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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:0,M:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from 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 18 level 3 credits should be graded at merit level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English and Science grade C or 4 and above and Maths at grade D or 3. Accept Maths and English equivalencies from equivaliencytesting.co.uk. The GCSE Science equivalents we accept are OCR science level 2, science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS points from A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. A combination of qualifications, which may include A-level General Studies.

35%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mental health nursing

Course summary
Gain the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities
Learn in our modern clinical facilities.
Develop a strong professional identity as well as confidence in developing and delivering relationship-centred care.
This course offers you an exciting opportunity to become a fully qualified mental health nurse. It is challenging yet fun, and encourages you to develop your nursing skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

Your learning will be facilitated through modules that focus on the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) competencies and essential skills. Practice learning is an essential component of pre-registration nursing curriculum and takes up 50% of your learning.

Nurses are an integral part of a multidisciplinary team and you study partly alongside students from other health disciplines, such as social workers, radiographers and physiotherapists. This allows you to develop team-working skills and understand the contribution of different professionals to patient care.

You learn through

workshops
seminars
practice-based learning
simulation
role play and key skills practice

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:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,250
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:

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

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.

81%
med
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.

Mental health nursing

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

87%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

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.

£21,909
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Welfare professionals
0%
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.

Mental health nursing

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

£25k

£25k

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£28k

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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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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