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Learning Disability Nursing (including Foundation Year) BN (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Become a registered nurse within a changing health and social care arena by understanding the holistic care needs of those with a learning disability.

Course overview

A key role of the learning disability nurse is to work in partnership with people with learning disabilities of all ages to maintain their holistic health and wellbeing and to live their lives as fully and independently as possible. Learning disability nurses help and support individuals and their families across the age continuum, from birth until death, in a wide variety of settings, promoting person centred care and empowering people to make choices, take risks, realise their aspirations and fulfil their potential. In addition, as a nurse for the future the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) expect you to provide care for people from all fields of nursing, so we will also enhance your knowledge and skills in relation to caring for adults (including older people), those with mental health conditions and children.

Why study this course with us?

This is a dynamic, interactive professional course which places the needs of patients and their families, and Learning Disability Nursing practice at its centre. The programme team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous Learning Disability Nurse, who is able to meet current and future healthcare demands.

The course is delivered by experienced registered nurses who have expertise in both teaching and research and a variety of clinical specialities, including all four fields of nursing. The Learning Disability lectures have experience, including community nursing, forensic, residential services and respite care. The team work closely with providers to ensure that the course remains contemporary.

Teaching methods

You will be taught using lectures, seminars, tutorials, e-learning, practice-based workshops, practice in skills labs, practice simulation, learning-through-practice placements, and self- and guided study. We will support you to take responsibility for your own learning.

Assessment

Assessments include written assessments such as essays and a written exam; oral assessments such as presentations; and one-to-one oral examinations and practical assessments, including skills assessments and the ongoing practice assessment record.

Job prospects

Successful graduates are able to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Learning Disability nurse.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 72 5

    72nd out of 83 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    124 63%

    44th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    36th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%

    59th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    29

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