Taught course

Advanced Nursing Studies

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Nursing and Midwifery
Qualifications
MMedSciDiplomaCert

Entry requirements

A suitable bachelors degree or the equivalent. Our APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) programme recognises skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work. You must be a qualified nurse in your country of residence with at least 12 months‘ appropriate experience. You can be based anywhere in the world but you’ll need access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

This online course is ideal for nurses everywhere who want to develop their professional practice and move on in
their careers.

The flexible programme is perfect if you’re already in advanced nursing practice or you plan to be. It helps you build on your existing experience and develop new skills. And it’s great value for money: you’ll get one-to-one tutorial support and regular interaction with other practitioners from around the world.

The world needs health professionals

And we’re dedicated to educating them. We have strong links with other health departments at the University, including the School for Health and Related Research (ScHARR), the Department of Sociological Studies, the Medical School and the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth.

The school is close to the central University campus, opposite the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. You’ll be at the heart of student life with West Street, Broomhill and the best students’ union in the country on your doorstep.

We teach the skills that matter

Because we work closely with our partners in health and social care, your course will equip you with the skills employers are looking for. All our courses are research-led, shaped by local, national and international policy. They’re designed to be flexible, to meet the demands of a rapidly changing work environment.

We teach the skills you need to establish research and education initiatives in health and social care wherever in the world you are needed. Through our partnerships with other organisations, you’ll get the chance to network and make useful contacts.

Core modules

Masters Level Study Skills; Legal and Professional Issues in Health Care; Information and Communication in Health Care; Leadership and Change Management; Research Methods; Health Promotion and Education; Evidence-Based Practice; Teaching, Coaching and Mentorship.

Examples of optional modules

Key Issues in National and Global Public Health; Recognising and Responding to Patient Deterioration in the Acute Setting.

Teaching and assessment

The course is taught entirely online. There’s no need to attend in person. We expect you to contribute regularly to online discussion groups. Your work is assessed throughout the course – a 3,000-word assignment for each taught unit. You’ll get feedback from your tutor. You’ll also write a dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

If you already work with NHS patients in NHS Yorkshire and the Humber or East Midlands, funding may be available. Contact us for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MMedSci

distance learning
36 months

Diploma

distance learning
36 months

Cert

distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Mac Macintosh
Email
m.j.macintosh@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2054