If you’re applying to be a student nurse in 2012 / 2013, but you don’t know which branch to go for then why not consider becoming a learning disabilities nurse. It’s a highly competitive branch of nursing, but one of the most rewarding and there are also plenty of job vacancies for both experienced and newly qualified RNLDs.
RNLD Jobs are currently being advertised across the UK in a variety of settings from supported living and residential care environments to forensic nursing and prison nurses. You will be working closely with individuals who have learning disabilities that range from mild to profound and you will have the chance to get to know them as individuals. You will be their strongest advocate in their care making sure their needs are met in full.
Some individuals will be able to lead an active lifestyle and will require your support to facilitate that, others require more in depth personal care and regular reviews of their care plan. That’s the beauty of becoming an RNLD, you have such a wide range of opportunities and there is the chance to build a relationship with the people that rely on your help.
Read our article in full about the various RNLD Learning Disability Nursing Career Opportunities.