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

Course summary

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  • Gain the knowledge, skills and values to provide competent nursing care.
  • Develop a strong professional identity to prepare for future leadership roles.
  • Broaden your knowledge alongside other health and social care professionals.
  • Learn from enthusiastic academic staff who have a variety of clinical expertise.
  • 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, transforming the lives of individuals and communities. You’ll gain a wide range of skills and experience while considering the relationship between healthcare professionals and service users. You’ll graduate as a reflective and highly employable professional. This foundation year course is for you if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing course, or you’d 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. Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team. You’ll have the chance to learn and collaborate with students from other health and social care courses, helping you 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:
  • Exams
  • Poster presentation
  • Reflective writing
  • Assessment of proficiency in practice
  • An extended project
  • Group and individual presentations
  • Written assessment
Key themes In the first year you’ll establish the fundamentals of nursing in your chosen field, further developing your knowledge, skills and attitudes through a variety of placement learning experiences. In your second year you’ll build on these fundamental skills by exploring the complexity of care provided to adults and children who use services, as well as their carers. In your final year you’ll consolidate your knowledge, attitudes and skills by leading nursing care in diverse settings. Applied learning Live projects You’ll apply your learning in our specialist labs, practice facilities, simulation environments and workshops – as well as externally through field trips, educational visits and digital technologies. You’ll also have loan access to specialist equipment so you can work on or off-campus, and you’ll be supported by lecturers and technical experts. You’ll practise your learning in a range of settings where nurses care for adults, children and young people. You’ll take part in all activities that contribute to your training and demonstrate the responsibilities involved.


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 Adult 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

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

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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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
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. 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:

Sponsorship information

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

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