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Learning Disabilities Nursing

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
- We are No 1 for Nursing and Midwifery in London and 6th overall in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2022)

- You will have access to a wide range of placements, including some internationally, if you wish.

- You will gain hands-on experience in our simulation suite and through working with the Baked Bean Theatre Company – a professional group of actors with learning disabilities.

This course prepares you for a career in person centred professional practice across a variety of health and social care settings. You will help enable the design and evaluation of care for people with learning disabilities and their families. You will be challenged to develop skills in gathering, analysing and synthesising evidence to ensure health inequalities and social isolation are confronted and resolved.

This course is for students that want to make a difference to the health and well-being 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. 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 Conference. This course is designed for a small 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 (e.g. epilepsy)
• as nurse therapists
• senior managers and leaders of the profession
• community, clinical liaison and consultant nurses.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1 modules
- Foundations of life sciences for graduates
- Establishing the fundamentals of nursing care
- Assessment and care planning in learning disability nursing
- Collaborative working for health and well-being in learning disability nursing
- Introduction to professional practice
- Developing professional practice

Year 2 modules
- Safe and effective quality care in learning disability nursing
-Coordinating the care of people with learning disabilities with complex health care needs
- Leadership in learning disability nursing
- Advancing professional practice

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include; essays, exams, presentations and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by mentors in practice placements.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Nursing

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
high
Learning disabilities nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mental health nursing

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
35%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing and midwifery

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nursing and midwifery

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£30k

£30k

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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