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About this module:
We all have lots of ideas about how we can develop those areas where nurse consultations can have a vital input to preventative healthcare - and creating bonded clients, improving client compliance, and providing nurse job satisfaction - but it's just getting started that's the difficult bit!
This module will help put together a strategy for planning, implementing, marketing and developing the nurse clinics aspect of your practice. Whether you do nurse clinics already, or haven't yet got underway - this module will be a vital step in moving forward.
Areas covered include:
- Ideas and opportunities for nurse clinics in your practice.
- Looking at the pros and potential pitfalls to running clinics in your practice
- Clarifying the nurse's role, plus identifying and discussing areas which may cause difficulties.
- Develop a simple yet effective marketing plan to highlight your new service -from raising client awareness in the waiting room to support materials
- To charge or not to charge? Why and how to apply a pricing structure to your nurse appointments.
- Monitoring and development - examine successes and failures, and use these to develop your clinics in the future.
- Create a clear practice plan with, and for, the whole team.
By the end of this module, successful canidates will be able to:
- Appreciate the role of the Vet Nurse in clinics, develop ideas for expansion, and understand limitations
- Devise a simple yet effective marketing plan for clinics in own practice
- Construct a basic monitoring and development plan to lead the practice team forward, and to continue to improve and refine nurse clinics at own practice
DURATION - 6 weeks/15 hours study time (flexible) | Cover your year's worth of CPD in one course
Jill Macdonald DipAVN(surg) RVN FHEA
Jill spent 12 years in practice as a head nurse and clinical coach, before moving onto the University of Liverpool to set up online post-grad modules. She's also completed a locum position teaching communication and professional skills at Ross University in the Caribbean, and is an associate teaching fellow at Surrey Vet School. She still locums in practice, is a past BVNA council member, an editorial board member for VNJ, and a regular contributor to the vet press.
She has a very strong interest in the setup and profitable running of nurse clinics, and has a lot of expertise and experience in this area that she is keen to share!