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PGDip Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

Edge Hill University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Edge Hill University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Recognising the increasingly integrated nature of health service delivery, this postgraduate diploma meets the demand for highly employable nurses that can work with complex morbidities across the lifespan and within different settings. It enables qualified adult, children’s and mental health nurses, who have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, to undertake an additional professional role in learning disability nursing. Through access to practice learning opportunities, you will enhance your personal and professional values and beliefs and develop into a highly competent, resilient and empowered second registrant. You will graduate eligible to register as a qualified learning disability nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to help plan, coordinate and deliver care in a safe, compassionate and effective way.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

You will graduate with an academic and professional qualification in learning disability nursing, building on your existing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This will open an assortment of fascinating career opportunities across both fields of practice.

Learning disability nurses work to ensure that the wider health and social needs of individuals with learning disabilities are met across the lifespan. Working alongside individuals and those close to them, they promote and maintain physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing. They also support individuals and groups of people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible. This may include the teaching of skills which are required to support everyday living, access to employment, promoting good health and wellbeing, as well as supporting and managing more complex health-related needs.

Nursing and Midwifery Council registration is recognised the world over and following registration you can pursue a career in a variety of settings, including the NHS, private, voluntary and independent sectors. Career opportunities also include clinical practice, research, leadership, management and education. There are significant opportunities for further professional development and specialism, including the opportunity to progress to a Masters degree through the completion of a 60-credit dissertation.

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University information

Edge Hill University

  • University League Table

    62nd

  • Campus address

    Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 72 9

    49th out of 83 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    133 67%

    30th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    66th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    29th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    127 73%

    31st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    36th

    23

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