Working as a qualified learning disability nurse is a rewarding and fulfilling career option, and improves the lives of both people who have learning differences and difficulties, and their families. If you want to work with people who require various levels of empowerment and support then our Learning Disabilities Nursing degree will provide you with a good mixture of practice-centred opportunities with a person-centered approach, helping you to achieve your goal.
Employment opportunities after you complete your course are excellent with a wide variety of job prospects available. Our graduates have recently secured employment as community nurses, working in forensic settings, within nursing homes, and more. Services for people who have a learning disability are changing, and it's exciting to be part of this change.
It is our aim to provide you with the opportunities to enable you to build your own career pathway as a learning disability nurse. You will help vulnerable people with learning disabilities to live the best lives they can, achieving their aspirations to engage in citizenship in their local communities.
Placements will be undertaken with one of six NHS Trusts; The Royal Wolverhampton Trust, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, or in private health organisations.
For more information on placements and locations, visit Nursing Placements.