Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, along with Hertfordshire County Council, are offering a £2000 grant for students wishing to study Learning Disability Nursing at our University. This will be given in two lump sums of £1,000 at the end of each completed academic year to all students who enrol on the course for September 2019.
The pre-registration Learning Disability Nursing course provides a carefully integrated balance of theory and practice that will enable students to confidently take on the role of a registered nurse for people with a learning disability within a changing health and social care arena. The programme will benefit those who have an interest or experience in supporting people with a learning disability. During the programme you will:
The Learning Disability Nursing degree pathway offers students the opportunity to take up the challenge of ensuring that the health care needs of people with learning disabilities are addressed using using a holistic approach, both within mainstream and specialist services.
Successful completion of the programme will lead to entitlement to apply to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council UK for Learning Disabilities Nursing.
Following successful completion of the Learning Disability Nursing programme you will be entitled to apply for registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council UK. This registration will enable you to take advantage of the varied opportunities available to you, to put into practice all you have learned and make a positive contribution to the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families.
You will be able to seek employment in a wide range of organisations including NHS, social services and private and voluntary organisations. You will meet many interesting people throughout your career and each day will be different. You will always be learning, and developing new and innovative skills through experience and education that will enable you to diversify or specialise in a particular area of Learning Disability Nursing, giving opportunity for promotion and job satisfaction.
Following qualification there are many opportunities to further your professional studies with courses, available at graduate level and above, to help develop your knowledge and practice.
The Learning Disability field programme comprises both of theory and practice in a range of service-user contact experiences in a diversity of settings. The aim is to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the total nursing care of service-users who have learning disabilities in partnership with their families / carers and other professionals.
A range of teaching and learning approaches will be used. Teaching approaches will include; lectures, seminars, group work/projects, role play, tutorials, practice experience / fieldwork, course work, problem based learning, internet technologies and reflection as an integrating technique between theory and practice.
our practice experience may involve working with a broad range of health and social care professionals and carers who support children, adults and older people who have special needs/ disabilities.
Practice learning experiences during the three year course include:
Our international fees include the cost of practice placements, occupational health, Disclosure and Baring Service(DBS) check, and uniform.
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
All offers will be subject to the applicants demonstration of the NHS constitution’s “Values and Behaviours”, satisfactory interviews, numeracy and literacy test, health screening and the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks. You can view the full NHS Constitution for England on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency.
IELTS (with no less than 7 in any band)
If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.