Northumbria University, Newcastle has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
If you are creative, caring and compassionate about the rights and needs of people with a learning disability, then you can become a highly-skilled member of the nursing profession.
You will be taught at our Coach Lane Campus by staff that are experienced and highly motivated.
Cutting-edge teaching in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops, directed learning packages as well as simulated practice in our highly-regarded Clinical Skills Centre, supports your learning within BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies/Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities).
You will also undertake practice placements within NHS Trusts throughout the North East as 50% of the course takes place in practice areas.
Our graduate nurses are highly sought after in the jobs market – so much so that students can find that they have multiple offers before completion of their studies. Former graduates, as well as working as registered learning disability nurses, are employed as school nurses, nurse therapists, in drug and alcohol services, in child mental health services, in senior management, as community and clinical liaison nurses and in other specialist settings.
Upon graduation you will obtain Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration as a qualified nurse, ensuring that you are fit for practice in the challenging and inspirational field of learning disability nursing.
In line with the principles and values which underpin the NHS constitution, the University expects all students undertaking programmes which lead to registration as a health professional to demonstrate the NHS values.
For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk
Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate
Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
There are no specific subject requirements for this course
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.
You will be required to attend an interview. Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check. You must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry
English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with 7.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*).
*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You must meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's suitability for registration requirements.