Everything you need to know...
- Enhance and develop your leadership and management skills.
- Develop detailed knowledge in order to provide evidence-based care and meet the Standards for Specialist Practice.
- Develop personal resilience as an autonomous and independent decision maker.
- Coordinate care in complex and unpredictable situations.
This course is for registered nurses looking to develop skills and expertise in district nursing. It will enable you to lead and manage multi-professional teams within an integrated setting. You will learn how to maximise relationships with key partners in order to provide personalised care, empowering service users and promoting self-care.
How you learn
You have the opportunity to select full time or part-time study. You learn through a combination of University based and practice learning. The course is made up of 50% practice and 50% theory.
University-based and practice learning experiences are effectively combined in order to achieve the learning outcomes for the programme as a whole. This culminates in a consolidated block of learning at the end of the programme.
The teaching team consists of academics and experts in practice. The curriculum design is innovative in the way in which it integrates learning from practice and theory throughout.
You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development website for more information.
Course leaders and tutors
You must have sponsorship (employment) with a health care provider for the duration of the course. Students will be assigned a placement and practice teacher/mentor within their sponsoring healthcare organisation. Practice experience occurs as a combination of block and day placements. Alternative practice placements are negotiated with the practice teacher and would normally be spent in a different placement or organisational setting.
You have the opportunity to work with local community healthcare providers, offering a range of experiences in order to build professional networks and enhance your skills and employability. During the course our students have developed innovative resources which have made a difference to practice, directly improved and enhanced integrated and high quality health and social care.
Further opportunities, usually with experience and/or further study include
- leading and managing district nurse teams
- leading and managing integrated care teams
- working in other areas such as general practice, independent sector, voluntary and charitable organisations
- in complex case management
- as a community matron
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a Nurse in the UK.
Successfully completing the course allows you to be on the NMC register as a
• specialist practitioner – district nursing
• community practitioner – nurse prescriber
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.Collegiate Campus map
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To complete the course you need
• 120 credits at level 5 OR Evidence of your ability to study at level 6
• current registration on part one (nursing) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) register
• normally at least one year's post-registration experience
• to be working as a community staff nurse working in a community team
• self-declaration of good health and character as required by the NMC
• to have successfully applied for a student district nurse NHS training post
• to have a sponsoring health care organisation and be employed by the NHS for the duration of the course
Following successful NHS interview to secure sponsorship, you need to submit a Sheffield Hallam application form with accompanying references. This will be reviewed by the course leaders.
**Course enrolment - professional requirements**
Before enrolling, you must fully declare during the admissions process any
• unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on convictions that must be declared see the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) website.
• disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or educational establishments
• involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations You also need to complete
• a DBS Enhanced Disclosure, and provide us with a copy of your DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate if requested. Enrolment also depends on the DBS check being deemed suitable for professional training.
• occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course and an approved programme of immunisation, as recommended by the Department of Health. Health screening and immunisation are provided by your employer.
If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements, from when you apply to the end of your course, you must tell the Professional Issues Team immediately by calling 0114 225 3995 or 0114 225 5786.
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.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Advancing District Nursing Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice||Credits: 20||
|Module: Evidence Based Approaches To Long Term Conditions||Credits: 20||
|Module: Fundamentals Of District Nursing||Credits: 20||
|Module: Management Of Common Clinical Conditions In The Community||Credits: 10||
|Module: Nurse Prescribing (V100)||Credits: 10||
|Module: The Critically Thinking Nurse Leader||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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.
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)
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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