This new blended learning course has been designed for self-motivated applicants with an undergraduate degree and healthcare experience, who are looking for a 2 year flexible route, resulting in eligibility to register as a Learning Disabilities Nurse, with the NMC. The innovative approach to delivery means the majority of the theory element of the course will be delivered online, using a variety of virtual and blended learning strategies. As such its important you have access to your own IT equipment (laptop or desktop and reliable internet connection) and have a good level of IT proficiency. Don’t worry you will be fully supported to engage with the learning platforms, via a 2 week IT support package (mandatory), which you will undertake prior to starting the course. Whilst there is a lot of freedom to undertake the learning at a time that suits your needs, you will be expected to login on-line for up to 4 hrs, on two separate occasions each week (during theory blocks), at a set time, to engage with synchronous learning with your cohort. You will also be expected to attend campus for 40hrs a year (not consecutive), to engage in face to face simulation and mandatory training, which it is not possible for us to deliver on-line. Practice placements will take place in the clinical environment with our local NHS and Private, Voluntary and Independent partners in North West London/Reading and Berkshire, supported by practice-orientated simulation activities. You will be able to negotiate to some extent when you undertake these hours, within a specified block of time. However, you will be expected to work the shift pattern adopted by your placement area i.e. 12hr days, 7.5hr days etc. There will be a requirement to work days, nights, weekends and bank holidays during your course to ensure you experience care giving, during the whole 24hr period. Whilst this is a 2 year full time course, this creative, flexible delivery model enables you to more easily balance your studies with other personal commitments. Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website. As a successful graduate you will be eligible to register with the NMC, as a learning disabilities nurse. Many of the graduates find work with local NHS Trusts or healthcare organisations. Alternatively, you could continue your studies at UWL. This will help you to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills in a specialist area. CNMH offers the following academic progression opportunities: • Development of specialist knowledge and skills post registration via our CPD offer (stand-alone credit and non-credit bearing modules and courses) • Further academic development and progression via our PhD/Professional Doctorate courses.
The course has been designed to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (May 2018). These standards set out the knowledge and skills you will learn as the next generation of nurses. The aim of this course is to equip you with the clinical skills and evidence-based knowledge you need to face the challenges of modern learning disabilities nursing. You will learn how to: - provide, lead, and coordinate care that is compassionate, and evidence based - care for people with complex mental, physical, social, and behavioural needs - care for people in various healthcare settings - help promote health, protect health, and prevent ill health - care for people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs - care for people at the end of their life - think critically and apply your knowledge and skills - be emotionally intelligent and resilient, while managing your personal health and wellbeing Facilities and support We will provide a supportive learning environment to help you gain confidence as you develop your skills. You will learn using high-tech, innovative resources – including a fully equipped simulation centre – that help make your classes fun and engaging. In addition, you will have: - Teaching staff who are highly committed and specialists in their subjects. - A personal tutor to guide you through your course as well as access to the University’s mentoring service. - Regular personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice components Practice learning Placement learning is an essential part of your course and will give you practical experience so that you can apply what you learn in a real-world setting. This will include learning to care for people in hospitals, in their homes or within a community setting. As you will be working with people who require care for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can expect to work days, weekends, bank holidays and night shift. Year One (Level 7) • Personal Effectiveness and Wellbeing for Professional Nursing Practice • Health Promotion and the Prevention of Ill Health • Evidence Based Nursing Care the Art and Science • The Leadership and Management of Person-Centred Care • Year 1 Nursing Practice Year Two (Level 7) • Transitioning to the Role of Registered Nurse • Ethical Decision Making in Nursing Practice • Improving the Safety and Quality of Care through Nursing Research • Year 2 Nursing Practice
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:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
All applicants will hold: • Undergraduate degree – usually 2:1 or above (in any subject*) • Mathematics and English Language GCSE Grade 9-4 OR equivalent i.e., Functional Skills Level 2 *Where the undergraduate degree is not in a healthcare related subject we would require significant healthcare experience (this is in addition to the recognition of prior learning practice hours detailed below). Other Requirements • Recognition of Prior Learning – 1,000 hours: 500hours theory & 500hours practice (approx. 4 months formal healthcare experience signed off by a registrant). A RPL mapping tool has been devised to assist you with this. • Good basic IT skills • IT access to facilitate remote working (including own laptop/desktop and reliable internet access). • Completion of a 2-week on-line non-credited programme to prepare you to engage with on-line learning. • We recommend you should have some experience of studying in the past five years. • You will be asked to provide a satisfactory reference • All offers are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health checks.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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