Nursing (Mental Health) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Home fee-paying students can access a non-repayable maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per year. You may also be eligible for additional financial support based on your circumstances. Learn more at www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/health-and-social-care/fees-and-funding Course summary:

  • Understand health sciences in the practice setting.
  • Gain the skills and values to enter highly skilled employment.
  • Develop a strong professional identity and confidence.
  • Learn to develop and deliver person-centred care.
  • Collaborate with other professional groups in health and social care.
This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to become a fully qualified mental health nurse, transforming the lives of individuals and communities. This challenging, stimulating course encourages you to develop your nursing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll graduate as a reflective, competent and employable professional. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. On this course you’ll learn from enthusiastic academic staff who have a variety of clinical expertise and experience. You’ll apply your theoretical study directly to your practice setting, using the knowledge, skills and attributes you’ve gained. Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. So in some modules, you’ll learn and collaborate with students from other health and social care courses. This approach will help you to deliver person centred-care – with an understanding of how other professionals contribute to the person's journey through health and social care services. You learn through
  • practice-based learning (50%)
  • lectures
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • projects and group work
  • presentations
  • simulation
  • independent learning
  • skills rehearsal
  • technology-enhanced learning
Applied learning Work placements You’ll apply the theory you study to practice-based learning experiences. Here you’ll develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice – preparing you to become a life-long, competent professional. The experiences you’re provided with are compulsory to achieve the course’s practice-based learning outcomes. These experiences will help you build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity, and curiosity. They’ll take place in different practice-based learning environments – reflecting the range of ways services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements, alongside real-world experience of services delivered face to face to service users. We’ll ensure the practice-based learning element of your course complies with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) – which governs the mental health nursing profession. So by the end of your course, you’ll have the opportunity to show that you meet the requirements to register as a mental health nurse. Future careers This course prepares you for a career in
  • community mental health nursing
  • forensic nursing
  • acute mental health nursing
  • older adult mental health nursing
  • rehabilitation
  • prison nursing
  • children and adolescent mental health nursing
  • senior management, reaching and education
  • research and academia
  • further studies, leading to advanced practice, consultancy and clinical nursing
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work in
  • community settings
  • hospitals
  • public health
  • independent and voluntary sectors
Equipment and facilities On this course you work with
  • clinical suites
  • simulated clinical environments
  • replicated community settings

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Compulsory modules Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Fundamentals Of Nursing Practice Part 1 Placement Personal And Professional Development Sciences For Nursing Practice Year 2 Compulsory modules Applied Sciences For Nursing Practice Assessing And Addressing Complexity In Practice Developing Nursing Practice Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Part 2 Placement Final year Compulsory modules Complexity & Leadership In Professional Practice Consolidating Sciences For Nursing Practice One Credit Module – Bsc (Hons) Nursing Part 3 Placement The Advancing Professional Transition To Registration In Mental Health Nursing Practice

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B760
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, Dearne Valley College, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS to start in Year 1 Successful completion of our Foundation Year in Health, Sport & Social Care. Degrees will be considered on an individual basis, and if you already hold a first degree with upper second-class honours or above, you may be eligible to study our pre-registration MSc Mental Health Nursing. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Criminal Record Check You will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal record check prior to or during the enrolment week of your course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. You will need to present valid identity documents (PDF) (PDF, 38.1KB) as part of the application process. If you have lived outside of the UK for more than six consecutive months in the last five years, you must provide an overseas criminal record check. Further information on obtaining an overseas criminal record check. Where your DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate contains any recorded information, you must present this to the Professional Issues Team within ten working days of receipt of the certificate.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/nursing-and-midwifery/bsc-honours-nursing-mental-health/full-time

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Occupational Health Screening -You will need to undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. As part of this assessment, you are expected to provide all relevant, truthful and accurate information to ensure a safe environment for yourself and service users. Immunisations -You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge. Please obtain details of your immunisation history from your doctor so you can submit this during your Occupational Health Screening.

Interview

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview. To confirm your identity on the day, please bring a valid form of photo ID with you, preferably a passport or photo driving licence. - View our interview guidance to ensure you understand the interview process and how you can prepare for this.

Other

Helping your application succeed Experience - Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. This is so you will have an understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required for the profession at your interview. Reference - You must provide a reference from a current or recent employer or educational institution with your UCAS application. Course enrolment - professional requirements - Before enrolling, you must fully declare the following information on the pre-admission declaration forms provided during the admissions process - Unfiltered criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on unfiltered offences, please see the Disclosure and Barring Service website. - Involvement in disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or education establishments - Involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations - Enrolment on a health or social work professional course at another University. Other professional suitability information - Your full enrolment on your course will be confirmed when the Professional Issues Team have verified that your Enhanced DBS Disclosure (and overseas criminal record check where relevant) indicates that you are suitable to work with vulnerable groups, including children and clearance from your health screening has been received. - If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements from when you apply to the end of your course, please tell the Professional Issues team immediately by calling 0114 225 5637 or emailing [email protected].


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing, or a recognised equivalent.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing, or a recognised equivalent. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Nursing-and-midwifery/BSc-Honours-Nursing-Mental-Health/Full-time/


Student Outcomes

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93%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
98%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Nursing (Mental Health) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS