University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

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Course summary

  • Make a difference with people and learn how to optimise an individuals health care in a safe, stimulating and person centred environment
  • Learn from supportive and accessible lecturers and gain real insights from people who have a learning disability and experienced professionals
  • Bring your learning to life through practice placements with partner organisations and people with a learning disability under the supervision of individuals and experienced practitioners
  • Develop and enhance excellent compassionate care and communication skills, competent clinical knowledge and courage in leadership skills to prepare you for a commitment to future professional life
If you are a caring and compassionate individual our BN (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) degree will help you become a skilled and highly sought-after graduate nurse, for people of all ages with a Learning Disability. Placing the needs of patients, carers, family’s students and learning disability nursing practice at its centre, this is a dynamic and interactive professional course. We will support you to realise your potential to become a compassionate, competent and autonomous nurse who is able to deliver and lead nursing care for those with a learning disability within an ever-changing health and social care environment. You will split your time equally between learning theory on campus and applying your knowledge during placements, practicing alongside other health professionals. You will study a range of academic core (all fields of nursing) and field specific (learning disability focused) modules based on theory and practice experiences. As you progress through the programme the content will become less generic and more specific to learning disability nursing. In Year 1, you focus on foundations in nursing knowledge and values, research skills, professionalism and accountability, and promoting Health and Wellbeing. In year 2, you look to further develop your knowledge and skills with potential modules around Values and Engagement in Learning Disability Nursing. Interventions and reasonable adjustments in accessible health care for people with a learning disability. Planning and Coordinating individual Nursing Care practice. In your final year you look at preparing for professional practice, leadership and decision making and research to promote quality of care. On successful completion of the programme you will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, which is the body that monitors and regulates the profession in the UK. As a registered nurse, you will be well prepared to work in a variety of health settings and capable of delivering and evaluating high quality nursing care. You will also be well prepared to interpret and incorporate research into your practice, work across a variety of settings in healthcare and be a future leader in nursing.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B761
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants to this course are expected to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to beginning the course at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted. Please note, the cost of the check is covered by the applicant. If you have already have a DBS check and are signed up to the Update Service we will ask you to provide the original DBS certificate after an offer has been accepted. If you have lived or travelled abroad in the past five years, we will also need you to apply for an Overseas Criminal Records check for each country in which you have spent six months or more.

Health checks

Applicants to this course will undergo an occupational health assessment to ensure that they are fit to practice. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted.

Interview

Applicants to this course are expected to attend an interview at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about the format of the interview on receipt of your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7An overall score of 7.0, including a minimum of 7.0 in writing, reading, listening and speaking is required.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Applicants to this course are expected to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to beginning the course at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted. Please note, the cost of the check is covered by the applicant (currently £38). For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Nursing (Learning Disabilities) at University of Winchester - UCAS