Want to learn how to become a caregiver to those with learning disabilities? Our BSc (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disability) degree will help equip you with the key knowledge and skills needed for a rewarding career in this field.
You’ll learn from our experienced lecturers and technicians using state-of-the-art simulation facilities, coupled with time out on clinical placement. This combined learning approach of theory and practice will prepare you to provide safe, compassionate care, keeping the best interests of your patient at heart.
Why study this subject?
Caring for those living with learning disabilities is a challenging yet rewarding role, working across the whole life span in both health and social care settings.
No two days within this job are the same – you will need to be able to continuously assess and review mental, physical, behavioural and spiritual needs to identify the priorities and requirements for individualised, evidence-based support. If you have in interest in healthcare and are looking for a fulfilling role with great purpose, a career in learning disability nursing may be a perfect fit for you.
To support your studies, the UK Government are continuing to provide learning disability nursing students with a payment of at least £5,000 a year which will not need to be paid back. Find out more about the NHS Learning Support Fund.
Once you graduate from this course, you’ll be able to join as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC), which enables you to practice in the UK.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
At Buckinghamshire New University, from your very first welcome, you’ll find yourself surrounded by friendly, like-minded students and staff – all passionate about nursing and healthcare.
We’ve been running nursing programmes for many years and students benefit from an excellent standard of teaching provided by staff from the University. Our lecturers maintain close links with practice, ensuring that the programme is always kept up to date.
You will receive personal tutoring and also be able to take part in our annual one-day inter-professional conference, focused on safeguarding. In addition, guest speakers regularly deliver sessions for students within the University to ensure we give a diverse range of views and experiences to our students.
At BNU, we recognise roles in this field are hands-on – that’s why you’ll take part in simulated learning experiences throughout the course using our specialised facilities at our Uxbridge campus. This will enable you to recreate authentic scenarios and practise your skills in a safe environment.
What facilities can I use?
At our Uxbridge campus, we utilise state-of-the-art simulation facilities for learning, development and practicing of skills – our purpose-built wards include real equipment, just like you’d find in hospital.
Simulation is an important aspect of our nursing and healthcare programmes. You will regularly spend time in the simulation labs, taking part in realistic scenarios to practise a broad spectrum of technical skills in a safe and supportive environment
We offer a free campus-link bus service between our Uxbridge and High Wycombe campuses, meaning you’ll be also be able to use everything our High Wycombe Campus has to offer too.
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