Nursing with Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities)
Our Nursing with Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities) course will enable you to develop the core skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours that are essential when you’re caring for people with learning disabilities.
Why study with us
- As a UK student on this programme you'll be eligible for a £6,000 NHS Learning Support Fund. This doesn’t have to be paid back after finishing your degree.
- The curriculum addresses National Benchmarks and is split between 50% theoretical study - including time spent in small groups with other students who’ve chosen the same field of nursing as you - and 50% practical clinical experience.
- The School is amongst one of the first educational providers within the North West region. We ensure that you are adequately supported within your clinical experiences by allocating lecturers to all the clinical placements you will access.
- We have been awarded the highest independent quality assessment by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education for the design, content and management of our curricula, student achievement and standards of teaching.
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What you’ll do
- For clinical placement experiences, you’ll be allocated to one of several NHS Trusts within the Central Lancashire or Cumbria region as your base depending on which campus you have applied for. From there, you will gain experience in a range of placement areas.
- You’ll undertake practical work experience placements, as well as spend time developing practical skills in our clinical skills labs using clinical patient simulators (manikins) and simulation model trainers.
- Opportunities exist for an international experience by taking advantage of the University’s extensive links in Europe and overseas. You can also take advantage of other voluntary international experiences in America, Oman, Tanzania and Finland.
Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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Our Nursing graduates go on to work in a variety of healthcare disciplines and settings and are in great demand.
Please note: Students who have successful undertaken the Nursing Associate programme will join the programme as part-time students in Year 2 and a full-time student in Year 3.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Nursing located in the Faculty of Health and Care
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