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Sheffield Hallam University

Nursing (Mental Health)

UCAS Code: B760

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Access to HE Diploma for a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, social sciences or nursing. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including English language or literature and Mathematics or equivalent* and Science or equivalent* *GCSE equivalent Maths • GCSE grade D Mathematics • Functional Skills L2 • Key Skills L2 • L2 Numeracy • Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course GCSE equivalent English • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk *GCSE science equivalents • OCR science level 2 • science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification • science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits gained at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) • science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS points with at least 48 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels. We accept A level General Studies.

20%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Mental health nursing

Study to become a mental health nurse in facilities described by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as 'a beacon for the future development of health education in this country'.

**What you study**
Key areas of study include • communication skills • public health • biological sciences • practical nursing skills • social sciences • psychology • ethics • professional requirements • family centred care • leadership • evidence based practice.

**Teaching and learning**
We use a wide range of teaching and learning strategies throughout the course. You are encouraged to link the theory and practice of nursing through case scenarios, real life situations and reflection on practice. You take part in workshops, seminars, simulation, role play and key skills practice, which help you prepare for placement and gain the evidence based knowledge and professional attitudes to underpin your practice.

We encourage you to develop independent learning skills so you can make the most of your academic and practical experience, which prepares you for personal and professional development beyond registration as a nurse. You also develop resilience and build employability skills, so you are ready for the wide range of career opportunities offered by the developing role of the nurse.

The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing delivers courses that enable graduates to register as professionals across a range of health and social care related subject areas.

Current government policy drivers require different professional groups to work much more closely together in order to deliver better outcomes for people that use services, whilst making best use of public resources. The size and scope of provision at Sheffield Hallam means that you get to learn with, from and about other professions within health and social care.

Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies.

You also gain insight into other fields of nursing during the course.

**Facilities**
We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. Our clinical suites include simulated clinical environments and replicated community settings, in which you learn and work. This makes it easier for you to take what you've learnt at university out into the real world with confidence.

**Placements and work experience**
Practice-based learning is central to your development and you spend 50% of each year on placement within either a hospital, community or independent sector setting across the Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Bassetlaw and Barnsley region. You will undertake a range of exciting placements in stimulating environments, helping you build your skills, confidence, flexibility, adaptability and resilience, which are essential to a registered nurse providing care in transforming services.

During your placements you will be provided with a mentor to help you develop your skills and competency. Your academic study supports your learning on placement and your placement experience allows you to develop your thinking about the application of evidence to practice. This will help you to develop both personally and professionally, and you will become a knowledgeable problem solver and critical thinker.

**Professional recognition**
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a nurse in the UK.

Modules

**Placements** Placements are in a range of contemporary healthcare settings in acute, community and long-term care environments. You have exposure to high dependency care and a consolidation placement which allows you to make the transition from student to qualified nurse.

**Year one modules** • essentials of nursing science and practice • essentials of biosciences for nursing practice • introduction to relationship centred care: science and practice • understanding the centrality of the patient in relationship centred care • fundamentals of public health : science and practice • foundations for effective collaborative practice

**Year two modules** • integrating the science and practice of nursing • developing relationship centred care: science and practice • evidence based caring through therapeutic relationships • application of the science and practice of public health • developing capability for effective collaborative practice

**Year three modules** • consolidating the science and practice of nursing • leadership and management for excellence in relationship centred care: science and practice • managing public health: science and practice • enhancing quality of services through effective collaborative practice • evaluating evidence for practice

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Project work
• Coursework
• Case studies
• Report
• Assessment of competence in the placement areas

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Single tier structure

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
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Mental health nursing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
75%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
14%
Caring personal services
8%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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