Registered veterinary nurses wanting to purchase the new RVN badge from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons at the introductory rate of £15 only have until January 31 to place their order.
Registered Veterinary Nurses wishing to purchase the new RVN badge from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) for the introductory price of £15 only have until January 31, 2012, to place their order.
The new badge was launched by the RCVS in October 2011 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of veterinary nurse training, and those qualifying since July 4, 2011, have been presented with this badge free of charge.
RVNs who qualified previously may purchase the new badge for £15 (to cover the cost of the badge and engraving it with the RVN’s individual number) until January 31. However, badges ordered after this date can be purchased for the usual “badge replacement rate” of £43.
The design of the new badge is similar to the previous version, but incorporates the word ‘registered’, highlighting the fact that RVNs, while qualified to the same level as their listed colleagues, agree to account for their professional practice and keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
RVNs are registered in the non-statutory RCVS Register of Veterinary Nurses, abide by a code of professional conduct, and commit to continuing professional development. They can also now be taken to task via a disciplinary system.
- Although there is no obligation for RVNs to purchase the badge, the RCVS hopes that many will choose to do so to mark the step forward made by their profession.