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Nursing (Adult) BMedSci

Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School

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    Course description

    Nursing student with patient

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    A selection of modules are available each year - some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course. From May of the year of entry, formal programme regulations will be available in our Programme Regulations Finder.

    Choose a year to see modules for a level of study:

    Title: Nursing (Adult) BMedSci course structure
    UCAS code: B740
    Years: 2022, 2023

    Core modules:

    Foundations in Health and Nursing 1

    This Unit will lay the foundation level knowledge, skills and the professional attributes and values required for contemporary nursing practice. It offers students a broad and applied introduction to the study of nursing through the lifespan and its practice within contemporary health and social care. Students will explore the wider aspects of health and illness and issues which impact upon them. Students will learn skills of access, retrieval and begin to engage with the evidence base for nursing practice and engage and reflect on its application through supervised practice within a multi-disciplinary team context. Students will be introduced to work with people from different fields of practice: mental health, learning disability, mother and child, adult and child fields of nursing in the context of adult nursing.

    60 credits
    Foundations in Health and Nursing 2

    This Unit will continue to develop foundation level knowledge, skills and the professional attributes and values required for contemporary nursing practice. It continues to offer students a broad and applied introduction to the study of nursing through the lifespan and its practice within contemporary health and social care. Students will explore the wider aspects of health and illness and issues which impact upon these. They will learn skills of access, retrieval and appraising the evidence base for nursing practice and engage and reflect on its application within clinical practice through supervised practice within a multi-disciplinary team placement. Students will again be encouraged to take the opportunity to work with people from different fields of practice: mental health, learning disability, mother and child, adult and child fields of nursing in the context of adult nursing.

    60 credits

    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. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

    Learning and assessment

    Learning

    You'll learn through lectures, independent study and clinical placements.

    We invest to create the right environment for you. That means outstanding facilities, study spaces and support, including 24/7 online access to our online library service.

    Study spaces and computers are available to offer you choice and flexibility for your study. Our five library sites give you access to over 1.3 million books and periodicals. You can access your library account and our rich digital collections from anywhere on or off campus. Other library services include study skills training to improve your grades, and tailored advice from experts in your subject.

    Learning support facilities and library opening hours

    Assessment

    You'll be assessed by exams, coursework and practical tasks.

    Programme specification

    This tells you the aims and learning outcomes of this course and how these will be achieved and assessed.

    Find programme specification for this course

    Entry requirements

    You must meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to the course start date, which is September each year.

    This course is not presently open to international applicants.  We are unable to accept international applications, as clinical placement capacity is confined by local staffing requirements.

    With Access Sheffield, you could qualify for additional consideration or an alternative offer - find out if you're eligible

    The A Level entry requirements for this course are:
    BBB

    A Levels + additional qualifications BBC + B in a relevant EPQ; BBC + B in Core Maths

    International Baccalaureate 32

    BTEC Extended Diploma DDM in a relevant subject

    Scottish Highers AABBB

    Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + BB

    Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit

    Other requirements
    • 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C including English, Maths and a science

    • An interview with 1 reference + DBS and Occupational Health Assessment is required

    • Caring experience: while we value your caring experience it is still important that you meet the academic entry requirements of the programme. If you are currently studying towards meeting the entry requirements, we welcome you to apply. If you meet the Level 3 requirements but aren't sure if your GCSE/equivalent qualifications are sufficient then please contact us to discuss this

    • Work experience: nursing is a demanding career. We therefore look for experience that shows you have some idea about what nursing involves – this could be anything from volunteering in a hospital or nursing home setting to shadowing a practice nurse

    The A Level entry requirements for this course are:
    BBC

    A Levels + additional qualifications BBC + B in a relevant EPQ; BBC + B in Core Maths

    International Baccalaureate 31

    BTEC Extended Diploma DMM in a relevant subject

    Scottish Highers ABBBB

    Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + BC

    Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit

    Other requirements
    • 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C including English, Maths and a science

