BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practice (Community Learning Disability Nursing)

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

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Location Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 1 Year
Start date September 2018
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

For those interested in a career in Nursing, there are many specialisms one can take. Our Specialist Community Nursing Practice programme is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to develop confidence and competency in your area. This course will focus on encouraging you to think, read and write critically around contemporary issues with Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, showing how research can influence innovative practice.

Our course is taught by experts in their field, both at the university and in clinical settings, whose many years of experience will provide you with all the knowledge you need for a successful career. The excellent working relationships we have built with our Partner Trusts provide you with a supportive learning environment, letting you work in practice to advance your knowledge and skills around Community Learning Disabilities Nursing. You can combine the theory learnt at university with the skills you develop in practice to improve your qualifications as a specialist practitioner.

Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.

Graduate destinations

Completing the course will enable you to work in Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, giving you the skills to progress to Team Leader status. You will also be eligible to be recorded on the NMS Nursing Register in Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, recording this qualification as a V100 Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber.

You will be in a position to move onto a Masters degree, focusing on courses based on Practice Development.

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Sat 5 Oct 2019

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Undergraduate Open Day

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Here's your chance to experience living and learning with like-minded individuals on a campus where you'll find your course, your calling and your career.