**Why choose this course?**
We are proud to be ranked number one in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Tables, 2020). Kingston and St Georgeâs won three Nursing Times Awards in 2019.
This course is for is for students that want to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. It has a strong practical focus and will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a registered learning disability nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
The course is taught in partnership with St George's, University of London, so you'll get combined expertise, facilities and interpersonal learning. You'll gain hands-on experience in our award-winning simulation suite and develop your skills and confidence in caring for people by working with the famous Baked Bean Theatre Company.
You will have access to a wide range of placements, including some internationally if you wish. You'll also have the opportunity to be a part of the wider Learning Disability Nursing UK and Eire network and can attend the Positive Choices Learning Disability Conference.
This course is designed for a small and enthusiastic cohort of students, where you'll benefit from individual learning and support. You will be taught by our dynamic teaching team which includes leading researchers and experts in Learning Disability nursing from practice and the Department of Health. Our students are highly sought after and receive multiple job offers before their course is complete.
Graduates have gained employment in areas such as:
- Specialist nursing (eg. epilepsy)
- Nurse therapists
- Community learning disability nurses
- Senior managers and leaders of the profession
- Clinical liaison and consultant nurses.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. These modules will be subject to change in accordance with the new pre-registration midwifery education standards from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for 2020.Â
Examples of modules:
- Science for Nursing
- Nursing in Context
- Foundations of Learning Disability Nursing
- Nursing Practice Part 1
- Person-centred Care
- Learning Disability: Identifying and Meeting Health Needs
- Learning Disability: Promoting Improved Health Outcomes
- Nursing Practice Part 2
- Transition to Professional Practice in Learning Disability Nursing
- Complexities of Learning Disability Nursing
- Developing Evidence-based Practice
- Nursing Practice Part 3
Teaching methods include lectures, clinical skills sessions, seminars, tutorials, workshops, guided study and independent project work. Kingston University has well-equipped simulation suites where you can use clinical equipment and practise on mannequins and teaching models. In addition, you'll take part in simulated events with actors from ACT Too and the Baked Bean Company as well as with role players, clinical partners and high-fidelity mannequins.
Assessment methods include; essays, exams, presentations and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by mentors in practice placements.
All our students have their own identified personal tutor who provides personal, professional and academic support.
Application deadline details:
A very supportive environment, with a comforting and lush market town surrounding campus in lovely Surrey. It’s a such a beautiful campus, but if you fancy a bit of excitement, the centre of London's only 20 minutes away – the best of both worlds, really. And there's a really friendly atmosphere, especially with the Student Union who are incredibly helpful, very friendly and considerate. There’s loads going on throughout the year – for one, the food festival hits town just as Freshers gets going, so you can meet your new flatmates and find new and exotic hangover cures!
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I am liking everything about it so far. The location is beautiful. Students are provided with many useful programs during the first week to help you settle in the most. The uni is very organised and proactive in its services
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