I'm a Learning disability nurse in uk wonderin..

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Hi, I'm wondering if when I qualify as an LD nurse here in the uk, what are the chances of me being able to work/live in Australia? What it be better if I dual qualified as mental health as well..?

Thanks anyone

alex

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience. 8,343 Posts

Got to ask, what is a Learning Disability Nurse? Is it working with dyslexic children/adults that kind of thing?

I've never heard of this title in Canada and really do want to know? LD usually stands for Labour and Delivery.

Thanks

alexsmith1

alexsmith1

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Hi Fiona,

Learning disability nurses here wok with clients with any learning disability :Autism , Downes syndrome, pica, .We learn much of what mental health nurses learn specialising in ld in the same way mh nurses specialize in mental health problems... I was kind of wondering who worked with these clients in the absence of LD nurses or are they just working under a different title?

All the best

alex

LeeTendayi

LeeTendayi

141 Posts

Hi Fiona,

Learning disability nurses here wok with clients with any learning disability :Autism , Downes syndrome, pica, .We learn much of what mental health nurses learn specialising in ld in the same way mh nurses specialize in mental health problems... I was kind of wondering who worked with these clients in the absence of LD nurses or are they just working under a different title?

All the best

alex

HIE ALEX

YOU ARE PROBABLY BETTER OFF ASKING ON THE AUSTRALIAN/N.ZEALAND NURSES DISCUSSION.THEY MIGHT GIVE YOU BETTER FEEDBACK.THERE IS ONE JUST ON THE RIGHT OF THE SCREEN ON TODAY'S POST.ALL THE BEST.

Fiona59

Has 18 years experience. 8,343 Posts

Most of the patients with those diagnosis, when I've met them have been in continuing care, group homes, etc.

Treatment was basically covered with our mental health units. But their needs have been met by RN, LPN, and NA's/care aides.

So, maybe you are more like a psych nurse.

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