Nursing at the University of Wolverhampton provides exciting, challenging opportunities to work with people, providing care across a range of diverse health and social care settings. It is a demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and as part of a team. The BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to people with learning disabilities and if successful register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to practice as a Learning Disability Nurse in a variety of health and social care settings. This is a professional vocational award that carefully integrates theory and practice with 50% of the programme delivered in practice and 50% within the University. It is designed from a person-centred, practice focused perspective to equip you with the increasingly complex practice skills required by today’s healthcare profession. We prepare you to practice in the 21st century by developing your skills in therapeutic communication and your understanding of the uniqueness of individuals. The course aims to provide a professional award that will provide students’ with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to enable people with Learning Disabilities to achieve their full potential. When you successfully complete the BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course you will be able to register with the nursing governing body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This allows you to use the title ‘Registered Nurse’ (RN). Studying the BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course enables you to experience: Excellent opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning across all nursing pathways and with midwifery, social work and social care students. Excellent placement opportunities across a range of health, education, day services and social care settings Opportunities to contribute to national and regional Learning Disability conferences Opportunities to publish in national learning disability journals Opportunities to participate in national and regional research projects International placement opportunities such as Spain, Finland, Norway You are currently entitled to a NHS means tested bursary and your course fees are currently paid by the NHS Who will teach you on this course? All of the staff that teach you on this course are Registered Nurses. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, which draws on a wealth of experience. The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures As a Registered Nurse you will: Meet the NMC Standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing education. Provide nursing care that is safe, effective and ethical and assume full responsibility and accountability for your own practice as a Nurse registered on the NMC register within the legal framework of the country in which you are employed. Reflect upon and critically evaluate evidence to reach sound nursing judgements and exercise effective decision making in complex situations within the learning disability sphere of practice. Critically examine the impact of political, professional and social contexts on your provision of person centred learning disability nursing care within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Effectively apply your learning to identify, manage and lead enterprising innovations and service improvements in learning disability practice. Demonstrate competence in the use of advanced technologies to quality assure and enhance your learning disability nursing practice and maintain your life-long learning.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Provide evidence of GCSEs at grade C+ /4 in an English-based subject and Maths or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Key Skills Level 2/ Learn Direct Level 2/ Functional Skills Level 2). Not met the entry for this course? Did you know you could study Nursing within 4 years? Why not discover more information about our new Foundation Year courses and what you need to get onto them. Please visit Foundation Year Courses to find out more about what opportunities we have for you. Have you also considered other careers in Health? Did you know we also offer - Coming soon our self-funded apprenticeship - Degrees in Public Health, Social Care and Health Studies - Podiatry Please visit the Institute of Health for more information Evidence of digital literacy and technological literacy capability will be determined by successful completion of your application If you have other qualifications please contact the University of Wolverhampton for further advice before applying. Applicants will also be required to provide satisfactory personal statement and reference (academic or employer). During the Nursing course you will be required to attend placements, when you are asked for your choice of placement area we will endeavour to meet your request however we must emphasise that this cannot be guaranteed and therefore you must ensure you are able to travel to the final placement area you are allocated. If you wish to apply for 2nd year entry onto our BNurs courses, please contact Health Professions Enquiries for further advice before applying. Previous Study Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education This course is not available to international students who are living overseas. Applicants who are classed as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes will still be considered as long as their country of domicile is the United Kingdom. Please note than an offer of a place at the University does not guarantee eligibility for student funding. To confirm that you meet the residency criteria go to www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies or telephone SFE on 0300 100 0607.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Those meeting the entry requirements may be shortlisted for interview and will be subsequently required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
Successful applicants will be required to meet Occupational Health requirements
Values-based selection process
Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check: Due to the professional nature of this course you are also required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should you accept an offer with us. There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured a Conditional offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton.
English language requirements
As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. http://wlv.ac.uk/english We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.
English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants
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Fees and funding
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