What qualifications do you need to be a learning disability nurse?

You can find a learning disability nursing courses at the bottom of this page. Typically you’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, possibly in English language or literature and a science subject, plus two A levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications for an undergraduate degree.

Can a learning disability nurse work in as a general nurse?

LD Nurses also work in general units where people with Learning Disabilities may or may not be regular service users. A community LD Nurse can also liaise with other healthcare professionals, and organise referrals for particular health or social issues.

What universities do learning disability nursing?

This course is currently offered through a partnership with St George’s, University of London, the Faculty of Health Social Care and Education. For students enrolling from 2022, the course will be delivered through a structure which is the sole responsibility of Kingston University.

How much does a learning disability nurse earn?

Salaries for newly qualified learning disability nurses range from £24,907 to £30,615 (Band 5). As you gain experience and take on more responsibility, you’ll work your way up through the bands. Most experienced nurses work at Band 6 or 7 with salaries ranging from £31,365 to £44,503.

Why do you want to study learning disability nursing?

Learning disability nurses may also help their patients to learn the skills needed to find work. This can make a huge difference to their lives, helping them to lead a more independent and healthy life where they can relate to others on equal terms.

Can you be a nurse with a learning disability?

This Learning Disability Nursing course gives you a registration through the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a nurse for people with learning disabilities. This field equips you with nursing skills to work within health and social care environments with people with learning disabilities.

Is the BSc in learning disability nursing approved?

BSc Learning Disability Nursing has been approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This means you can be confident that this programme meets the standards of education, training, conduct and performance required for nurses in the UK.

How does the learning disability nursing module work?

The module equips Learning Disability Nursing Students with the core skills and understanding to appraise evidence and assess its appropriateness to be implemented into practice.

Which is the best university for learning disability nursing?

Our heritage – LSBU has been developing, delivering and evaluating courses in the field of learning disability nursing for the past 20 years. We’re affiliated with world-renowned hospitals and Trusts in London and the South East, so we’re industry relevant.