Taught course

Graduate Entry Nursing (Learning Disability)

University of Nottingham · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Students are required to have an honours degree (2:2 or above). We do not accept nursing degrees.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This two-year accelerated course is for those who already have an undergraduate degree and some prior healthcare or related experience, and are committed to providing excellence in care.

Highlights of graduate entry nursing (GEN) at Nottingham

  • Study in a research-active school with teaching staff who are experts in their field
  • Benefit from our outstanding teaching and research reputation* and be a part of an award-winning student body
  • Access over 300 societies and sports clubs, and join in with activities arranged through the Nursing and Midwifery Association (NMA) community
  • Develop the wide-ranging, high-level skills demonstrated by first-class nursing practitioners and required for leadership in healthcare
  • Gain an understanding of multi-professionalism and multi-agency working, with an emphasis on holism, cultural sensitivity and social inclusion in nursing practice

Teaching follows an enquiry-based, person-centred approach, which will build on your existing skills. It also incorporates shared learning with other disciplines and professions, developing your clinical leadership skills and preparing you for practice.

Support from personal tutors and peers is in place to help students returning to education after a break, and for those changing career.

*We were rated ‘Gold’ in the 2017 Teaching Exercise Framework, ranked 5th in the UK and 27th in the world for nursing by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. In research, we were ranked 8th in the UK for our research power (Research Exercise Framework, 2014).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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