University of West London

St Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RF, United Kingdom

Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

Learning disability nursing is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. You will contribute to the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities, facilitate quality lives and enable them to live as independently as possible. As a student studying learning disability nursing you will achieve a BSc (Hons) Nursing and become registered as a Learning Disability Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You will learn how to assess the often complex social and health care needs of people with learning disabilities and prepare and deliver robust, research based care plans. Needs can be varied and linked to physical disabilities, epilepsy, mental health issues/challenging behaviour, or difficulties with speech, hearing or vision. You will develop skills as a manager, enabler and co-ordinator of services, enabling people with learning disabilities to maintain / and or enhance their physical and mental health. Importantly, you will learn how to build effective, compassionate relationships and advocate for people with learning disabilities in a variety of health and social care settings. This will mean learning to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team, for example with psychologists, social workers, teachers, GPs, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. Your aim will be to facilitate access to high quality care, to enable each individual to meet their full potential. This exciting course will also allow you to develop a broad range of skills including, teaching, leadership and management. Finally, you will reflect the values of the NHS Constitution and the 6 Cs: - Care - Compassion - Competence - Communication - Courage - Commitment. We have a 98.9% employment rate (Source 2014-15 DLHE), with many graduates gaining employment in local Trusts/healthcare organisations. Following graduation, you may wish to undertake further study to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills, in specialist areas of care delivery. For more details please see the Career and study progression section. Reasons to choose University of West London: • You will benefit from a fantastic range of high-tech, innovative teaching resources, making your learning fun and engaging. • Our teaching staff are highly committed, passionate, subject specialists, with clinical currency, who will be there to support you during your course. • All our students have a personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout your academic life. You'll also have access to the University's mentoring service. • You will be given regular, personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice, helping you to succeed. • We have achieved the highest external ratings for the quality of our pre-registration Nursing courses and have been shortlisted for 3 awards at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2016.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main site - West London,London