If you're looking to make a positive difference in the lives of people with learning disabilities, and already have an undergraduate degree and experience in health and social care, this master's course is for you. You'll become a registered learning disabilities nurse in two years.
This course prepares you for a career in person-centered professional practice across a variety of health and social care settings. You will learn how to enable the design and evaluation of care for people with learning disabilities and their families. You will be challenged to develop skills in gathering, analyzing and synthesizing evidence to ensure health inequalities and social isolation are confronted and resolved.
You'll study the factors that affect people's health and well-being, the health inequalities in our society, and how we can improve health outcomes for people with learning disability and autistic spectrum conditions (ASC).
You'll explore the management of complex conditions across the lifespan, from children to the older person and those with dementia, or other mental or physical health needs.
Reasons to choose Kingston University
- Kingston is No.1 in London and No.6 in the UK for nursing and midwifery (Guardian University League table 2022).
- Our expert academics are involved in research and shaping the future of learning disabilities nursing nationally and our nursing students have been finalists in the Student Nursing Times Awards from 2012 to 2022, with Jessica Ball winning Student Nurse of the Year: Learning Disabilities in 2022.
- You will work directly with individuals with learning disabilities, their families/carers, as well as actors with learning disabilities from the Baked Bean Theatre Company, in our simulation suite.