What will I learn?

This exciting new course is approved against the new Nursing and Midwifery Council Future Nurse: Standards of Proficiency for Registered Nurses (May 2018). These standards set out the skills and knowledge you as the next generation of nurses will learn, to enable you to deliver world class care to people with Learning Disabilities.As a 21st century nurse you will learn how to:• Be emotionally intelligent and resilient and manage your personal health and wellbeing.• Provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate, evidence based, and person centred. • Care for people in their own home, in the community or hospital or in any health care settings. • Contribute to the promotion of health, health protection and the prevention of ill health, by empowering people, communities and populations to exercise choice, take control of their own health decisions and behaviours.• Provide leadership in the delivery of care for people of all ages and from different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. • Provide nursing care for people who have complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs and for people at the end of their life. • Work across health and social care services and play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams. • Think critically, apply knowledge and skills and provide expert, evidence based nursing care.Why choose the University of West London?• You will benefit from a fantastic range of high-tech, innovative teaching resources, including a fully equipped simulation centre, making your learning fun and engaging.• Our teaching staff are highly committed, passionate, subject specialists, with clinical currency, who will be there to support you during your course.• All our students have a personal tutor who will guide and advise you throughout your course. You'll also have access to the University's mentoring service.• You will be given regular, personalised feedback on your progress in theory and practice, helping you to succeed.• We partner with a large number of health and social care organisations giving you access to a wide variety of practice placements.Course DetailThis course has been developed with service users, students and our partners in the NHS and the voluntary and independent sectors, ensuring you gain the skills and experience required to secure a job on graduation.You will spend an equal amount of your time in practice placements and in the classroom in University. We currently partner with the following healthcare organisations in North West London for Learning Disabilities Nursing:• Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust• Private and voluntary organisations providing learning disability servicesWhat Modules will I study as part of my Course?Year One – 120 Academic Credits Level 4• Personal Health and Wellbeing• Sciences Underpinning Nursing Practice• Understanding Health and Illness• Understanding Nursing Professionalism and Leadership• Foundations of Evidence for Nursing Practice• Nursing Practice Year 1Year Two – 120 Academic Credits Level 5• Personal Effectiveness for Professional Practice• The Science of Nursing Decision Making• The Health Promoting Nurse• Leading and Managing Care• Evaluating Evidence for Translation into Nursing Practice• Nursing Practice Year 2Year Three – 120 Academic Credits Level 6• Enhancing Professional Practice• Transitioning to being a Registrant• Art and Science of Person Centred Care• Leading Innovation and Improvement in Nursing Practice• Nursing Practice Year 3

Which department am I in?

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

September 2022


Main site - West London

St Mary's Road,




W5 5RF, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of West London

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