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University of Wolverhampton

Learning Disability Nursing

UCAS Code: B761

Bachelor of Nursing (with Honours) - BNurs (H)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma Full award (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 with at least 24 of these Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction. You are also required to achieve 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in English and 12 credits at Level 2 or 3 in Mathematics if you have not already achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade C.

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

D*D*

BTEC QCF Diploma at grade D*D*

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

DMM

BTEC QCF Extended Diploma at grade DMM

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

Nursing at the University of Wolverhampton provides exciting, challenging opportunities to work with people, providing care across a range of diverse health and social care settings. It is a demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and as part of a team.
The BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to people with learning disabilities and if successful register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to practice as a Learning Disability Nurse in a variety of health and social care settings. This is a professional vocational award that carefully integrates theory and practice with 50% of the programme delivered in practice and 50% within the University.
It is designed from a person-centred, practice focused perspective to equip you with the increasingly complex practice skills required by today’s healthcare profession. We prepare you to practice in the 21st century by developing your skills in therapeutic communication and your understanding of the uniqueness of individuals. The course aims to provide a professional award that will provide students’ with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to enable people with Learning Disabilities to achieve their full potential.
When you successfully complete the BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course you will be able to register with the nursing governing body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This allows you to use the title ‘Registered Nurse’ (RN).

Studying the BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course enables you to experience:
Excellent opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning across all nursing pathways and with midwifery, social work and social care students.
Excellent placement opportunities across a range of health, education, day services and social care settings
Opportunities to contribute to national and regional Learning Disability conferences
Opportunities to publish in national learning disability journals
Opportunities to participate in national and regional research projects
International placement opportunities such as Spain, Finland, Norway
You are currently entitled to a NHS means tested bursary and your course fees are currently paid by the NHS
Who will teach you on this course?
All of the staff that teach you on this course are Registered Nurses. You will benefit from the team’s expertise, which draws on a wealth of experience.
The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures

As a Registered Nurse you will:
Meet the NMC Standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing education.
Provide nursing care that is safe, effective and ethical and assume full responsibility and accountability for your own practice as a Nurse registered on the NMC register within the legal framework of the country in which you are employed.
Reflect upon and critically evaluate evidence to reach sound nursing judgements and exercise effective decision making in complex situations within the learning disability sphere of practice.
Critically examine the impact of political, professional and social contexts on your provision of person centred learning disability nursing care within the context of a multidisciplinary team.
Effectively apply your learning to identify, manage and lead enterprising innovations and service improvements in learning disability practice.
Demonstrate competence in the use of advanced technologies to quality assure and enhance your learning disability nursing practice and maintain your life-long learning.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sister Dora Building, Walsall

Department:

Institute of Health

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.

79%
med
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

76%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
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
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£21,900
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

94%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
2%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
1%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

£29k

£29k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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