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Sheffield Hallam University

UCAS Code: B740 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

Access to HE Diploma

M:15

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.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

UCAS Tariff

112

From A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. Merit overall from a T level qualification including a grade B from Core. A combination of qualifications, which may include general studies. Other Level 3 qualifications equivalent to GCE A level are also considered including CACHE.

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Adult nursing

**Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information**

**Home fee-paying students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year. You may also be eligible for additional financial support based on your circumstances. Learn more at www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/health-and-social-care/fees-and-funding**

**Course summary**
- Gain the knowledge, skills and values to provide competent nursing care.

- Develop a strong professional identity to prepare for future leadership roles.

- Broaden your knowledge alongside other health and social care professionals.

- Learn from enthusiastic academic staff who have a variety of clinical expertise.

- 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, transforming the lives of individuals and communities. You’ll gain a wide range of skills and experience while considering the relationship between healthcare professionals and service users. You’ll graduate as a reflective and highly employable professional.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation course.

**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 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

- An extended project

- Group and individual presentations

- Written assessment

**Key themes**
In the first year you’ll establish the fundamentals of nursing in your chosen field, further developing your knowledge, skills and attitudes through a variety of placement learning experiences.

In your second year you’ll build on these fundamental skills by exploring the complexity of care provided to adults and children who use services, as well as their carers.

In your final year you’ll consolidate your knowledge, attitudes and skills by leading nursing care in diverse settings.

**Applied learning**
**Live projects**
You’ll apply your learning in our specialist labs, practice facilities, simulation environments and workshops – as well as externally through field trips, educational visits and digital technologies. You’ll also have loan access to specialist equipment so you can work on or off-campus, and you’ll be supported by lecturers and technical experts.

You’ll practise your learning in a range of settings where nurses care for adults, children and young people. You’ll take part in all activities that contribute to your training and demonstrate the responsibilities involved.

**Work placements**
You’ll gain real-world experience through placements, projects, 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 professional development needs and support your employability.

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
Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing
Fundamentals Of Nursing Practice
Part 1 Placement
Personal And Professional Development
Sciences For Nursing Practice

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Applied Sciences For Nursing Practice
Assessing And Addressing Complexity In Practice
Developing Nursing Practice
Evidence And Enquiry For Practice
Part 2 Placement

Year 3
Compulsory modules
Complexity & Leadership In Professional Practice
Consolidating Sciences For Nursing Practice
One Credit Module – Bsc (Hons) Nursing
Part 3 Placement
The Advancing Professional
Transition To Registration In Adult Nursing Practice

Assessment methods

Exams
Coursework
Practical

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,655
per year
International
£16,655
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni

Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

27%
Adult nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Adult nursing

Teaching and learning

47%
Staff make the subject interesting
52%
Staff are good at explaining things
49%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

62%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
17%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation

The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Adult nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,909
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Welfare professionals
0%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Adult nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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