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Nursing (Learning Disabilities) (R39-LD)

Open University

UCAS Code: Not applicable | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Distance learning | 2022

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

Learning Disabilities is one of several specialist routes available in our BSc (Honours) Nursing.
If you want to become a registered nurse within this field, and are already working in a healthcare role, this unique practice-based qualification is for you. You'll be able to stay in work while you study – provided you have the support of your employer and suitable practice can be agreed.
In addition to Learning Disabilities, your study will include a number of additional nursing specialisms including Adult Nursing, Children and Young People, and Mental Health. Successful completion of your degree through this route will result in your eligibility to apply for registration as a qualified nurse with a specialism in Learning Disabilities.

**Key features of the course**

- Delivers a balance of theory and practice through practice-based and distance learning

- Develops effective evidence-based nursing practice and underpinning knowledge in an inter-professional and interdisciplinary environment

- Confers eligibility to enter the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional register on successful attainment of the degree

- Allows you to continue to work part time for your employer whilst studying to become a nurse.

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.
Throughout the compulsory modules you'll have opportunity to advance your core learning across all four fields of practice – Adult, Children and Young People, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health – and examine learning from your field of practice.
For Stage 1 you'll study two 60-credit modules; one practice-focused and one that builds your theoretical knowledge of nursing.
At Stage 2 you’ll study a second practice-based nursing module alongside a second theory module.
Finally, at Stage 3, you’ll study a third module developing your nursing theory, and a final practice-based module where you will choose your specialist field of Learning Disabilities.

The Uni


Course location:

Distance Learning

Department:

The Open University

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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.

96%
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

85%
Library resources
99%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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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.

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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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