You’re compassionate, patient and want to make a difference in the lives of others. Our learning disabilities nursing course is designed to give you the professional qualifications and skills to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and become a learning disabilities nurse. This nursing degree will enable you to hit the ground running to work as a learning disabilities nurse in a variety of settings including community nursing teams, hospice care, specialist behaviour teams, children's wards and many more. Course Overview On the BSc Learning Disabilities Nursing degree, you will spend your time divided between theoretical learning and practical placements – working with highly experienced professionals and in direct contact with people with a learning disability. You will boost your skills and confidence, learning how to improve and maintain the physical and mental health of people with learning disabilities. You will be allocated six placements over the course, plus an enrichment placement you will arrange yourself (potentially working abroad). Our experienced academic staff will develop your independent thinking and problem-solving skills using clinical labs, mock hospital wards, lectures, guest speakers, workshops and simulations. All of which will be supported by a wide variety of online learning opportunities. CPD and postgraduate courses after graduation will help you take the next step in your career. On this course you will...
- Prepare to become a learning disabilities nurse who works with people across the lifespan from new families, children and young people, to older adults who require support.
- Have the opportunity to make a profound impact on someone's life by providing nursing care and support to someone who needs it most.
- Experience something new every day. You can live your best life by helping others live theirs.
- Be able to work in a wide variety of settings following graduation. The opportunities are endless, allowing you to have a career where you are always motivated and inspired to go to work.
- Learn to become an advocate for people with learning disabilities. You can make sure that a person's voice is heard, their human rights are protected and discrimination does not occur.
- Applied Biological Sciences for Health
- Professional Practice and Accountability
- Developing Evidence-Based Practice
- Introduction to Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Part 1a Practice Assessment
- Concepts of Health and Social Policy
- Introduction to Learning Disabilities Nursing
- Part 1 Practice Assessment
- Pharmacology and Medicine Therapeutics
- Living with Long Term Conditions Across the Lifespan
- Learning from the Lived Experience
- Communication and Relationship Management in a Therapeutic Context
- Part 2a Practice Assessment
- Recognition and Assessment of Physical & Mental Health of Clients with Learning Disabilities
- Values-Based Contemporary Learning Disability Nursing
- Part 2 Practice Assessment
- Clinical Decision Making and Complex Care
- Contemporary Issues and Change Management in Professional Practice
- Public Health
- Part 3a Practice Assessment
- Leading and Managing Health and Social Care
- Consolidating Awareness of Learning Disability Nursing
- Part 3 Practice Assessment
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, Adult Literacy level 2 and Adult Numeracy level 2 are also accepted.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|