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MSc

Nursing (Adult)

Gain an advanced adult nursing qualification, and become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in two years.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year †
International: £29,500 for the course
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What is the UCAS code? 3010
When do I start? September, March

Course summary

  • Build on your undergraduate experience and become a fully-qualified nurse in two years
  • Become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a qualified adult nurse
  • Gain vital real-world experience; 50% of your course is spent on placement
  • Obtain sought-after postgraduate credentials, with a NHS Band 5 prospective starting salary

This course provides you with the experience, skills and credentials you need to practice adult nursing in the UK, in two years rather than three. You'll spend 39 weeks on placement - with mentoring and support throughout - and study in Hallam's cutting-edge facilities.


Student View
Watch student Bryony Wilkinson talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

This course equips you with the expertise, interpersonal skills and managerial ability needed for adult nursing. You'll study theory and practice in our modern facilities, and you'll apply your skills across 39 weeks of practice-based learning. These placements take place across the region, with leading healthcare providers. Throughout, you'll be supported by the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, and will be assigned a fully-qualified adult nurse as a mentor. Graduation ensures your eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You learn through:

  • Practice-based learning
  • Study in our advanced clinical suites
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Examination
  • Coursework
  • Case studies
  • Presentations

Course leaders and tutors

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Nick White
Senior Lecturer In Adult Nursing

I am module leader for the Developing Simulation and Human Factors in Education Level 7 that is part of the MSc Healthcare Education and Clinical Simulation Lead for … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

Practice-based learning is central to your development, and you spend 39 weeks of your course on placement. You gain experience in a diverse range of adult nursing settings, such as caring for acutely ill adults in their own homes.

Placements are across South Yorkshire and the Humber, with some of the UK's leading healthcare providers. On your placements, you are assigned a qualified and experienced adult nurse as a mentor. They support you and make sure you are comfortable in your surroundings, so you make the most of the experience.

You work with old and young adults with critical and acute health care needs. Adult nurses also assist with longer term and palliative care requirements. Work may be based in hospital wards, clinics or community settings.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Health centres
  • GP surgeries
  • The armed forces
  • Community work
  • Acute hospitals 
  • Hospices 

Accreditation

This course is subject to approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in order to practise 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 in

  • Advanced clinical facilities
  • Mock wards and operating facilities

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

UK students

This course is subject to approval

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English language or literature, mathematics and a science (single or double) or equivalent*, plus an honours degree, recognised in the UK at 2.2 or above, together with relevant personal or professional experience of care. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more.

A condition of all offers of a place on the MSc Nursing (Adult) will be the completion of a portfolio which includes evidence of how your first degree and prior experience relates to nursing and relevant practice experience. Guidance will be offered on how to complete the portfolio following a successful interview.

*GCSE alternatives

•equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

The GCSE Science equivalents we accept are

• 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)

• OCR Level 2 Science

IELTS

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in all skills, 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.

This course is only open to home or EU students. We are currently not accepting applications from international students.

You need to

• provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution

• be confident in using computers to complete academic work

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

A condition of all offers of a place on the MSc Nursing (Adult) will be the completion of a portfolio which includes evidence of how your first degree and prior experience relates to nursing and evidence of learning in practice. Guidance will be offered on how to complete the portfolio following a successful interview.

Care experience

Before you apply for health courses, we require you to have gained some practical experience relating to your subject area. Download our applicant experience guidelines for information about the kinds of experience we expect you to have and the best places to gain it. Evidence of the experience gained, understanding of the profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a professional course must be explicit in your personal statement to be selected for interview.

Personal qualities

You must be able to demonstrate your potential to be caring and compassionate and the ability develop meaningful relationships with service users and carer.

Selection event

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present further official identification before enrolling.

Course enrolment - professional requirements

Before enrolling you must fully declare during the admissions process any

• unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website.

• involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments

• involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations

In addition

• you must attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the professional requirements of your course

• you must undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.

• where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information you must present this to the professional issues team within five working days of receipt of the certificate.

• your full enrolment on your course will not be confirmed until the professional issues team have confirmed that your DBS Enhanced Disclosure indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable people.

• You must undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge.

• You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health. This will be provided by the University free of charge

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 5637.

Disability support

We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements in University and on placement and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our nursing and midwifery learning needs (disability) co-ordinators on 0114 225 2470 to explore any issues you may have, or you can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom).

The Disability Disclosure booklet provides information for students on health and social care courses and will help you understand the importance of disclosing your disability at the earliest possible stage.

Nursing open day

As nursing can involve strenuous physical, psychological and emotionally taxing work, we recommend that you come along to a University open day to learn more about the general expectations of the course.

EU and 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.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Application Of The Science And Practice Of Public Health Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Developing Relationship Centred Care: Science And Practice Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Integrating The Science And Practice Of Nursing Credits: 30.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Researching For Practice (Taught) Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consolidating And Leading The Science And Practice Of Relationship Centred Care Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 45.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing Public Health: Science And Practice Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year.

Please visit our health and social care funding pages for more information.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. 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 2018/19 is £29,500 for the course which includes a placement supplement.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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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)

Legal information

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

 

How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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