The RCVS is to launch an online quiz during October, testing veterinary nurses’ knowledge of their Guide to Professional Conduct. The 25-question anonymous quiz will be available for a period of six months.
The RCVS is to launch an online quiz during October, to test veterinary nurses’ knowledge of their Guide to Professional Conduct.
The RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses has been live for three years, and includes more than 7,600 registered veterinary nurses (RVNs). RVNs agree to keep their skills and knowledge up to date by means of continuing professional development (CPD), and to abide by the Guide to Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses.
Results from the RCVS Survey of the Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing Professions 2010 indicate that veterinary nurse respondents carry out an average of three days of CPD a year – well above the 15-hour (two-day) annual requirement for RVNs.
But how well do RVNs know their Guide to Professional Conduct?
The college will launch a quiz on the contents of the VN guide toward the middle of October (following a pilot at BVNA Congress, from October 8-10).
VNs can take part in the 25-question quiz anonymously and, on completion, there will be the opportunity to review answers and check the relevant section of the guide. It will be available on www.rcvs.org.uk/vnguidequiz for a period of six months.
RCVS head of communications Lizzie Lockett said: “It’s a great opportunity for veterinary nurses to test their knowledge and see if there are any gaps to be filled.
“When the college issued a similar quiz for vets last year, the average score was 20 out of 25. Surely VNs can do better? The challenge is on…”
Those VNs attending BVNA Congress are encouraged to visit the RCVS stand for a free brain-training game and a chance to help pilot the quiz.