Course details

A Levels BBB Other entry requirements
UCAS code B740
Duration 3 years
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Related subjects Health and Human Sciences Nursing Public Health

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Undergraduate admissions team
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2069

Course description

This course will teach you about current research, policy and practice in adult nursing and give you the clinical skills and knowledge you need for entry in to the Nursing and Midwifery Council professional register as an adult nurse.

We take a local community approach where you will gain practice experience within hospitals, communities and primary care services within a single locality setting provided by our health care partners. Your placement experience will be modelled on a "patient pathway" devised by the health community itself, where you will form an integrated understanding and appreciation of local health needs and services, as well as gaining insight into future career opportunities in each practice setting.

The course is half practice and half theory. We'll teach you how to apply what you learn to a practical setting and improve your skills in leadership and problem solving.

You will study six units across your course (two per year): Foundations in Nursing/Health 1 and 2; Patients with Acute and Short Term Needs; Patients with Long Term and Complex Needs; Transitions to Practice; Developing Autonomy and Transitions to Practice: Managing and Organising Care.

You will develop clinical skills throughout your course at our purpose built simulation facility where you will learn from mock clinical ward areas, resuscitation suites, simulated theatres, simulated homes, teaching rooms and a fully equipped filming studio.

Our local health community partners are Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield and Sheffield. There will be an opportunity for you to contact and visit each local community before making a decision about where you would like to spend your placement.

You will be able to express a preference during the application process which we will attempt to accommodate, however this cannot be guaranteed. For more information about what the placement localities can offer, see

You will work closely with your course tutors, personal tutors and clinical partners, who will provide help, advice and support throughout you course.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels BBB
International Baccalaureate 32
BTEC DDM in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U M2 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AABBB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+BB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • DBS check + Occupational Health Check required
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or grade C including Maths, English Language and a science subject
  • Interview plus 2 references (1 academic, 1 practice/experience) required DBS and Occupational Health Check required.
  • Overall IELTS grade of 7 with a minimum of 7.0 in speaking, reading, and listening, and 6.5 in writing, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on School of Nursing and Midwifery website

First year

Optional modules:

Foundations in Health and Nursing 1
Foundations in Health and Nursing 1
Foundations in Health and Nursing 2
Foundations in Health and Nursing 2

Second year

Optional modules:

Patients with acute and short term needs
Patients with acute and short term needs
Patients with complex and long-term needs
Patients with complex and long-term needs

Third year

Optional modules:

Transitions to practice - Managing and Organising Care
Transitions to practice - Managing and Organising Care
Transitions to practice: Developing Autonomy
Transitions to practice: Developing Autonomy

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

School of Nursing and Midwifery

The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a reputation for world leading research. That research feeds into our teaching.

We'll provide you with all of the knowledge and experience you need for a career in health.

Our school is part of the University's Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. We're based in Glossop Road, just outside the city centre, close to the Medical School and the Hallamshire Hospital, five minutes' walk from the main campus.

School of Nursing and Midwifery website

What our graduates do

Our graduates are passionate about improving people's lives. They join the healthcare professions, healthcare management, research, community project coordination, patient advocacy and health education.

If you want to go into nursing, midwifery or professions such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech therapy, the course is a good basis for further training at postgraduate level.

Student profile

Amber Mayo - PG Nursing Diploma

"The people here are friendly and approachable. I feel that the course has put me in an excellent position as a newly-qualified nurse."

Amber Mayo ,
PG Nursing Diploma

Disclosure and Barring Service check
All medical students are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course. Admission to the courses offered by the University of Sheffield Medical School is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4(2) (Exemption) Order 1975 and the Department of Health Circular HC (88)9 guidelines regarding child protection and police checks. All offers will therefore include a condition relating to a satisfactory DBS check.

On the UCAS form, you will need to tell us about any criminal convictions, including spent sentences, cautions (including verbal cautions), reprimands and bind-over orders.

If you have any queries regarding the DBS check please contact the Medical Admissions Office on 0114 222 5531.

Health requirements
All prospective medical students are required to show that they are not infectious carriers of hepatitis B and that they have successfully completed a course of hepatitis immunisation before starting the study programme. This is so that medical students can work with patients from the outset.

So that we can provide effective support, disabled applicants, applicants with serious health problems, or applicants who know that they are infected with hepatitis C or HIV must disclose this on their UCAS form. All potential students with significant support needs will be individually assessed to ensure that the University is able to support them on their chosen course of study.

All the above procedures must be followed precisely to avoid prejudicing your entry to the course.

If you have a disability, medical condition or learning difficulty, including dyslexia, please indicate this on your UCAS form. Contact the Medical Admissions Office for details of our admissions policy or visit our department website for further information.

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