People with learning disabilities often have a wide range of physical and mental health conditions, and have premature mortality compared to the general population. The need for specialist qualified nurses to help people understand and manage these conditions is very important. If you'd like to specialise in this area of care, then our expert academic and clinical practice staff are here to give you all the advice and knowledge you need to succeed. You'll get a good mix of taught lessons and practical placements to help you make the most of your skills.
You'll learn how to support the well-being and inclusion of people with a learning disability by improving or maintaining their physical and mental health, and promoting equal access to healthcare. Learning disability nurses are qualified to work with both adults and children with special needs. Whether you want to specialise in community learning disability nursing, forensic or secure settings, a hospice or in a residential setting, you'll be given the resources you need to follow your chosen path, leading to a rewarding and exciting career as a learning disabilities nurse.
From 2017 the government will cease to provide bursaries for undergraduate NHS courses. Students will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting an NHS grant. This information is based on the understanding provided by The Council of Deans for Health and may be subject to change as further details are released by the government.
Special offers for 2017
If you enrol onto the Learning Disabilities Nursing course, you will receive a £500* bursary and a free CPD course of your choice**. We’ll also cover the costs of your:
- DBS check*
- Occupational Health check
- Travel costs for placements of up to £300 each year
This is in addition to any government support agreed.
*Paid on successful enrolment onto course
**from a specified list
If you accept your place by 31 July 2017, we can offer you a guaranteed place in University of Cumbria owned or partnered accommodation.