BSc (Honours) Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year

Year of Entry 2024/25
Nursing mental health

BSc (Honours)

Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year

Course in clearing Full-time Nursing and midwifery

Become a compassionate mental health nurse – helping patients to cope with their conditions, progress towards recovery, and reducing the impact of mental health challenges on daily living.

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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

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    What is the fee?

    Home: £9,250 per year
    International/EU: £18,655 per year

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    Collegiate Campus

  • Checkmark

    What is the UCAS code?

    BB23

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024


Course summary

  • Gain the skills to join the rewarding and in-demand field of mental health nursing.  
  • Develop professional skills for leadership roles in clinical or academic settings. 
  • Broaden your knowledge alongside other health and social care professionals. 
  • Learn from enthusiastic experts with a variety of clinical experience.
  • Benefit from real-world experience with placements and hands-on practicals.

This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to become a fully qualified nurse, providing compassionate nursing care in mental health. You’ll consider the changing nature of health, illness and recovery – as well as the relationship between healthcare professionals and service users. You’ll graduate as a reflective, competent and employable professional.

This foundation year course is for those who don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc Nursing (Mental Health) course, or would like extra preparation before starting degree-level study. 


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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

On this course you’ll learn from academic staff who have a variety of clinical expertise and experience. You’ll apply your theoretical study directly to your practice setting, using the knowledge, skills and attributes you’ve gained. The course is a blend of theory and hands-on practical work, giving you the opportunity to practise what you learn in both simulated and real-world settings.

Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. You’ll have the chance to learn and collaborate with students from other health and social care courses, helping 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:

  • Exams 
  • Poster presentation 
  • Reflective writing 
  • Assessment of proficiency in practice 
  • Extended project  
  • Group and individual presentations 
  • Written assessment

Key Themes

You’ll learn how nurses who specialise in mental health help people. They assist with various challenges – from depression, anxiety and dementia to bulimia nervosa, post-natal depression, and other conditions that may trigger unconstructive thoughts and beliefs. You’ll then learn theoretical underpinnings, such as recovery-based practice, DSM-V criteria and psycho-social interventions.

You’ll explore the various settings mental health nurses work in – from acute inpatients to accident & emergency to community treatment teams. You’ll also discover the areas of practice that mental health nurses often specialise in, such as child and adolescent mental health.

Course Support

We’ll support you to thrive as a skilled, adaptable and proficient mental health nurse. We’ll nurture your creativity, encouraging you to ask compelling questions and providing you with the tools to answer them. 

With our high ratio of staff to students, you’ll always be able to receive the support you need on your learning journey towards highly-skilled, graduate-level employment. This includes:  

  • Access to our student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre for support with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments and assessment preparation.

Course leaders and tutors

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Kayleigh Evans
Lecturer

Kayleigh Evans is a lecturer in nursing at Sheffield Hallam University

Applied learning

Live Projects

Applied learning takes place in our specialist labs, practice facilities, simulation environments and workshops – as well externally through field trips, educational visits, digital technologies, and even by loan access to specialist equipment so you can work on or off-campus. These activities are directed or supported by lecturers or technical experts, providing you with opportunities to practise and apply your learning. 

Practice learning takes place in a range of settings where nurses care for adults, children, and young people. You’ll participate in activities that contribute to your training and demonstrate the responsibilities involved. 

Work Placements 

You’ll apply your learning through real-world placements, projects, internships and voluntary activities. These take place in work settings, through online interfaces and within the university. 

There’s also an optional placement – where you can arrange an experience nationally or internationally to meet your personal professional development needs and support your employability.

You’ll be supervised and supported by practice supervisors, practice assessors, link lecturers and academic assessors – enabling you to learn and safely achieve proficiency and autonomy in your professional role.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in clinical nursing within a range of health and social care settings, including: 

  • Primary and community care
  • Secondary care
  • Private and voluntary organisations 
  • Advanced practice roles 
  • Management positions in clinical nursingResearch nursing 
  • Lecturing 
  • Further study, such as health visiting, masters and doctoral education

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in:

  • Hospital and community nursing environments 
  • Health centres 
  • GP surgeries 
  • The armed forces 
  • Education

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with:  

  • A range of clinical nursing placement environments 
  • Our purpose-built clinical simulation suites
  • Mock wards and community spaces 
  • Technology-enhanced learning 
  • Clinical skills laboratories 
  • 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students

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Entry requirements

All students

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Developing The Fundamentals Of A Healthcare Professional
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(60%) , Exam(40%)
Promotion Of Contemporary Issues In Healthcare
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Fundamentals Of Nursing Practice
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Part 1 Placement 
Credits -
Assessment
Personal And Professional Development
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Sciences For Nursing Practice
Credits 40
Assessment Practical(100%)
Year 3

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Applied Sciences For Nursing Practice
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Assessing And Addressing Complexity In Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Developing Nursing Practice
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Evidence And Enquiry For Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Part 2 Placement
Credits -
Assessment Exam(100%)
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Complexity & Leadership In Professional Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Consolidating Sciences For Nursing Practice
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
One Credit Module – Bsc (Hons) Nursing
Credits -
Assessment
Part 3 Placement 
Credits -
Assessment Exam(100%)
The Advancing Professional
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Transition To Registration In Mental Health Nursing Practice
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy.

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.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £18,655, which includes an annual placement supplement of £2,000.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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.

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Health and social care funding

£5,000 maintenance grant is available to fund your studies. Additionally, payments of up to £3000 per year may also be available, eligibility applies.

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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Home students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year, eligibility applies

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