Nursing at the University of Wolverhampton provides exciting, challenging opportunities to work with people, providing care across a range of diverse health and social care settings. It is a demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and as part of a team.
The BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to people with learning disabilities and if successful register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council to practice as a Learning Disability Nurse in a variety of health and social care settings. This is a professional vocational award that carefully integrates theory and practice with 50% of the programme delivered in practice and 50% within the University.
It is designed from a person-centred, practice focused perspective to equip you with the increasingly complex practice skills required by todayâs healthcare profession. We prepare you to practice in the 21st century by developing your skills in therapeutic communication and your understanding of the uniqueness of individuals. The course aims to provide a professional award that will provide studentsâ with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to enable people with Learning Disabilities to achieve their full potential.
When you successfully complete the BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course you will be able to register with the nursing governing body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This allows you to use the title âRegistered Nurseâ (RN).
Studying the BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing course enables you to experience:
Excellent opportunities for inter-disciplinary learning across all nursing pathways and with midwifery, social work and social care students.
Excellent placement opportunities across a range of health, education, day services and social care settings
Opportunities to contribute to national and regional Learning Disability conferences
Opportunities to publish in national learning disability journals
Opportunities to participate in national and regional research projects
International placement opportunities such as Spain, Finland, Norway
You are currently entitled to a NHS means tested bursary and your course fees are currently paid by the NHS
Who will teach you on this course?
All of the staff that teach you on this course are Registered Nurses. You will benefit from the teamâs expertise, which draws on a wealth of experience.
The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures
As a Registered Nurse you will:
Meet the NMC Standards of proficiency for pre-registration nursing education.
Provide nursing care that is safe, effective and ethical and assume full responsibility and accountability for your own practice as a Nurse registered on the NMC register within the legal framework of the country in which you are employed.
Reflect upon and critically evaluate evidence to reach sound nursing judgements and exercise effective decision making in complex situations within the learning disability sphere of practice.
Critically examine the impact of political, professional and social contexts on your provision of person centred learning disability nursing care within the context of a multidisciplinary team.
Effectively apply your learning to identify, manage and lead enterprising innovations and service improvements in learning disability practice.
Demonstrate competence in the use of advanced technologies to quality assure and enhance your learning disability nursing practice and maintain your life-long learning.
Application deadline details:
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