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Course overview

The aim of learning disability nursing is to place the service user at the centre of all decision making, therefore, teaching methods involve the inclusion of service users and carers in classroom settings and practice placements. You will also be taught by academics who are registered nurses with a wealth of skills, knowledge and expertise in their field of nursing and research.


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September 2019
Full-time - BN (Hons)
  • Riverside Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study Learning Disability Nursing with us?

This is a dynamic, interactive professional course which places the needs of service users, their families and carers, students and Learning Disability Nursing practice at its centre. The programme team are committed to supporting students to realise their potential to become compassionate, competent and autonomous Learning Disability Nurses, able to meet current and future healthcare demands.

The University of Chester provides excellent pastoral and academic support during the course of your studies, with excellent teaching and learning facilities supporting opportunities to develop the academic, professional and clinical skills required to be a confident, competent and professional practitioner.

Riverside Campus, Chester

The Riverside Campus provides specialist teaching facilities for most students in the Chester-based Faculties of Education and Children’s Services, and Health and Social Care

The University took ownership of the former County Hall in Chester in 2010 and transformed it into the Riverside Campus building, which provides exceptionally high quality and state-of-the-art facilities for its two resident faculties. This iconic building in the centre of Chester is just a 20-minute walk from the main Chester Campus.

Riverside Campus houses the Library collections for Education and Children’s Services and Health and Social Care students along with several IT laboratories for 'open access' and teaching use. All of the teaching spaces are equipped with high-grade audiovisual technology and provide an excellent learning experience.

In addition, Riverside Campus provides a 192-seat lecture theatre, containing raked seating and a widescreen capable of showing Blu-ray and HD films.

Riverside’s café and coffee shop serves hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious meals. Meanwhile, the Student Space provides social, group work and discussion space for students, with hot and cold drinks vending machines and snack machines available, and students are able to eat their own food here.

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Events in October and November for Undergraduate study.

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Open Days 2018

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 27th October
  • Wednesday 14th November

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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