Course details

A Levels BBB Other entry requirements
UCAS code B740
Duration 3 years
Fees and additional costs Home students Overseas students Fee status help
Related subjects Health and Human Sciences Nursing Public Health

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Undergraduate admissions team
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
Telephone +44 114 222 2030

School of Nursing and Midwifery

97% overall student satisfaction
National Student Survey 2019

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 into the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional register as an adult nurse.

You'll stay in one geographical area for all your clinical placements at one of our healthcare providers. We take a local community approach, which gives you experience in hospitals, communities and primary care services.

Your placement experiences enable you to 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'll study six units across your course (two per year):
- Foundations in Nursing and Health 1
- Foundations in Nursing and Health 2
- Developing Nursing Practice: Caring for People with Acute and Short Term Care Needs
- Developing Nursing Practice: Caring for People with Long Term and Complex Care Needs
- Transitions to Professional Practice 1
- Transitions to Professional Practice 2

You'll develop clinical skills throughout your course at our purpose-built simulation facility. This facility includes 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'd prefer to spend your placements.

You will be able to express a preference during the application process which we will attempt to accommodate. However this cannot be guaranteed.

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

This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). It will give you the clinical skills and knowledge you need for entry into the NMC professional register as an adult nurse.

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 + DBS check. An Occupational Health Check is required.
A Levels + additional qualifications BBC + B in a relevant EPQ; BBC + B in Core Maths
International Baccalaureate 32
BTEC DDM in a relevant subject
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
  • An interview with 1 reference + DBS and Occupational Health Check is required
  • 5 GCSEs, including English, Maths and a science at grade C or grade 4
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7 with a minimum of 7.0 in Speaking, Reading, Listening and 6.5 in Writing; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
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.

Nursing and Midwifery website

First year

Core modules:

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

Second year

Core modules:

Developing Nursing Practice: Caring for people with acute and short-term needs
Developing Nursing Practice: Caring for people with long-term and complex needs

Third year

Core modules:

Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 2
Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice 1

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.

Nursing and Midwifery

We work closely with the Royal College of Nursing to explore how education meets the needs of the NHS workforce. This means that we're ideally placed to offer you high-quality courses, informed by the latest research in the field.

We're part of the University's Heath Sciences School in the 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.

Nursing and Midwifery website

What our graduates do

B740 BMedSci Nursing (Adult)
The BMed Sci (Hons) in Nursing (Adult) programme aims to prepare you for the complex world of health care practice and to be able to manage the uncertainty integral to this working environment. In doing so, you'll develop an understanding of how the NHS and health and social care organisations function and interrelate, how policy and organisational factors impact on and influence the engagement and performance of all those involved. You'll also develop the technical, intellectual and inter-personal skills necessary to engage actively and competently in multi-disciplinary, inter-agency care delivery.

Successful completion of the programme will allow you to seek Registration on the appropriate part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register. The NMC is the Statutory Body which regulates the education and practice of the nursing, midwifery and health visiting professions.

Our graduates are passionate about improving people's lives. They join the nursing profession fulfilling roles in primary, community and secondary care, education and management.

B991 BMedSci Health and Human Sciences
When you graduate from this course, you'll be passionate about improving people's lives and the health of the population. You might pursue a career in public health, healthcare management, health research, health policy or in a range of other areas.

You might also do postgraduate training in a specific health profession, such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy, nursing and other frontline roles.

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

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