Learning Disability nurses work with people with learning disabilities and their families in a wide range of settings.
The philosophy of care and support for people with learning disabilities is one of partnership in which the nurse works alongside the person to support them to lead a healthy and valued lifestyle and to exercise their rights as members of society.
The course at Keele helps students to learn about and apply this philosophy in the many different services for people with learning disabilities. The course also equips students with the appropriate knowledge and skills to work with people with learning disabilities who have more complex and specialist needs. Clinical skills are an essential part of the course and students have access to expert staff in the Clinical Skills Laboratory to help develop and assess their practice.
The university also provides excellent support through its personal tutor system. Placements are designed to complement the students’ theoretical and classroom based work and students are supported by a team of experienced mentors. The wider benefits of enrolling on our course are:
• Experienced student support
• Excellent IT and library facilities
• Preparation for a range of roles as a professional learning disabilities nurse
• A range of practice based experiences