    • An interview with 1 reference + DBS and Occupational Health Assessment is required

    • Caring experience: while we value your caring experience it is still important that you meet the academic entry requirements of the programme. If you are currently studying towards meeting the entry requirements, we welcome you to apply. If you meet the Level 3 requirements but aren't sure if your GCSE/equivalent qualifications are sufficient then please contact us to discuss this

    • Work experience: nursing is a demanding career. We therefore look for experience that shows you have some idea about what nursing involves – this could be anything from volunteering in a hospital or nursing home setting to shadowing a practice nurse

    English language requirements

    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 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in Speaking, Reading and Listening, and 6.5 in Writing; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

    Equivalent English language qualifications

    Visa and immigration requirements

    Other qualifications | UK and EU/international

    Health clearance

    All new students must obtain occupational health clearance, which may require an individual assessment. This is to ensure that you meet the fitness to practice standards detailed on the Higher Education Occupational Practitioners (HEOPS) guidance.

    We offer support to students with additional needs, for example, through the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service or Student Support Services. You can find out more about the network of support services we provide. A very small number of conditions might, on health and safety grounds, affect your registration with the appropriate regulatory body and your ability to practise in certain clinical situations.

    If you're offered a place, you'll need to comply with the Department of Health and Social Care mandatory immunisation requirements.

    You should have at least two Covid vaccinations to protect yourself and vulnerable people in your placement areas.

    If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

    Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School

    Nursing students with patients in clinical setting

    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 provide an excellent study environment for health professionals across our main campus and Clinical Skills Centre. If you study a health professions course with us, you’ll be based close to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. The hospital is home to the Sheffield Medical School, and is where you’ll find our dedicated Health Sciences Library.

    Facilities

    Our Clinical Skills Centre is based at the Northern General Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The centre contains mock clinical wards, resuscitation suites, simulated theatres and teaching rooms – a perfect facility for training the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.

    Health Sciences School

    Why choose Sheffield?

    The University of Sheffield

      A top 100 university 2022
    QS World University Rankings

      92 per cent of our research is rated in the highest two categories
    Research Excellence Framework 2021

      No 1 Students' Union in the UK
    Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

    Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School

    University of Sheffield is within the top 100 in the world for clinical and health subjects

    Times Higher Education (THE) World Subject Rankings 2021

    Top 3 in the UK for Nursing

    The Complete University Guide 2022

    Top 10 in the UK for Nursing

    The Guardian University Guide 2022

    97% overall student satisfaction

    National Student Survey 2019


    Nursing (Adult) BMedSci

    Adult Nursing top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (number 1 for Russell Group)

    National Student Survey 2020

    Graduate careers

    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.

    Why study a degree in adult nursing?

    Fees and funding

    Fees

    Additional costs

    The annual fee for your course includes a number of items in addition to your tuition. If an item or activity is classed as a compulsory element for your course, it will normally be included in your tuition fee. There are also other costs which you may need to consider.

    Examples of what’s included and excluded

    Funding your study

    Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for a bursary, scholarship or loan to help fund your study and enhance your learning experience.

    Use our Student Funding Calculator to work out what you’re eligible for.

    Additional funding

    If you're studying one of our health care courses, you could be eligible for funding from the NHS.

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    If you've made an application to study with us, we may invite you for an interview. If you are then successful in receiving an offer, we'll invite you to one of our applicant days. These applicant days have a strong department focus and give you the chance to really explore student life here, even if you've visited us before.

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    Apply

    Make sure you've done everything you need to do before you apply, including reading about the nursing selection process for this course.

    How to apply When you're ready to apply, see the UCAS website:
    www.ucas.com

    This course is not presently open to international applicants.

    The awarding body for this course is the University of Sheffield.

    Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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    2022-2023

    Make sure you've done everything you need to do before you apply, including reading about the nursing selection process for this course.

    How to apply When you're ready to apply, see the UCAS website:
    www.ucas.com

    This course is not presently open to international applicants.