Taught course

Nursing Studies leading to professional registration as an Adult Nurse

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

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:2 degree in a relevant area such as social sciences, human sciences, biomedical sciences, public services, and GCSE Mathematics, English and Science.

You'll also need to show that you have 650 hours of health care experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course description

Our approach to teaching is innovative. Instead of sitting in a lecture theatre, you’ll work on solutions to specific problems. This helps you develop the skills and the confidence you need. You’ll study alongside other health care professionals in a health care setting.

You'll learn how to critically evaluate current research, policies and practice. By linking theory to practice, you’ll develop a range of clinical skills and knowledge appropriate for professional registration as an adult nurse.

Course content

The course is 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent practice, based on four core units of study:

  • Foundations in Health and Nursing
  • Patients with Acute and Short-Term Needs
  • Patients with Long-Term Conditions and Complex Needs
  • Transitions to Practice: managing and organising care

Teaching and learning

This course uses an innovative problem- based learning strategy to help you think about real clinical practice scenarios. A strong emphasis on cooperative learning helps you manage unfamiliar situations, make reasoned decisions, adapt to change, and plan your future learning. It’s a realistic and challenging preparation for registration.

Assessment

You’re assessed on theory and practice. In practice, you’ll need to achieve a number of competencies by the end of each unit, assessed by your clinical mentor. Your theoretical knowledge is assessed by written assignments, case studies, poster presentations and exams.

Course duration

  • 2 years full-time
  • We take cohorts of students in January and November

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Elaine Whitton
Email
snm-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2069