The West Ham United midfielder has impressed many with his performances on his return to the Premier League but the 30-year-old is yet to win recognition from the senior national squad.
Nolan said: "It does hurt I haven't got one [England cap] I must admit, and it does hurt a bit, but it is something I have got to live with and I'm a big boy.
"I don't know what more I can do to be quite honest. I've scored goals consistently for a number of years, I dropped down a division but consistently scored goals down there.
"I think I have at least deserved a call-up and a chance to prove myself at that level."
Nolan is expected to start for the Hammers against his former club Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.