A Learning Disability Nurse supports the wellbeing and social inclusion of people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential, achieve an equitable quality of life, and be valued in society.
Learning Disability Nurses care for people of all ages with a learning disability and work in partnership with individuals, supporters, family and carers to provide specialist healthcare.
There are many reasons why you should consider a career as a Learning Disability Nurse. It offers you the chance to make a difference, a high degree of flexibility, and a career with excellent employment prospects.
The main areas of your role as a Learning Disability Nurse involve:
Learning Disability Nurses promote individuals autonomy, rights, choices, and their social inclusion in the health care system.
Learning Disability nurses work in:
Learning Disability Nurses can work in the following roles:
In the NHS, an entry level Registered Learning Disability Nurse would start at Band 5; please see our Pay and Benefits section for more information.
Once you have registered and gained some clinical experience there are a number of employment options available including:
|Do I need a degree?||Yes, If you want to work as a Learning Disability Nurse you will need to complete a Learning Disability Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) approved course.|
|Where can I train in Wales?||Visit our Courses page to find out more.|
|Is there funding available?||Yes, for further information about available funding and eligibility please visit Student Awards Services.|
|How do I get experience?||To find out about work experience and volunteering opportunities in NHS Wales visit our Work section.|
|How do I apply for a job?||All vacancies for NHS Wales are advertised on NHS Jobs; visit our Work section for more information.|