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University of Winchester

Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

UCAS Code: B761

Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BN (Hons)

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A GCSE A*- C or 9 - 4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required. Study in a science or social science graded at a C (A Level) / Merit (BTEC/CTEC/Access) or above is desirable, but not essential.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

- Make a difference with people and learn how to optimise an individuals health care in a safe, stimulating and person centred environment

- Learn from supportive and accessible lecturers and gain real insights from people who have a learning disability and experienced professionals

- Bring your learning to life through practice placements with partner organisations and people with a learning disability under the supervision of individuals and experienced practitioners

- Develop and enhance excellent compassionate care and communication skills, competent clinical knowledge and courage in leadership skills to prepare you for a commitment to future professional life

If you are a caring and compassionate individual our BN (Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) degree will help you become a skilled and highly sought-after graduate nurse, for people of all ages with a Learning Disability.

Placing the needs of patients, carers, family’s students and learning disability nursing practice at its centre, this is a dynamic and interactive professional course. We will support you to realise your potential to become a compassionate, competent and autonomous nurse who is able to deliver and lead nursing care for those with a learning disability within an ever-changing health and social care environment.

You will split your time equally between learning theory on campus and applying your knowledge during placements, practicing alongside other health professionals. You will study a range of academic core (all fields of nursing) and field specific (learning disability focused) modules based on theory and practice experiences. As you progress through the programme the content will become less generic and more specific to learning disability nursing.

In Year 1, you focus on foundations in nursing knowledge and values, research skills, professionalism and accountability, and promoting Health and Wellbeing.

In year 2, you look to further develop your knowledge and skills with potential modules around Values and Engagement in Learning Disability Nursing. Interventions and reasonable adjustments in accessible health care for people with a learning disability. Planning and Coordinating individual Nursing Care practice.

In your final year you look at preparing for professional practice, leadership and decision making and research to promote quality of care.

On successful completion of the programme you will be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, which is the body that monitors and regulates the profession in the UK.

As a registered nurse, you will be well prepared to work in a variety of health settings and capable of delivering and evaluating high quality nursing care. You will also be well prepared to interpret and incorporate research into your practice, work across a variety of settings in healthcare and be a future leader in nursing.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Health and Care Professions

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