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Nursing mental health
Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Nursing (Mental Health)

Course full
Full-time Nursing and midwifery

Let our expert lecturers, practice partners and users of services transform you into a competent and compassionate mental health nurse.


This course is now full for 2020

Sorry, there are no places left on this course starting in 2020.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £15,650 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B760
When do I start? September 2020

Important notice

We are planning a mixture of face-to-face teaching and online learning for the 2020/21 academic year to ensure a safe learning environment for all our students. Read more about studying at Hallam this September.

University of the Year for Teaching Quality, The Sunday Times Good Univeristy Guide 2020

Course summary

  • Understand health sciences in the practice setting.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills and values to enter into highly skilled employment.
  • Develop a strong professional identity and confidence.
  • Learn to develop and deliver person-centred care.

This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to transform the lives of individuals and communities by becoming a fully qualified mental health  nurse. This challenging, stimulating course encourages you to develop your nursing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll graduate as a reflective, competent and employable professional


Student View

Watch student Clare Manley talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Your lecturer's view
Watch Mental Health Nursing Professional Lead James Turner talk about the BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University.

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-based learning (50%)
  • lectures
  • workshops
  • projects and group work
  • presentations
  • simulation
  • independent learning
  • skills rehearsal
  • technology enhanced learning

Course leaders and tutors

Lucy Kirkham
Lucy Kirkham
Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Lucy Kirkham is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Applied learning

Work placements

Practice-based learning is central to your development and you spend 50% of each year on placement within a hospital, community or independent sector setting across Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Bassetlaw, Barnsley and Chesterfield. You will undertake a range of exciting placements in stimulating environments, helping you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. These are essential to healthcare provision.

During your placements, you’ll be supported by practice supervisor to help you develop your skills and competency. Your academic study supports your learning on placement and your placement experience allows you to consider the application of evidence to practice. This will help you to develop both personally and professionally, and you will become a knowledgeable problem solver and critical thinker.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • community mental health nursing
  • forensic nursing
  • acute mental health nursing
  • older adult mental health nursing
  • rehabilitation
  • prison nursing
  • children and adolescent mental health nursing
  • senior management, reaching and education
  • research and academia
  • further studies, leading to advanced practice, consultancy and clinical nursing

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in

  • community settings
  • hospitals
  • public health
  • independent and voluntary sectors

Accreditation

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a nurse in the UK.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

Collegiate campus

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

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Collegiate Campus map
Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • clinical suites
  • simulated clinical environments
  • replicated community settings

Learn more about your department

Take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities that enrich student learning in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Entry requirements

All students

112 UCAS points from A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

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


Modules

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Assessing And Planning For Person Centred Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Science For Professional Practice Credits: 40 Assessment: Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Sciences For Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Assessing And Addressing Complexity Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Providing And Evaluating Person Centred Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Leading And Co-Ordinating 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

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 with an annual placement supplement of £2,000.

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Health and social care funding

Find out how to fund your studies by visiting our health and social care pages for more information.

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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.

Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF)

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