Nursing (Learning Disability) with NMC Registration BSc (Hons)
Buckinghamshire New University
Key Course Facts
Want to learn how to become a caregiver to those with learning disabilities? Our BSc (Hons) Nursing – Learning Disability degree will help equip you with the key knowledge and skills to prepare you for a rewarding career in this field.
As a Learning Disability Nurse, you will provide safe, compassionate care, keeping the best interests of you patient at heart. Our course will help you learn the technical skills and knowledge you need to be able to effectively offer this.
Why study this subject? Caring for those living with learning disabilities is a challenging yet rewarding role. Your care can span across adult, children and mental health patients where learning disability nursing is at the core of the help that is needed. No two days within this career path are the same, you will need to be able to continuously asses and review mental, physical, cognitive, behavioural, spiritual and social needs to identify the priorities and requirements for evidence based, person-centred nursing interventions and support.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? We've been running nursing programmes for many years and have a high rate of employability. Many of our students are employed by the trusts, hospitals or homes that they worked with during their time at the University.
You will benefit from an excellent standard of teaching provided by staff from the University and practice, in partnership with our NHS Trust partners. As well as this you will be taught by lecturers who have a wide expertise in the field. Our lecturers also maintain close links with practice, ensuring that the programme is up-to-date with modern practice.
You'll find the latest specialist facilities at our three campuses - from realistic manikin 'patients' to life-like simulated injuries that look incredibly realistic! Our purpose-built adult and child wards include real equipment just like hospital or community settings.
We offer continuous support throughout the programme, both in the University and in practice. You will receive personal tutoring and benefit from a high level of research within the teaching team. You will also benefit from our annual one day inter-professional conference, focused on safeguarding.
As well as this you will have the opportunity to put your learnt skills into practice through a range of clinical placements. We're renowned for the support we offer you while you are on placement. Members of the teaching staff are assigned to each clinical area and will visit you regularly whilst you are out in practice.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Nursing (Learning Disability) with NMC Registration, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 112-136 points; or an Access to Nursing qualification (minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, 12 at Merit, and 3 at Pass). Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall or equivalent for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS).
You may find it easier if you have prior knowledge of health, so we prefer if you have relevant A Levels - such as Biology, Health and Social Care, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Physical Education, and Sociology. However, it is not essential.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Tuition Fees Nursing (Learning Disability) with NMC Registration BSc (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||year 1|
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About Buckinghamshire New University
Buckinghamshire New University, also known as Bucks, was founded in 1893, in the town of High Wycombe, South East England. This university has chosen to divide its academic offerings into seven separate schools, which is reflected in that learning resources such as libraries are located in their relevant areas to reduce crowding and also increase the ease of looking for the materials the student needs. Bucks has been the recipient of numerous awards, among which we can find the Silver Award from TEF.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Nursing Msci (Hons)||University of Exeter||79%||0%||5%||£9250||£25000||157||Exeter||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc||University of Dundee||64%||0%||0%||£9250||£19500||128||Dundee||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Adult) with Foundation Year BN (Hons)||University of Keele||71%||0%||7%||£9250||£19800||158||Newcastle under Lyme||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Children's) BSc (Hons)||University of Bradford||57%||0%||0%||£9250 £9250||£20118 £21124||142||Bradford||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing Advanced Standing BSc (Hons)||Bournemouth University||61%||0%||7%||£9250||£16500||113||Poole||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing (Child) BSc (Hons)||Middlesex University||57%||5%||13%||£9250||£14000||109||London||On campus Full-time|
|Nursing Studies (Child) BSc (Hons)||Teesside University||81%||0%||2%||£9250||£13000 £14000||135||Middlesbrough||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)||University of Bedfordshire||69%||0%||6%||£9250||£13200||126||Luton||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)||City University London||63%||0%||5%||£9250||£26530||121||London||On campus Full-time|
|Adult Nursing BSc (Hons)||Leeds Beckett University||72%||0%||6%||£9250||£13000||131||Leeds||On campus Full-time|