Become a registered nurse within a changing health and social care arena by understanding the holistic care needs of those with a learning disability.Course overviewA 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,
Become a registered nurse within a changing health and social care arena by understanding the holistic care needs of those with a learning disability.
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. In addition, as a nurse for the future the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 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 (including older people), those with mental health conditions and children.
Why study this course with us?
This is a dynamic, interactive professional course which places the needs of patients and their families, and Learning Disability Nursing practice at its centre. The programme team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous Learning Disability Nurse, who is able to meet current and future healthcare demands.
The course is delivered by experienced registered nurses who have expertise in both teaching and research and a variety of clinical specialities, including all four fields of nursing. The Learning Disability lectures have experience, including community nursing, forensic, residential services and respite care. The team work closely with providers to ensure that the course remains contemporary.
You will be taught using lectures, seminars, tutorials, e-learning, practice-based workshops, practice in skills labs, practice simulation, learning-through-practice placements, and self- and guided study. We will support you to take responsibility for your own learning.
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.
Successful graduates are able to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Learning Disability nurse.
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There might be a part-time course available for this subject, we are waiting for data from our partner UCAS.
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