Program Courses

This program requires selective admission. All courses in a term must be successfully completed before courses in a subsequent term may be taken.

  • Prerequisites total 22-26 credit hours. 
  • Program specific courses total 60 credit hours. 
  • Total required for graduation is 82 credit hours. 
  • All Veterinary Nursing prerequisite and program specific courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better to meet graduation requirements.

Year 1

COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
FIRST TERM - SUMMER - Prerequisites 
EN176English Composition I3
CH176
 
CH177
Fundamentals of Chemistry w/Lab
OR
Chemistry I w/ Lab
4-5
 Total7-8
   
SECOND TERM - FALL
 
BI177

BI179
Biology I w/Lab
OR
Biology II w/Lab
4-5
 Social/ Behavioral Science Elective3
AG149Principles of Animal Science3
SP101
 
SP106
 
SP176
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
OR
Interpersonal Communication
OR
Public Speaking
3
VN126

AL102
Veterinary Medical Terminology
OR
Medical Terminology
1

1-3
VN115Introduction to Veterinary Nursing1
 Total15-18
   
THIRD TERM - SPRING 
MA109Math for Veterinary Nurses2
VN119Breeds of Domestic Animals1
VN120Animal Facility Management I1
VN121Medical Records and Veterinary Office Skills1
VN130Veterinary Clinical Procedures2
VN131Veterinary Clinical Procedures Lab3
VN140Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals3
VN141Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic. Animals Lab1
VN145Veterinary Clinical Pathology I1
VN146Veterinary Clinical Pathology I Lab2
VN150Veterinary Nursing Pharmacology I1
 Total18
  

Year 2

COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
FOURTH TERM - SUMMER 
VN167Cooperative Ed. Experience I3
VN267Cooperative Ed. Experience II3
 Total6
   
FIFTH TERM - FALL
 
VN230Large Animal Medicine and Surgery1
VN236Princ. of Anesthesiology and Radiology4
VN237Prin. of Anesthesiology. and Radiology Lab2
VN240Veterinary Clinical Pathology II2
VN241Veterinary Clinical Pathology II Lab2
VN268Lab. Animal and Exotic Animal Medicine2
VN246Lab. Animal and Exotic Animal Medicine Lab1
VN250Animal Facility Management II1
VN260Large Animal Nursing1
VN277Veterinary Nursing Microbiology2
VN286Veterinary Nursing Microbiology Lab0
 Total18
   
SIXTH TERM - SPRING 
VN123Basic Nutrition of Domestic Animals1
VN151VN Pharmacology II3
VN210Vet Tech National Exam Preparation1
VN265Animal Facility Management III1
VN275Vet. Surg. Nursing and Clinical Skills4
VN276Vet. Surg. Nursing and Clinical Skills Lab2
VN280Veterinary Clinical Pathology III2
VN281Veterinary Clinical Pathology III Lab2
VN289Common Animal Diseases2
 Total18

   

ELECTIVE COURSES
VN108Obedience Training 1
VN152Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Nurses1
 VN261Advanced Large Animal Nursing1
VN262Advanced Large Animal Nursing1