There can be few more rewarding nursing roles than that of the learning disability nurse. Using your compassion and expertise, you can help people to enjoy a better quality of life and as much independence as possible. Learning disability nurse jobs could see you work in respite care, with a mental health unit, in a residential home or as a community nurse, to name but a few possibilities.
Contact us to hear more about those possibilities and take a look at our open roles here.Find your next Learning Disability Nurse job
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We’re able to agree unique shift patterns for our nurses at various hospitals. Call us to talk through the shift patterns you want and we’ll see if we can help.
There are a couple of different paths to become a learning disability nurse – through a university course or an apprenticeship.
You can complete a degree in learning disability nursing approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council. You may also be able to study another area of nursing alongside learning disability nursing. Generally, full-time courses take 3 years to complete.
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You may be able to complete a degree apprenticeship in nursing if you work in a healthcare setting like a hospital. You must be supported by your employer to take this route. Generally, apprenticeships take 4 years and will be a mixture of academic and on-the-job training.
You’ll need 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A Levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship.
Shift patterns vary but the traditional hours are:
Early: 07:00 to 15:00
Late: 13:00 to 21:00
Long Day: 07:00 to 21:00
Night: 21:00 to 07:00