Nursing (Adult) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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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. If you don't meet the entry requirements for this course, or you’d like extra preparation before starting degree-level study, we recommend you join the foundation course. 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. Work placements You’ll gain real-world experience through placements, projects, 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.


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 Adult Nursing Practice

Assessment method

Exams Coursework Practical

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are in the process of completing the FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at one of our partner colleges and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional, we would welcome an application from you. Please note the different application routes below: Completing the level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care means you can apply via UCAS to be considered for entry at Year 1 of your chosen professional degree Completing the full two year FdSc to level 5 means you can apply to be considered for entry in to Year 2 of this professional degree. This is a direct application process in accordance with the partnership arrangement between Sheffield Hallam University and your college, not via UCAS. Please note that places to commence this course in Year 2 are limited. • Nursing Associate Apprenticeships & Assistant Practitioner (Health) Apprenticeships will be considered on an individual basis and could enable you to commence this programme from year 2. • 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 an upper second class honours or above, you may be eligible to study our pre-registration MSc Adult Nursing

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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.


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.


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 In addition 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 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.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7IELTS 7.0 with a minimum score of 7.0 in reading, listening and speaking and 6.5 in writing

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 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. 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) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS