Specialist Practice District Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary

  • Enhance and develop your leadership and management skills.
  • Foster excellence in practice to meet the challenges involved in complex care provision.
  • Develop detailed knowledge and meet the Standards for Specialist Practice.
  • Develop personal resilience as an autonomous and independent decision-maker.
Aimed at students who can demonstrate their ability to study at the required level, this course helps you to extend and develop a critical understanding of the advances in district nursing practice. You will learn how to maximise relationships with key partners and coordinate care for people in their own homes and other environments. 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. You have the opportunity to select full-time or part-time study. You learn through a combination of University-based and practice learning. The course is made up of 50% practice and 50% theory. University-based and practice learning experiences are effectively combined in order to achieve the learning outcomes for the programme as a whole. This culminates in a consolidated block of learning at the end of the programme. The teaching team consists of academics and experts in practice. The curriculum design is innovative in the way in which it integrates learning from practice and theory throughout. You can study individual modules from this course and gain academic credit towards a qualification. Visit our continuing professional development web page for more information. You learn through
  • group work
  • lectures and seminars
  • workshops
  • learning in the workplace
  • independent study
  • insight visits and alternative practice
Applied learning Work placements You must have sponsorship (employment) with a health care provider for the duration of the course. Students will be assigned a placement and practice teacher/mentor within their sponsoring healthcare organisation. Practice experience occurs as a combination of block and day placements. Alternative practice placements are negotiated with the practice teacher and would normally be spent in a different placement or organisational setting.


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. Compulsory modules Advancing District Nursing Practice 30 Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice 15 Evidence Based Approaches To Long Term Conditions 15 Fundamentals Of District Nursing 15 Nurse Prescribing (V100) 15 Researching For Practice (Taught) 15 The Enhanced Critically Thinking Leader 15

Assessment method

Coursework Exam

Professional bodies

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

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Entry requirements

To complete the course you typically need • at least 120 credits at level 6 (or pending results prior to the course starting) • current registration on part one (nursing) of the Nursing and Midwifery Council-s (NMC) register • normally at least one year's post-registration experience • to be working as a community staff nurse working in a community team • self-declaration of good health and character as required by the NMC • to have successfully applied for a student district nurse NHS training post • to have a sponsoring health care organisation and be employed by the NHS for the duration of the course If you are shortlisted you attend a joint NHS and Sheffield Hallam Interview. You must bring original copies of your qualifications, certificates, NMC registration, course application form and references with you. This interview is your opportunity to demonstrate that you have the personal, NHS values based and intellectual qualities to complete the course and meet the required standards to become a district nurse. You must show how you strive to improve health and wellbeing and peoples experience of the NHS. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Course enrolment - professional requirements Before enrolling, you must fully declare during the admissions process any • unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings. For further information on convictions that must be declared see the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) website. • disciplinary proceedings during paid or voluntary employment or educational establishments • involvement with safeguarding proceedings, social services or related organisations You also need to complete • a DBS Enhanced Disclosure, and provide us with a copy of your DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate if requested. Enrolment also depends on the DBS check being deemed suitable for professional training. • occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course and an approved programme of immunisation, as recommended by the Department of Health. Health screening and immunisation are provided by your employer. If your personal circumstances change in relation to any of the professional requirements - from when you apply to the end of your course - you must tell the Professional Issues Team immediately by calling 0114 225 3995 or 0114 225 5786. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in all skills, 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

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

Specialist Practice District Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS