN).

Student Council Member nominees must be enrolled and undertaking an FE or HE in veterinary nursing and have no less than six months left in education at the time of being ratified as a Council Member.

HE students should have confirmation of support from their college tutor while FE vocational students must have a confirmation of support from their clinical coach.

‘Important attributes for candidates are a strong commitment to promoting the ideals of the BVNA as well as the veterinary nursing profession in general and a willingness to devote time and effort to representing their fellow members,’ the BVNA said.

For more information about the elections and to submit a nomination click here

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RCVS carries out annual VN CPD audit

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 The RCVS is carrying out its annual veterinary nurse CPD audit and has sent out requests for the CPD records of more than 1,100 nurses this week.

Under the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct, nurses are required to carry out at least 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three-year period. This year, 1,130 nurses have been asked to share their records from 2016-2018 to show that they have complied with the requirements.

Earlier this year, the VN Council decided to expedite the referral process for nurses who have not complied with the CPD requirement for three or more years. In such cases nurses will have their records sent to the CPD Referral Group. 

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Visit the Kew Gardens website for more information or email ethnovet@kew.org to share data.