University of Huddersfield

151–200 th
Young University Rankings 2018
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, United Kingdom

Nursing (Learning Disability)

Are you passionate about meeting the needs of people with a learning disability and would love to have an interesting and exciting career working with this client group? Our Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) degree regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives. Learning disability nursing involves working with people who have a range of learning disabilities, providing hands on care in relation to people’s complex physical, social and psychological needs. They work in a number of settings, including the individual’s own home, schools, respite units, hospitals and secure services. They work independently and in multidisciplinary teams, with other professionals, teaching how to respond to the needs of someone with a learning disability. The course is designed to help you to become a confident, caring, competent and compassionate nurse in a rapidly changing health and social care environment. You'll have the opportunity to develop a high level of personal and technical skills to help improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their ability to live as independently as possible. You'll learn how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing. Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a learning disability nurse, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play. The skills you’ll be supported to develop include professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision making, as well as leadership, management and team working to empower, advocate and protect the rights of marginalised people. You'll practice and develop your skills through a variety of clinical placements in a range of statutory, private and voluntary services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career and achieve your potential to be a learning disability nurse. You’ll also learn how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from all fields of nursing including adult, child and mental health. No day is ever the same when you work with people with learning disabilities and you can make a real difference to someone’s life.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Huddersfield
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £13,000