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, families and carers to provide specialist healthcare.
The main areas of a role as a learning disability nurse involve improving or maintaining a person’s physical and mental health, reducing barriers to them living an independent life, supporting the person in living a fulfilling life, and advocating.
Learning disability nurses promote an individual’s autonomy, their rights, their choices, and their social inclusion in the healthcare system.
For more information on learning disability nursing check out our resources which include:
Mitchell’s blog about what inspired him to become a Learning Disability Nurse
Megan’s video on her experience of studying to become a Learning Disability Nurse