Specialist Practice District Nursing at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

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

  • explore your chosen topic in-depth
  • learn how to critically and creatively apply research methods
  • develop your understanding of ethical and scientific practices
  • present your findings to your professional community
  • identify a pathway of learning that supports progression towards or within an advancing / specialist clinical role.
This dissertation course is a self-directed piece of work specific to your professional interests. Your findings will be used in the community to help improve district nursing practice. On completion of the course, you’ll be prepared to shape and improve services for patients as part of a successful career in district nursing. 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 will manage most of your own workload, but will also be supported by a supervisor. You’ll set mutually agreed deadlines, arrange meetings and share your work with your supervisor to get the most out of your learning. You’ll be encouraged to create and set your own research goals, helping you to develop your knowledge of your subject area. At the start of the course you submit a proposal outlining what you have chosen to study. Masters dissertation projects can be very diverse and can include
  • research projects
  • evaluation projects
  • service development projects
  • advanced professional practice projects
  • theoretical or literature based projects
You learn through
  • self-directed study
  • supervised learning
Applied learning Applied learning is the ethos at the heart of all Sheffield Hallam courses, meaning that you are given the opportunity to put your study into practice. You'll be taught by professionals who are active in their field - so you'll get cutting edge, industry focused knowledge of your subject. You'll gain real-world skills through placements, workshops and live projects, often getting the opportunity to work with big global brands. Work experience is also embedded into every year of the course, so you polish your workplace skills alongside building a solid knowledge of your subject. Applied learning means that when you do start work, you can dive in and make things happen. Future careers Graduates of this course have gone on to work as
  • specialist practitioners (district nursing)
  • community practitioners (nurse prescribers)
Where will I study? You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. Modules studied may differ depending when you start your course. Year 1 Compulsory modules Advancing District Nursing Practice Dissertation Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Evidence Based Approaches To Long Term Conditions Fundamentals Of District Nursing Nurse Prescribing (V100) Researching For Practice (Taught) The Enhanced Critically Thinking Leader Final year Compulsory modules Advancing District Nursing Practice Dissertation Enhancing Quality Of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Evidence Based Approaches To Long Term Conditions Fundamentals Of District Nursing Nurse Prescribing (V100) Researching For Practice (Taught) The Enhanced Critically Thinking Leader

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 • to have completed the PgDip in Specialist Practice District Nursing • to have the recordable NMC Specialist Practice District Nurse Qualification • to have relevant work experience • to have relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support • to have current registration on part 1 (Nursing) of the Nursing and Midwifery Councils (NMC) register • self-declaration of good health and character, as required by the NMC 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. This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7You will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in all skills, 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 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. This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.

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/MSc-Specialist-Practice-District-Nursing/Part-time/


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