Getting into nursing these days is not a case of signing on with your local hospital and attending their nurse training school. Those easier days are well gone. Today’s nurse is a fully degree educated professional. Many a nursing career is begun with good, structured online e-larning via one of the main universities in collaboration with a national teaching hospital. Nurse education needs to fully meet the needs of all professional bodies and organisations in their quest to supply the best possible quality of nursing and healthcare. The top universities offer outstanding e-learning courses to kick start a career in adult nursing, or for specialities like learning disabilities or nursing mental health. There has been a great deal spoken about mental illness in the last few years and taking a degree in this very specialised branch will enhance any nursing career. Acute and forensic mental health services also need online education to fulfil a need in this very important healthcare discipline.