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Learning disability nurse

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I provide specialist healthcare and support to people with learning disabilities, in order to help them live a fulfilling life. It’s my job to teach people important skills that help reduce barriers to them living independently.

Top skills

Listening and communication skills

Care and compassion

Critical thinking

Other nursing specialisms that learning disability nursing could lead to:

Sensory disabilities



Special needs education

What training do I need to become a learning disability nurse?

A Learning Disability Nursing degree and to be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Bursary info

Funding packages are available for eligible nursing and midwifery degree students including a non-means tested and non-repayable bursary which will rise to £10k per year, from 2020/21. For more info, visit Student Awards Agency Scotland and check out our handy guide.

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