Become a registered nurse within a changing health and social care arena by understanding the holistic care needs of those with a learning disability, and gain the skills to meet current and future healthcare demands. A key role of the learning disability nurse is to work in partnership with people with learning disabilities of all ages to maintain their holistic health and wellbeing and to live their lives as fully and independently as possible. Learning disability nurses help and support individuals and their families across the age continuum, from birth until death, in a wide variety of settings, promoting person centred care and empowering people to make choices, take risks, realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential. As a nurse for the future, the Nursing and Midwifery Council expect you to provide care for people from all fields of nursing, so we will also enhance your knowledge and skills in relation to caring for adults, those with mental health conditions and children. Practical learning in our state-of-the-art skills labs, supported by key theoretical knowledge, will prepare you for hospital placements during your course, ensuring you gain real, hands-on experience. The course is delivered by experienced registered nurses who have expertise in both teaching and research, all four fields of nursing, and a variety of clinical specialities, including community nursing, forensic, residential services and respite care. The team work closely with providers, ensuring that the course remains contemporary, and are committed to supporting students to realise their potential. There are a number of extracurricular activities you can take part in such as the Nursing Society and the Student Empowerment Group.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this course, please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
Assessments include written assessments such as essays and a written exam; oral assessments such as presentations; and one-to-one oral examinations and practical assessments, including skills assessments and the ongoing practice assessment record.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
Applicants must have GCSE Maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above, or equivalent. A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs. FETAC Level 5 (Major Award) with all 8 subjects at Merit. Please note that applicants must also have evidence of recent study within the last 5 years.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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