University of Sunderland

Learning Disability Nursing Practice- Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate

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The BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing programme will lead to registration as a qualified nurse in the care of those with learning disabilities in which there is a dearth of experienced and effective practitioners.

You will graduate ready to actively participate and engage with a cutting-edge workforce delivering caring, compassionate and restorative interventions to those with a learning disability. As a critical thinker, you will deliver effective and sincere person-centred care based upon a contemporary evidence-base, which will be administered and applied within a spectrum of clinical skills to include physical health monitoring and promotion, and positive mental wellbeing.

You will be competent and confident in working with and supporting a ‘whole-systems’ approach in diverse settings, ensuring the mental well-being of families and carers with a relative who has a learning disability.

Please note if you wish to apply for entry in September 2020 you will need to apply for BSc (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing Practice B7S6.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B7S2
Institution code S84
Campus name City Campus
Campus code A

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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Our typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent, which should preferably include a Health or Science related subject. Please note we do not accept General Studies AS or A Level.

We also require at least five passes at GCSE grade C or above which must include Mathematics and English Language or equivalent. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

Please note we are unable to accept applications from outside of the EU.

Your completed application form will be reviewed by our Admissions Team to ensure that you have the required entry qualifications. If you meet these requirements, then your application will be individually assessed by the Learning Disabilities Nursing Professional Practice Admissions Tutor and if successful you will be shortlisted for interview.

The selection process will include a numeracy and literacy test which must be passed. There will also be an individual interview and a group activity which will assess you on your values, problem solving and communication skills.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualifications

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/health-nursing-clinical-sciences/learning-disability-nursing/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

The selection process will include a numeracy and literacy test which must be passed.

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Nursing is a registered health care profession for which the ability to practise safely and effectively and professionally is essential, so all nursing applicants will be subjected to Fitness to Practise procedures.

For UK students you will also be required to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you are successful, you will need to complete this self-declaration form on an annual basis for the duration of the course.

Health checks

Nursing is a registered health care profession for which the ability to practise safely and effectively and professionally is essential, so all nursing applicants will be subjected to Fitness to Practise procedures.
You are required to complete a self-declaration form about your health. If you are successful, you will need to complete this self-declaration form on an annual basis for the duration of the course.

Interview

There will be an individual interview and a group activity which will assess you on your values, problem solving and communication skills.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Chester Road
Sunderland
SR1 3SD


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