Making the decision to want to become a Learning Disability Nurse was not a difficult one. Having past experiences with people with learning disabilities, I knew that this field of nursing would bring it’s challenges and would not always be easy, but isn’t every profession the same? The decision to become an LD nurse was simply because I am super keen to want to improve and benefit the lives of those who have learning disabilities and therefore this is my motivation to undertake the degree. To be able to try and allow these individuals to live their lives to the fullest and reach their own full potential is something that I am extremely passionate about.
Prior to this degree, I studied music for three years. During my time doing this degree, I had the opportunity to visit a therapy unit for people with learning disabilities. Here, I was able to merge my love for music and my passion to help those with different disabilities. I hope that I can continue to use my talent and hobby as a musician to benefit people with learning disabilities on this course. I am mega excited for the next three years to learn and practice new skills that will enable and encourage me to be the best LD nurse I can be. The facilities and staff at the USW already have proven to be fantastic and I can’t wait to get stuck in!
Megan Ware (Student Nurse at USW)
You can train to become a Learning Disability Nurse at University of South Wales, you can find more information on the USW website: https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/bachelor-of-nursing-honslearning-disabilities/
You can also contact Rachel Morgan - Specialist Lead for Learning Disability Nursing via email: