BSc (Hons)

Nursing with Registered Nurse (Learning Disabilities)

3 years
September 2024

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

  • 1st
    in the North West for career prospects
    Guardian University Guide (General Nursing)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for graduate prospects
    Times Good University Guide (Nursing)
  • Top
    in the UK for graduate prospects
    Times Good University Guide (Nursing)
  • As a UK student on this programme you'll be eligible for a £5,000 NHS Learning Support Fund. You'll also be eligible for a specialist subject payment of £1,000 per year for studying mental health and learning disability nursing (new students only). 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.

Important application information

  • This course is only available to UK students.
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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.


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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Future careers

Our Nursing graduates go on to work in a variety of healthcare disciplines and settings and are in great demand.

Don't have the formal qualifications to meet the entry requirements? Find out more about our Return to Study programme.

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.

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Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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