2020 start
MMedSci
PG Certificate
PG Diploma

Advanced Nursing Studies

Health Sciences School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

This online course is ideal for nurses everywhere who want to build on their existing experience and develop new skills.
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Course description

This online course is ideal for nurses everywhere who want to develop their professional practice and move on in their careers.

This flexible course can be tailored to suit your needs. It will help you build on your existing experience and develop your skills as a professionally capable, reflective and analytical practitioner who can make decisions independently. You’ll also take part in, and contribute to, research in your particular field.

With videos, screencasts and text-based materials, your learning experience is varied. You’ll be able to debate and share ideas within our virtual learning community.

Each module is divided into sessions where you can explore topics relevant to your own professional interests.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Masters Level Study Skills
  • Legal and Professional Issues in Health Care
  • Information and Communication in Health Care
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Research Methods
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Teaching, Coaching and Mentorship

Optional modules

Examples include:

  • Key Issues in National and Global Public Health
  • Recognising and Responding to Patient Deterioration in the Acute Setting
     

Teaching

The course is taught entirely online. There’s no need to attend in person. We expect you to contribute regularly to online discussion groups.

Assessment

Your work is assessed throughout the course – a 3,000-word assignment for each taught unit. You’ll get feedback from your tutor. You’ll also write a dissertation.

Duration

3 years part-time (online)

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:2 degree in a relevant subject. 

You must be a qualified nurse in your country of residence with at least 12 months‘ appropriate experience. You can be based anywhere in the world but you’ll need access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Fees and funding

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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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

snm.enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2030

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