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- Understand health sciences in the practice setting.
- Gain the knowledge, skills and values to enter into highly skilled employment.
- Develop your confidence and a strong professional identity.
- Learn to develop and deliver person-centred care.
- Reflect on the evolution of the nursing role.
This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to transform the lives of individuals and communities by becoming a fully qualified adult nurse. You will consider the changing nature of health, illness and recovery, as well as the relationship between healthcare professionals and service users. You will graduate as a reflective, competent and employable professional.
How you learn
On this course, you'll learn from enthusiastic academic staff who have a variety of clinical expertise and experience. You’ll apply your theoretical study directly to your practice setting — where you'll work on real cases.
Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. In some modules, you will learn and collaborate with students from other health and social care courses. This approach will help you to deliver person centred-care with an understanding of how other professionals contribute to the person's journey through health and social care services.
You learn through
- practice learning (50%)
- projects and group work
- independent learning
- skills rehearsal
- technology enhanced learning
Practical learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your work in order to become a life-long, competent professional.
You will undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users.
The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.
This course has a particular focus on greater integration of the curricula with health and social work meaning you will learn 'with, from and about' other healthcare professionals. Each year you will study modules with students from other health and social care courses within the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences (SHU). These could include students from all fields of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, diagnostic radiography, therapeutic radiographers, paramedics, operation department practitioners and social workers thereby giving you a unique opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in integrated working.
This course prepares you for a career in
- community nursing
- medical nursing
- surgical nursing
- general practice
- occupational health nursing
- accident and emergency care
- health visiting
- health service management
- further study
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in
- community settings
- public health
- independent and voluntary sectors
Where will I study?
You study at the Hub campus of University Centre Doncaster, which has fantastic work spaces designed to enhance student learning and reflect industry standards.
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work within
- clinical suites
- simulated clinical environments
- replicated community settings
- lecture rooms
From A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels. For example:
- BCC at A Level.
- DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include general studies.
- English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
- Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents*
- Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
*GCSE Maths equivalents
• Level 2 Key Skills/Application of Number/Grade D at GCSE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course
• maths equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
*GCSE English equivalents
• Level 2 Literacy
• Level 2 Key Skills
*GCSE Science equivalents
• OCR Science Level 2
• science units gained on a Level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification
• science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits gained at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3)
• science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
• Access - Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, social sciences or nursing. At least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at merit level.
• If you are in the process of completing the FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at one of our partner colleges and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional, we would welcome an application from you. Please note the different application routes below:
- Completing the level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care means you can apply via UCAS to be considered for entry at Year 1 of your chosen professional degree
- Completing the full two year FdSc to level 5 means you can apply to be considered for entry in to Year 2 of this professional degree. This is a direct application process in accordance with the partnership arrangement between Sheffield Hallam University and your college, not via UCAS. Please note that places to commence this course in Year 2 are limited.
• Nursing Associate Apprenticeships & Assistant Practitioner (Health) Apprenticeships will be considered on an individual basis and could enable you to commence this programme from year 2.
• Successful completion of our Foundation Year in Health, Sport & Social Care.
• Degrees will be considered on an individual basis and if you already hold a first degree with an upper second class honours or above, you may be eligible to study our pre-registration MSc Adult Nursing
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
|Module: Assessing And Planning For Person Centred Care||Credits: 40||
|Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Personal And Professional Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Sciences For Professional Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity||Credits: 40||
|Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Science For Professional Practice||Credits: 40||
|Module: Leading And Co-Ordinating Person Centred Care||Credits: 40||
|Module: Providing And Evaluating Person Centred Care||Credits: 40||
|Module: Professional Leadership||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Advancing Professional||Credits: 40|
|Module: Theory/Practice Hours - Nursing And Midwifery||Credits: -|
|Module: Working With Complexity In Practice||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting part-time study is £6935 per year. Please visit our health and social care funding pages for more information.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF, 253.2KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.