Study our learning disabilities nursing degree for a rewarding career supporting people with learning disabilities and helping to achieve equality in health care. Learning disabilities nurses play an important role in the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities, as well as their families and carers. They work in a variety of specialist settings and within generic services to provide support. Our degree provides you with the skills to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, including those with complex needs. You will experience practice-based learning in the community with patients, families and carers in south-east London and Kent. We prepare you to apply for registration as a learning disabilities nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our course helps you achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Realising Professionalism: Standards for education and training, Part 3 (2018) and Future Nurse: Proficiencies for registered nurses (2018). All nursing students on courses from September 2020 may benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. What you should know about this course
- Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022).
- Our highly qualified staff are both teachers and researchers, giving you access to a talented pool of educators.
- You will be placed in a NHS trust for the three-year course, although you will have the opportunity to change your placement area for part of Year 3.
- You will be able to practice and develop your skills and knowledge in our brand-new simulation suite.
- Nursing students may benefit from additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs.
All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.
Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
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- Nursing and Midwifery Council
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
We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications.
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Additional entry requirements
Find out more about this requirement on our selection day page https://docs.gre.ac.uk/rep/faculty-of-education-and-health/learning-disabilities-nursing-selection-day-slides
Additional entry requirements: • Professional / Academic Reference Required • Appropriate healthcare experience is encouraged. This may be in relation to paid or voluntary work . The skills and understanding gained from the experience should be discussed and reflected upon in your personal statement. • Complete a suitability declaration, an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, and an occupational health check. Find out more about these requirements, including how and when you will need to complete them, on our suitability to practice pages https://www.gre.ac.uk/welcome/registration/health-clearance • Students who require a visa to study in the UK are not eligible to apply for this programme
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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