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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Nursing (Learning Disabilities) (R39-LD)

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Course summary

Learning Disabilities is one of several specialist fields of practice available in our BSc (Honours) Nursing (R39). If you want to become a registered nurse within this field, and are already working in a healthcare role, this unique practice-based qualification is for you. You'll be able to stay in work while you study – provided you have the support of your employer and suitable practice can be agreed. Successful completion of your degree through this route will result in your eligibility to apply for registration as a qualified nurse (learning disabilities) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Key features of the course

  • Delivers a balance of theory and practice through practice-based and distance learning.
  • Develops effective evidence-based nursing practice and underpinning knowledge in an inter-professional and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Confers eligibility to enter the NMC professional register on successful attainment of the degree.
  • Allows you to continue to work part time for your employer whilst studying to become a nurse.

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. Throughout the compulsory modules you'll have opportunity to advance your core learning across all four fields of practice – Adult, Children and Young People, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health – and examine learning from your field of practice. For Stage 1 you'll study two 60-credit modules; one practice-focused and one that builds your theoretical knowledge of nursing. At Stage 2 you’ll study a second practice-based nursing module alongside a second theory module. Finally, at Stage 3, you’ll study a third module developing your nursing theory, and a final practice-based module where you will choose your specialist field of Learning Disabilities.


How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.open.ac.uk/courses/nursing-healthcare/degrees/bsc-nursing-r39#entry-requirements


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Fees and funding

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Nursing (Learning Disabilities) (R39-LD) at Open University - UCAS