School of Nursing, Allied and Public Health

Kingston University is one of the largest providers of pre-registration nursing in London and a thriving hub for research and innovation. Nursing is based at the beautiful, landscaped Kingston Hill campus, just outside Kingston upon Thames town centre. Employers, service users and students all contribute to the development of our teaching which is practice-based and highly responsive to changing health and social care needs.

Our research areas include primary care nursing, health and social care issues for people with long-term conditions, the education of professionals, workforce innovation and patient and public involvement. We ensure that our research has a positive impact on the student experience and the quality of our educational portfolio.

Equally important to students are our state-of-the-art, high fidelity skill laboratory facilities, including live video and audio, mobile and online technologies and innovations such as using role play in simulated learning.

We are top in England for General Nursing and also No.1 in London and No.6 in the UK for Mental Health Nursing and No.5 in the UK for Children's Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2024).

As well as expertise in pre-registration nursing, the School is recognised for its innovative, flexible approaches in supporting workforce development. We offer a range of workforce development courses and modules, including the Nursing Associate apprentice and Advanced Clinical Practice, and the fully-online delivery of the Professional Nurse Advocate and the Critical Care courses.

We have worked with employers to design and deliver a range of programmes which support workforce expertise.

King's Academy

We also accredit in-house learning for the sector; this includes our partnership with the King's Academy, part of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, for the accreditation of its modules. For more information, please email us.

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Fields of nursing practice


Adult nurses work across all care settings, from acute care to community-based services. The field of adult nursing is focused on supporting people to manage their health and well-being. This encompasses public health, acute care, management of long-term conditions and supportive care.


Children's nurses work with children and young people (from 0 to 19) in partnership with their family, in acute and community settings. This includes promoting well-being and development for children, supporting children and their family through acute episodes of ill health. There is also a focus on children with ongoing and complex health care needs.

Learning Disabilities

Learning disability nurses study the factors affecting the health and wellbeing of individuals in our society, health inequalities and the promotion of improved health outcomes for people with a learning disability, across the lifespan.

Mental Health

One in four people experience mental health problems in any given year. Mental health nurses work in collaboration with service users, their relatives and carers towards recovery.

Nursing Associate

Nursing associates contribute to the care of individual's across all four fields of nursing. By developing specialist and transferable clinical and interpersonal skills and knowledge.

Clinical skills and simulations

Our Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills Team will ensure you develop clinical skills fundamental to deliver high-quality care to patients in all fields of nursing within clinical, community and practice health settings in a safe environment.

You will take part in award-winning innovative simulations with role players and full body manikins that provide unprecedented opportunities to acquire, develop and maintain the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours needed for safe and effective patient care.

Research in the School of Nursing, Allied and Public Health

Academic staff in the School of Nursing, Allied and Public Health