November 2019 start
MMedSci

Nursing Studies (leading to professional registration as an Adult Nurse)

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We provide you with the skills employers are looking for so you can move forward with your career.
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Course description

Our approach to teaching is innovative. Instead of sitting in a lecture theatre, you’ll work on solutions to specific problems. This helps you develop the skills and the confidence you need. You’ll study alongside other health care professionals in a health care setting. You’ll learn how to critically evaluate current research, policies and practice. By linking theory to practice, you’ll develop a range of clinical skills and knowledge appropriate for professional registration as an adult nurse.

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Modules

Core modules

The course is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, based on four core units of study:

  • Foundations in Health and Nursing
  • Patients with Acute and Short-Term Needs
  • Patients with Long-Term Conditions and Complex Needs
  • Transitions to Practice: Managing and Organising Care

    Teaching

    This course uses an innovative problem-based learning strategy to help you think about real clinical practice scenarios. A strong emphasis on cooperative learning helps you manage unfamiliar situations, make reasoned decisions, adapt to change, and plan your future learning. It’s a realistic and challenging preparation for registration.

    Assessment

    You’re assessed on theory and practice. In practice, you’ll need to achieve a number of competencies by the end of each unit, assessed by your clinical mentor. Your theoretical knowledge is assessed by written assignments, case studies, poster presentations and exams.

    Duration

    2 years full-time

    Image of Samantha Treloar, PG Dip Nursing Studies student with stethoscope

    Being on placement is one of my favourite parts of the course. While on placement I feel really well supported both by the academic staff at the University and my mentor.

    Samantha Treloar
    PG Dip Nursing Studies

    Entry requirements

    You’ll need a 2:2 degree in a relevant area such as social sciences, human sciences, biomedical sciences, public services, and GCSE Mathematics, English and Science.

    You’ll also need to show that you have 650 hours of health care experience.

    English language requirements

    Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

    Entry requirements for international students

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    You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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    Contact

    nursing-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
    +44 114 222 2054

    The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.