What will I learn?

Studying alongside other health care professionals in a health care setting, you’ll learn how to critically evaluate current research, policies and practice. You'll develop a range of clinical skills and knowledge appropriate for professional registration as an adult nurse.

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.

You’ll spend half your time gaining practical experience in a wide variety of community and clinical settings.

This course uses the following framework to help you develop valuable attributes in your practice:

  • Holistic Knowledge and Practice: a synthesis of knowledge and the available evidence from a wide range of nursing and related theory and clinical practice experiences, with the aim of providing optimum quality of care for patients/clients and their significant others. This includes the ability to work effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Saliency: assessment of the needs of patients/clients and their significant others in a way that facilitates their participation in the care process and ensures that plans of care reflect their priorities and best interests.
  • Knowing the Patient: respect for patients/clients and their significant others, valuing their life histories, their perspectives as experts in their own health career, and involvement as partners in the care process.
  • Moral Agency: nursing care should be provided within a framework of sound ethical and legal principles, anti-discriminatory practice and the empowerment of patients/clients and their significant others.
  • Skilled Know How: holistic, proficient and adept nursing care that encompasses excellence in clinical and interpersonal skills.

Which department am I in?

Health Sciences School

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£19,000.00 (US$ 24,007) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

November 2020

Venue

University of Sheffield

Western Bank,

Sheffield,

S10 2TN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold a good undergraduate four year bachelor degree and high grades in relevant individual subjects from an accredited university or college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes. For entry to MBA students need a good four year bachelor degree from an accredited university or college in the USA and at least 3 years´ post-graduation work experience. They must be at least 25 years old by the time the programme starts. Students with a lower GPA and considerable work experience may be considered. Postgraduate applicants are required to achieve a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

For international students

Students will 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. Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in Writing and a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent. TOEFL: Overall score of 88 or above, with at least 19 in Listening, 19 in Writing, 20 in Reading and 22 in Speaking.

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About this uni

Russell Group member, Sheffield, is a world top 100 university (QS 2020) and among the top 50 most international universities in the world (THE 2019).

  • Ranked among the top 100 universities in the world
  • Member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group
  • Number 1 Students’ Union in the UK
  • Number 1 in the north of England for graduate employability