health_sciencesBSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

Do you want to make a difference in the world?


Do you want to support people who are vulnerable?


Do you believe in respecting differences in people?


Do you believe that everyone in the world has a right to be treated equally?


Working with people with intellectual disabilities is a very rewarding career . Very often they need support to learn new skills, to live independently, to be accepted by others in society and to have their rights recognised.

Sometimes, however, people with intellectual disabilities develop the same illnesses as the general population - minor coughs and colds or more serious conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, arthritis or cancer. When you qualify you may find yourself working a range of health care settings providing specialist nursing care in schools, community settings, residential care facilities, paediatric wards and other clinical settings.

As a result your education as a Registered Nurse in Intellectual Disabilities (RNID) will equip you with a wide range of skills and competencies to provide appropriate support for the people you will work with. 

Studying Intellectual Disability nursing at WIT will:

  • Give you opportunity to study alongside students with intellectual disabilities who are currently engaged in an innovative 3rd level inclusive education programme.

  • Exposure to highly experienced lecturers with extensive clinical experience working with people with intellectual disabilities, all of whom are engaged in national and international research involving people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Enable you to participate in a unique learning environment geared to your personal learning needs

A unique aspect of this course is that you will gain two qualifications on completion of this programme:

  • An Honours science degree and

  • Professional registration with An Bord Altranais.

Course Leader(s)


Sinéad Foran
Phone: 051 306187 
Email: [email protected]

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