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BN in Learning Disability Nursing (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Nursing

Course Description

This course offers the opportunity to achieve a qualification that will enable you to enter a fulfilling career working with children or adults who are living with learning disabilities and who need the support of a learning disability nurse. Learning disability nurses can be seen working in different settings as well as for a range of different employers which include the NHS and independent sector. Learning disability nurses often contribute to multi-professional working, and are concerned with their clients’ health in the widest context. They help clients of all ages to live their lives as fully and independently as possible, whilst respecting their rights and dignity. Some of the course time will be spent on placement, in a range of different settings. Placements are designed to give you the experience of working with clients and service users under the supervision of registered nurses and others. There is a field specific focus to the programme from year 1, along with certain common modules.

This course offers the opportunity to achieve a qualification that will enable you to enter a fulfilling career working with children or adults who are living with learning disabilities and who need the support of a learning disability nurse. Learning disability nurses can be seen working in different settings as well as for a range of different employers which include the NHS and independent...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • NAC-1201: Healthcare 1 (40) Core or
    NAC-1202: Healthcare 1 (Nursing) (B) (40) Core
  • NLA-1201: Autonomy & Equality (40) Core or
    NLA-1202: Autonomy & Equality(B) (40) Core
  • NAC-1203: Human Sciences I (40) Core or
    NAC-1204: Human Sciences 1: Nursing(B)/ (40) Core

Semester 2

  • NAC-1201: Healthcare 1 or
    NAC-1202: Healthcare 1 (Nursing) (B)
  • NLA-1201: Autonomy & Equality or
    NLA-1202: Autonomy & Equality(B)
  • NAC-1203: Human Sciences I or
    NAC-1204: Human Sciences 1: Nursing(B)/

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • NAC-2201: Healthcare 2 (20) Core or
    NAC-2202: Healthcare 2 (B) (20) Core
  • NLA-2201: Promoting Health (40) Core or
    NLA-2202: Promoting Health (B) (40) Core
  • NAC-2203: Human Sciences 2 (20) Core or
    NAC-2204: Human Sciences 2 (b) (20) Core
  • NLA-2203: Ass & Positive Outcomes (40) Core or
    NLA-2204: Assessment & Pos Outcomes (B) (40) Core

Semester 2

  • NAC-2201: Healthcare 2 or
    NAC-2202: Healthcare 2 (B)
  • NLA-2201: Promoting Health or
    NLA-2202: Promoting Health (B)
  • NAC-2203: Human Sciences 2 or
    NAC-2204: Human Sciences 2 (b)
  • NLA-2203: Ass & Positive Outcomes or
    NLA-2204: Assessment & Pos Outcomes (B)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • NAC-3201: Preparation for Practice (20) Core or
    NAC-3202: Preparation for Practice (20) Core
  • NLA-3201: The LD Nurse in Practice (30) Core or
    NLA-3202: The LD Nurse in Practice (B) (30) Core
  • NLA-3203: Developing Professionally (30) Core or
    NLA-3204: Developing Professionally (B) (30) Core
  • NLA-3205: Evaluating Practice (40) Core or
    NLA-3206: Evaluating Practice (B) (40) Core

Semester 2

  • NAC-3201: Preparation for Practice or
    NAC-3202: Preparation for Practice
  • NLA-3201: The LD Nurse in Practice or
    NLA-3202: The LD Nurse in Practice (B)
  • NLA-3203: Developing Professionally or
    NLA-3204: Developing Professionally (B)
  • NLA-3205: Evaluating Practice or
    NLA-3206: Evaluating Practice (B)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 NAC-1201: Healthcare 1 (40) Core or NAC-1202: Healthcare 1 (Nursing) (B) (40) Core NLA-1201: Autonomy & Equality (40) Core or NLA-1202: Autonomy &...

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Entry Requirements

Entry Process for Professional Courses:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above which must include English and Mathematics, science subjects are desirable. The exception to meeting the GCSE requirements in full applies to some Access HE Diploma applicants.
  • All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria – consult the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education or contact [email protected] bangor.ac.uk for further advice/information. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake a criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level.

Academic requirements:

GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Language/Welsh Language and Maths or the equivalent in Numeracy and Communication Essential Skills, level 2.  A minimum of O4 from Irish Leaving Certificate.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge
  • Technical Extended Diploma: DDM
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Access: 120 UCAS Points to include Distinction/Merit profile (Maximum 9 Passes)
  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grade B
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: 120 points from a minimum of 4 Higher Subjects
  • FETAC QQI Level 5 Certificate in Nursing Studies: Distinction Profile
  • General Studies is not accepted.
  • We welcome applications from mature students who are completing an Access HE Diploma or who have evidence of recent study at Level 3 or above in the past five years which meets our entry requirements; please note that we do not accept NVQ Level 3/QCF Level 3 as a means of meeting our entry qualifications.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

Entry Process for Professional Courses: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above which must include English and Mathematics, science subjects are desirable. The exception to meeting the GCSE requirements in full applies to some Access HE Diploma applicants. All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria – consult the NMC’s...

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Assessment Methods

Theoretical and practical work is assessed through assignments, examinations, presentations and the All-Wales Assessment of Clinical Practice portfolio.

Theoretical and practical work is assessed through assignments, examinations, presentations and the All-Wales Assessment of Clinical Practice portfolio.