Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons)

University of East Anglia (UEA)

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    6 (Nursing)
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

**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**

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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned, campus-based university situated in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Norwich. UEA ranks highly in national league tables, consistently in (or just outside) the top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide 2016–2020. A pioneering British university, it leads the way in fields as diverse as climate change, health sciences, creative writing and more.


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