Why study learning disabilities nursing?
Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career that’ll change lives, including your own. As a learning disability nurse, you’ll play an important role in identifying and meeting people’s health and wellbeing needs, and improving healthcare, social inclusion and quality of life.
Learning disabilities nurses support children, adults and their families, in a creative, flexible manner, in their own homes, communities and specialist services.
A £5,000 per year training grant is available for students along with an additional £1,000 per year grant because learning disabilities nurses are in demand in the UK and worldwide. Further information is available on the NHS Business Services website.
Why UWE Bristol?
You’ll learn from a passionate, enthusiastic, skilled and supportive team with a range of experience across the many differerent aspects of learning disability nursing, and other nursing fields.
As many of our staff are active researchers, your learning will be enriched by the very latest in best practice and clinical understanding.
The course is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice. You will learn and develop your skills, knowledge and understanding both at UWE Bristol and in the workplace, and develop strong therapeutic relationships with service users, families and our established partners.
Your practice learning will be complemented by our outstanding facilities, including our Skills Simulation Suite, where you will develop your clinical expertise in a safe, instructive environment.
Based at Glenside Campus, you’ll learn alongside students from other health and social care courses, such as occupational therapists, mental health nurses and midwives, and develop strong interpersonal and communication skills.
The course offers opportunities for diverse placements aboard and throughout the UK, to enrich your experience even further.
Where can it take me?
Learning disabilities nurses are in demand across the UK – in the NHS, private and voluntary sector.