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Nursing / Registered Nurse (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons): After you graduate

Enhancing your employment prospects

  • You will gain valuable hands-on skills through practice placements with public and private healthcare providers.
  • At our annual nursing careers fair you can explore career opportunities and meet London-based employers.
  • Our careers and employability team will support your transition into employment.

Careers and progression

There are excellent career and postgraduate opportunities. You will receive tailored career development opportunities delivered in partnership with senior staff from partner Trusts and Organisations.

What our graduates say

Check out what our graduates have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them achieve their goals.

Gemma Allen

Name: Gemma Allen
Subject: Nursing / Registered Nurse (Adult) BSc(Hons)

"I applied through clearing to read biomedical science but early in my first year realised that, although I loved the atmosphere at the University, I wasn't really enjoying the subject. So I decided to switch to adult nursing.

For one of my placements I was sent to St Helier Hospital in Carshalton, where I worked in the accident and emergency department. It hit me almost immediately that this was what I wanted to do. The day goes so quickly and you never know what is going to come through those swing doors. I think it's the unpredictability that attracts me. You just never know what you are going to be faced with!

I feel very lucky to have been appointed to my new post and I think my previous experience in the department stood me in good stead because hospitals are rarely able to take newly-qualified nurses in accident and emergency. I simply love my job, and with the skills I have there are so many countries I can work in. What more could I ask for?"


Examples of recent Nursing / Registered Nurse (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) graduate destinations

Our graduates have gone on to posts as specialist nurses (eg. epilepsy), nurse therapists, as senior managers and leaders of the profession as well as community, clinical liaison and consultant nurses. Many go on to gain higher degrees and study clinical specialisms eg. in Positive Behavioural Support, Autism etc.

Type of jobs on qualifying

  • Staff nurse learning disability
  • Clinical health team for people with a learning disability
  • Community nurse learning disability

Types of organisations

    London Borough of Sutton
  • The Children's Trust
  • Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust
  • St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Your Healthcare
  • The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, Putney

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

Continuing personal and professional development (CPPD)

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education offers a flexible and diverse portfolio of CPPD courses which are open to all health and social care practitioners wishing to develop their knowledge and skills.

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Admissions team, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5733
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