Our Learning Disability Nursing degree course will give you the skills and experience to launch a rewarding career in this diverse and essential profession.
Over the course of this carefully integrated, three-year BSc programme, you will learn how to adopt a life span approach to nursing a person with a learning disability. As you progress, our range of learning and teaching strategies will develop your critical thinking to enable you to identify the diverse and complex needs of people with learning disabilities; make an accurate nursing diagnosis and plan and evaluate the care required. You will learn how to deliver effective care to people with a learning disability who may have multiple health morbidities as well as mental, physical, cognitive, or behavioural health challenges, enabling practitioners to be able to support people with learning disabilities of any age.
At the end of the course, you will be demonstrating person centred care for people with a learning disability and work closely with their families. As a qualified Learning Disability Nurse you will develop clinical and leadership skills to ensure that the gap between access to healthcare and people with learning disabilities is continuously shortened.
Half of your teaching takes place in the university on our Singleton Park Campus, and the other half in healthcare settings. We have excellent working relationships with many healthcare providers, so you will have access to a wide range of clinical experiences across South and West Wales.