Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Course summary

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  • Gain the skills to join the rewarding and in-demand field of mental health nursing.
  • Develop professional skills for leadership roles in clinical or academic settings.
  • Broaden your knowledge alongside other health and social care professionals.
  • Learn from enthusiastic experts with a variety of clinical experience.
  • Benefit from real-world experience with placements and hands-on practicals.
This unique course offers you an exciting opportunity to become a fully qualified nurse, providing compassionate nursing care in mental health. You’ll consider the changing nature of health, illness and recovery – as well as the relationship between healthcare professionals and service users. You’ll graduate as a reflective, competent and employable professional. This foundation year course is for those who don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc Nursing (Mental Health) course, or would like extra preparation before starting degree-level study. 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 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. The course is a blend of theory and hands-on practical work, giving you the opportunity to practise what you learn in both simulated and real-world settings. You learn through:
  • Exams
  • Poster presentation
  • Reflective writing
  • Assessment of proficiency in practice
  • Extended project
  • Group and individual presentations
  • Written assessment
Applied learning Live Projects Applied learning takes place in our specialist labs, practice facilities, simulation environments and workshops – as well externally through field trips, educational visits, digital technologies, and even by loan access to specialist equipment so you can work on or off-campus. These activities are directed or supported by lecturers or technical experts, providing you with opportunities to practise and apply your learning. Practice learning takes place in a range of settings where nurses care for adults, children, and young people. You’ll participate in activities that contribute to your training and demonstrate the responsibilities involved. Work Placements You’ll apply your learning through real-world placements, projects, internships and voluntary activities. These take place in work settings, through online interfaces and within the university. There’s also an optional placement – where you can arrange an experience nationally or internationally to meet your personal professional development needs and support your employability. You’ll be supervised and supported by practice supervisors, practice assessors, link lecturers and academic assessors – enabling you to learn and safely achieve proficiency and autonomy in your professional role.


Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page. Year 1 Compulsory modules Developing The Fundamentals Of A Healthcare Professional Promotion Of Contemporary Issues In Healthcare Year 2 Compulsory modules Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Fundamentals Of Nursing Practice Part 1 Placement Personal And Professional Development Sciences For Nursing Practice Year 3 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, Exam, Practical

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each skill.

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Student Outcomes

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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. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

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

Nursing (Mental Health) with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS