Linnaeus is now recruiting for its nursing referral training programme, with applications open until the end of May.

The Linnaeus Post Registration Programme (PRP) is a year-long programme designed to support its newly-qualified veterinary nurses as they enter referral practice.

As part of the PRP, participants rotate around wards, theatre and diagnostics.

They can then choose an optional rotation such as soft tissue, orthopaedics, neurology, internal medicine or dentistry.

The nurses are supported by a broad team – including PRP managers, skills supervisors and clinical mentors – and offered ring-fenced training and study time.

The launch of the PRP coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic and until the first in-person training day last month, the programme had to be delivered remotely.

Sam Thompson, one of the Post Registration Programme Managers at Linnaeus (pictured right), said: “Like the rest of the company we continued all our training programmes via Teams throughout the pandemic, but it makes a huge difference to our attendees when they can meet colleagues from other parts of the business.

"We want them to create friendships and support networks with each other." 

Niranjani Kanthagnany, an RVN at Linnaeus-owned Cave Veterinary Specialists, attended the session. She said: "The PRP training has taken me out of my comfort zone, helping me to develop my soft skills as well as my clinical knowledge. It was great to meet other nurses taking part in the programme and discuss our different experiences of working in a referral hospital.”

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