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  Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Learning Disability) MSc


Northumbria University    Nursing, Midwifery and Health

Full time January MSc 2 years full-time
Nursing & Health (27)

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Embark on a transformative journey with Northumbria University's Nursing Science Registered Nurse (Learning Disability) MSc programme. This two-year Masters course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in the field of learning disability nursing. By adhering to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's 'Future Nurse' standards, you will graduate with NMC Registration, paving the way for a rewarding career in healthcare. The programme offers a unique blend of theory and practice, with state-of-the-art facilities at the Coach Lane Campus enhancing your learning experience. Through a concept-based approach and innovative technology, you will develop critical thinking skills and digital proficiency essential for modern healthcare settings. The course's emphasis on compassion, evidence-based care, and personal growth ensures you make a genuine impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals with learning disabilities. To qualify, you need a 2:2 honours degree in any subject and relevant GCSE qualifications. Prepare to become a compassionate, skilled, and accountable nursing professional with Northumbria's MSc in Nursing Science.

About the course

Northumbria University has an established reputation for excellence and innovation in nursing education. We are working closely with our NHS partners to deliver a pre-registration Nursing Science Masters that embodies the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s ‘Future Nurse’ standards, to equip you to lead your profession. 

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in any subject, and GCSEs at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above in English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Following interview, applicants will be asked to complete an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) document to provide evidence of undertaking a minimum of 500 hours of occupational or voluntary care work, and a minimum of 700 hours of appropriate theoretical learning and understanding, which can be evidenced from a previous degree and practice.

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