Welcome to the School of Nursing
Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offers a baccalaureate degree to prelicensured nursing students. Our traditional nursing program can be completed in eight consecutive semesters (four years).
The quality of King's nursing program is evidenced by the significant number of our students who are recruited for key positions before they graduate. Many receive offers for positions from their first-choice employer.
King's nursing program is built on a holistic philosophy that promotes caring relationships and critical thinking. You'll learn to:
- Promote diversity; social tolerance and justice; and personal, interpersonal, and professional development.
- Support mission work and an interdisciplinary process.
- Focus on the physical, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of health.
- Develop key competencies to promote, maintain, and restore health through planned classroom and clinical experiences.
- Develop working relationships with faculty who are highly qualified as skilled practitioners and educators.
- Interact with classmates who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and experiences.
You'll apply classroom knowledge and gain hands-on experience through:
- Clinical experiences at area hospitals and community settings, where you will gain the skills and knowledge to care for a variety of patients with non-acute and acute illnesses.
- Research. You will learn techniques to research clinical problems and offer evidence based solutions to improve patient outcomes.
- The opportunity to participate in mission trips to Honduras, India, Brazil, and Italy, or opportunities in Washington D.C.
- Service learning by assisting in free health clinics, school systems, and community programs.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at King University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
The School of Nursing programs operate on an approval status with the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and are a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
For the 2017-18 academic year, the University will temporarily suspend admission to its pre-licensure Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Students currently enrolled in the Traditional BSN program and other nursing programs will not be affected by the decision, and may continue to pursue their degrees under existing curriculum requirements. In addition, BSN graduates will remain eligible to take the NCLEX. All King nursing programs remain accredited.
Helpful links for future BSN Students:
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (AACN.CCNE) http://www.aacn.nche.edu
- Tennessee Board of Nursing https://tn.gov/health/topic/nursing-board
- National Council State Boards of Nursing https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm
- American Nurses Association http://www.nursingworld.org/
- Tennessee Nurses Association http://www.tnaonline.org/
- Virginia Board of Nursing http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/
- Virginia Nurses Association http://virginianurses.com/
- Southern Educational Regional Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing http://www.sreb.org/page/1081/nursing_education.html
- National League for Nursing (NLN) http://www.nln.org
Student expected outcomes:
1. Be successful on NCLEX - RN exam, with a targeted benchmark of 90% pass.
2. Administer and manage safe and culturally sensitive nursing care to clients with diverse needs across the lifespan and in a variety of settings, to promote, maintain or restore health by integrating the following core nursing competencies: assessment and therapeutic intervention skills; communication skills, critical thinking skills, human caring relationships; teaching skills, management skills; leadership skills; and knowledge integration skills (arts and sciences, nursing and related health sciences).
3. Collaborate with nurses, other healthcare providers, religious congregations, and community agencies to promote, maintain or restore health and achieve quality health outcomes.
4. Incorporate relevant evidence and contemporary technology to promote effective health and function of clients, employers, communities, self, and the profession.
5. Implement professional, legal, ethical, and social standards, with responsibility and accountability for quality care and safety to clients, employer, profession, society, and self.
6. Engage in continued learning and development to improve the quality of professional and personal competence and accountability.
7. Engage in activities to promote respectful citizenship, Christian values, and the positive health and well being of those in diverse communities.
Tracy Slemp - Dean, School of Nursing
Andrea Robertson, BSN Coordinator
Click here to review the most current Bachelor of Science in Nursing handbook.
BSN Plan of Study
Click here to review the BSN Plan of Study.