BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing

Learning disability nurses play a critical role in improving their patients’ physical and mental health, reducing barriers to them living an independent life and supporting them to lead a fulfilling and healthy life where they can relate to others on equal terms. A hugely rewarding profession, it is a great career choice if you are compassionate and keen to support individuals of all ages through the many physical, mental and social challenges facing people with learning disabilities.This course aims to prepare you for the dynamic and fast changing health and social care system, developing you into an adaptable, flexible, reflective, competent and compassionate practitioner. Actively engaging with people with learning disabilities, their families and carers from the outset, you’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience under supervision from qualified mentors, spending up to 50% of your time on clinical practice placements in a range of healthcare environments within the NHS in hospitals and community placements, at private hospitals and independent care providers.While the course has a clear focus on people with learning disabilities, a key benefit of our curriculum is the notion of collaboration across all areas of health and social care. Your studies will be complemented with significant insights into a range of potential challenges to health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan, such as mental health, complex care and life limiting conditions. Some modules are also studied in conjunction with other health and social care professionals; looking at specific issues and challenges they face to broaden your knowledge and expertise.Our links with universities in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Kenya provide opportunities for student exchanges and, through the University’s volunteering schemes, you have the chance to work overseas on ‘live’ projects such as orphanage work in Uganda. European links are also in development with potential field trips to Finland and Spain to compare health courses and nurse training globally.**Key Benefits*** Nursing at Coventry is ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020.* Fully accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) providing eligibility for registration to practice on successful completion.* Field trips within the UK may include visits to the first operating theatre in London and museums capturing the history of nursing and healthcare.* High levels of student satisfaction – 94% of students are satisfied with the quality of teaching in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.* Well established clinical placements, teaching and research links with local partner Trusts within the National Health Service (NHS) and other healthcare providers, such as private hospitals, hospices and community settings.* State-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building provides facilities for teaching and research, featuring an operating theatre, critical care settings, community housing and other real life nursing environments relevant to practice.* Currently there is a high demand for LD nurses locally and across the country. Typically, past final year students have been offered a range of posts within the NHS and the private sector prior to qualifying and 100% of past students have gained employment in professional or managerial roles combined for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 (latest figures available, source DLHE survey).

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£19,850 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years

Duration

Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time