Students undertaking the above learning disability nursing degree develop specialist skills including communication, person-centred working, anti-oppressive practice, positive behavioural support, health assessment and health promotion, mental health, adult protection, advocacy, teaching, counselling and management. Our learning disability nursing degree is designed to meet the standards set by the national governing body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You gain a degree and Registered Nursing qualification.
The above programmes are particularly suitable for registered learning disability nurses (RNLD) and registered nurses (RGN, RMN and District nurses) who come into regular contact with people with learning disabilities. They are also suitable for other health and social care professionals such as psychologists, social workers, physiotherapists, sports therapists and occupational therapists.
We would particularly welcome applications from other professional groups as we continue to improve the interdisciplinary dimension of each module. However, we would strongly advise potential candidates to contact module managers to discuss the suitability of the module, methods of assessment, supervision in practice and other issues prior to enrolment.