The Veterinary Nurse Initiative
Where has the Veterinary Nurse Initiative been and where is it going? You'll find dvm360's comprehensive coverage of the issues here.
Way back in 2015, NAVTA kicked off National Veterinary Technician Week by announcing on its website that it had "initiated conversations with global, national, and state organizations regarding implementing the term Veterinary Nurse for the veterinary technician profession, as well as establishing a national standard for credentialing and using Registered Veterinary Nurse, or RVN, as a unified title."
We've compiled some of dvm360's coverage of the initiative below (in chronological order, with the latest articles at the top) to help keep track of what's happened since then, and we'll keep updating the list as more news, opinions and issues arise.
Banfield industry summit offers an update on the profession's efforts to change technicians' title to “registered veterinary nurse.”
Human nurses say they-and only they-have the right to use this word to describe their work.
Veterinary Nurse Initiative aims to streamline, unify professional designation.
Many practices are finding it difficult to hire-and keep-credentialed veterinary technicians. Learn why are there so few of these elusive creatures and what can we do to help them flourish.
Get an über-tech's take on the national credential initiative, career development in the veterinary field and what it's like to spend childhood as a hopeful mechanical robot hero.
Group hopes to have “registered veterinary nurse” credential adopted in three states by July 2018.
Veterinary Nurse Initiative Coalition will pursue legislative amendments in all 50 states.
Have YOU ever had to explain your job title to an Uber driver? Ken Yagi has, and part of the reason he's in favor of the title change to registered veterinary nurse.
Don't be embarrassed if you don't understand (or haven't kept up with) NAVTA's national credential initiative. Here's a quick breakdown of what it is-and what it means for veterinary technicians (and the profession). Bonus: No test at the end!
Ken Yagi, BS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), hits the pavement at CVC in Kansas City to find out what pet owners really think when they hear the words "veterinary technician" and "veterinary nurse."
Data from the 2016 Firstline Career Path Study shows a clear preference for a term. Can you guess which one?
The public will understand this title more easily, with less explanation needed.
NAVTA calls for term change to veterinary nurse in a special announcement to kick off National Veterinary Technician Week.