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University of East Anglia UEA

Nursing (Learning Disability)

UCAS Code: B761

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:36,P:9

in a Health, Care or Science subject.

Principal subjects and A level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

If no GCSEs are held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

in a Health, Care or Science subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,D

A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-141

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75%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

**About This Course**

Learning Disabilities nursing is a fantastic career choice if you are committed, compassionate and keen to support and work in partnership with individuals of all ages, from children and young people to the elderly. It’s a wonderfully rewarding profession, focused on helping people with Learning Disabilities maximise their potential, maintain their health and wellbeing, and – crucially – promote an increase their life expectancy. Through your theory and practice experience you’ll learn about the vital role a Learning Disabilities nurse plays in addressing issues such as social injustice and dealing with a complexity of health needs.

You will join a supportive and dynamic community of students, who will go on to become sought-after healthcare professionals.

We are ranked 5th in the UK for nursing (The Complete University Guide 2019) and the course is fully approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

**Overview**

With the NHS Constitution at its core, our Learning Disabilities Nursing degree provides rigorous training and fantastic placement opportunities.

You will gain the skills, experience and knowledge required to prepare you for nursing practice in supporting people with Learning Disabilities to navigate the many physical, mental and social challenges that they and their carers face. You will also work to ensure that people with Learning Disabilities experience equal and equitable access to services in order to meet their needs.

Your studies will be split 50/50 between theory and practice to equip you with the specific skills and experience you will need to take on both essential nursing practice and the more specialist areas intrinsic to Learning Disabilities nursing. You will develop a robust understanding of the evidence base and skills required to provide optimum care. And you’ll gain hands-on experience across a range of placements in both acute and community settings, acquiring the skills and experience critical to safe and effective nursing practice.

As with our other nursing courses, you’ll learn alongside students from other areas of healthcare. And you’ll be taught about the importance of social inclusion and empowerment – key factors in the life of anyone with a Learning Disability.

Once you graduate, you’ll be ready to play a pivotal role within a multi-professional team. You’ll also provide a valuable and important contribution to enhancing the lives of people with a Learning Disabilities, as well as their carers.

**Highlights of Learning Disabilities Nursing at UEA**

• Wide range of placements including community settings, hospitals and specialist care units
• Regular group work with other health students
• Opportunity to link theory and practice throughout your studies
• 50% theory, 50% practice – the best way to prepare for your career
• Award-winning facilities, including our skills laboratories
• A highly supportive culture

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
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Learning disabilities nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mental health nursing

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
87%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
1%
Managers and proprietors in health and care services
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What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Learning disabilities nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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