Learning Disabilities Nursing

As a registered Learning Disability Nurse, you could work in a wide range of health and social care settings including Community and Inpatient settings, in adult and children’s services. Learning Disability nurses support individuals and their families and carers across a wide range of physical, psychological and social health needs, developing long term relationships with those you support to optimise health outcomes and to support people to achieve their goals. You will often be the one consistent link between the individual and a wide range of health professionals, and so the ability to work autonomously as well as being a good team player will be integral to your new role. NHS Case study: Jenna Szymanski

When you graduate from our MSc Learning Disabilities Nursing programme at UEA, you will have developed the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to become a caring and competent specialist practitioner. Following your graduation, you will register with your professional body, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and gain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Once registered, you will be eligible to work as a Learning Disabilities Nurse in the UK and overseas.

Learning Disability Nurses are in high demand across the UK; Around 1.5 million people have learning disabilities in the UK, with numbers continuing to rise so there are lots of opportunities for graduates.

These films produced by Health Education England, in which nurses speak about their passion for the work they do, the relationships they form with those they care for and the difference they have made to their lives. The nurses also give valuable advice to those who might want to go into a career in Learning Disability Nursing.

Watch the films