Hear it from one of our PRP nurses

Hear it from one of our PRP nurses

About our PRP programme

About our PRP programme

In addition to the clinical experience and training you'll receive, you are also required to attend five professional Development Days (PDDs) that will enhance your career growth. These days will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding team dynamics
  • Communication training
  • Quality Improvement (QI) Skills
  • Human Factors and Patient Safety
  • Support in creating CPD and training activities
  • Career progression
  • Professional resilience
  • Clinical skills, such as CPR

By attending these sessions, you'll gain valuable skills that will take your nursing career to the next level.

Apply for our next intake today!


Explore the map below to learn more about our referral centres running the programme this year (subject to availability).


Linnaeus offers a comprehensive package to all its employees, including a competitive starting salary,  generous allocation of annual leave, and an employee assistance programme.

In addition, you'll have access to our employee benefits package, providing you with the support you need to succeed. A generous CPD budget and extra days to complete CPD are also available.

Our goal is for our newly qualified nurses to become fully integrated referral team members who can confidently perform all referral nursing tasks, contribute to QI initiatives, and support the delivery of CPD and training activities. By the end of the programme, we aim to equip them with the expertise to support new nurses joining the business.

To learn more about our programme, download our Post Registration Programme Booklet today.


Sophie Venables RVN BSc (Hons)

Lead Post Registration Programme Manager

Throughout Sophie's career, she has worked as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in several clinical settings, including primary care, charity, and referral hospitals.

Her passion for education and the development of veterinary nurses has always been at the forefront of her roles. In January 2020, Sophie joined Linnaeus as the Veterinary Nursing Post Registration Programme Manager, where she played a vital role in the development and implementation of the Post Registration Programme.

Sophie has a soft spot for goats, owls, and walking her two dogs (when they're well-behaved). She's also a fan of cold-water swimming!

Cath Dean RVN BSc (Hons)

Post Registration Programme Manager

With a background in referral nursing, Cath has brought invaluable expertise to the PRP team as our Post Registration Programme Manager since September 2020.

She is devoted to helping newly qualified nurses begin their journey in referral practices. One of her favourite aspects of her job is getting to know PRP nurses personally and observing their growth over time.

When she's not busy at work, Cath can be found exploring the outdoors with her husband, young child, and beloved husky. She also loves escaping to the seaside whenever possible!

Alison Mann BSc(Hons), DipAVN (SA), AFHEA, RVN

alison mannPost Registration Programme and Professional Development Manager

Alison joined Linnaeus Central Support as the Professional Development Manager in June 2021. Her passion for supporting Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) throughout their careers led her to take on the Post Registration Programme Manager role in April 2023.

Alison believes in using evidence-based veterinary medicine to guide clinical decision-making and encourages RVNs to pursue accomplishments such as publishing articles, conducting clinical audits, and producing CPD.

In her free time, she enjoys staying active and caring for her lovely Labrador, six chickens, and three guinea pigs.


To learn more about this exciting opportunity or for a confidential conversation, please email our PRP Managers at [email protected].

Submit your application here