School of Health Sciences

Fields of Nursing

When you apply for your nursing course, you will need to choose one from up to four fields of nursing (depending on the course you have chosen) in which to specialise.

Select a branch below to find out more about learning in practice within that field of nursing and the career opportunities once you've qualified.

The four fields of nursing:


Practical experience

Caring for people isn't easy and although you gain a lot of knowledge in a teaching environment, it's only by working in practice, with real patients and other healthcare professionals, that you begin to develop the skills and experience of a competent nurse. 

During your nursing course, you'll split your time equally between theoretical study and practice placement, experiencing all stages of the patient journey. This holistic approach will give you a wide perspective and demonstrate some of the challenges that both patients and healthcare professionals face at various stages. 

Ongoing support 

During your placement you’ll benefit from the continuous support of a dedicated practice assessors and sipervisors. In recent evaluations, students have rated the level and quality of support received as exceptional. 

School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559