If you feel passionate about empowering people to gain their best quality of life and feelings of fulfilment, then a career as a Learning Disability Nurse, may be for you. In supporting some of the most marginalised and discriminated against, individuals in society, Learning Disability Nursing aims to redress the power balance, enabling people to take control over their lives.
The BSc Nursing (learning disabilities) course is a specialist qualification within its own right, and currently the only professional health qualification to work specifically with this client group. It will provide you with clinical experience in a rewarding, challenging and caring role and equip you with the skills you need to become a specialised registered nurse. Taught over both Carlisle Fusehill and the Lancaster Campus, you will work within the NMC professional values and gain skills in prioritising people, practising effectively and promoting professionalism. Studying with the University of Cumbria will give you the insight and skills to demonstrate critical thinking in relation to health facilitation, complex healthcare issues and the promotion of health and wellbeing of people with a learning disability.
Whilst gaining the skills needed to be a registered nurse, this course also focuses on the specialised and inclusive support required for Learning Disability Nursing. Opportunities are endless, you can work across the lifespan, specialise in areas such as behaviour support, health facilitation, children and young people, intensive support services, commissioning, mental health, forensic/secure settings, end of life care or acute hospital settings. … the list is long!
Most of our qualifying students, have multiple job offers upon finishing their studies. There is a real need for more Learning Disability Nurses in practice and there has never been a better time to train!
UK and EU Settled students tuition fee: €9,250
- Full Time
High school diploma with B in relevant subjects and average B (3.0) AND one of the qualifications below:
SAT 1 with 550+ in the maths, critical reading and writing. Sat scores range from 200-800
SAT if High School Diploma not passed with 600 points
ACT (American College Test) instead of SAT 1 with composite score value of 25
Advanced Placement Tests 2passes with grade 3 or above (in relevant subjects)
GED (General Education Development Programme) with min score of 410 in each of five tests (max score 800, min pass grade 200)
FITNESS TO PRACTISE: All offers of a place are subject to satisfactory health screening.
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- 3 years
- Full Time
- On Campus Learning