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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

imgOur 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.

Nursing StudentYou'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.CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at King University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The School of Nursing programs are fully approved by 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:

Program Outcomes

King nursing graduates are prepared, at the beginning level of practice, to meet the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008). Following completion of the program, all graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), however, the decision to grant a license is determined by the appropriate state board of nursing.

Upon successful completion of the King University Nursing program and licensure, all graduates are prepared as generalist ready to assume professional nursing roles in a variety of hospital or community settings and all have been provided with an adequate foundation for graduate study. The AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice are:

  1. Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice
  2. Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety
  3. Scholarship for Evidence-based Practice
  4. Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology
  5. Healthcare Policy, Finance and Regulatory Environments
  6. Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes
  7. Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  8. Professionalism and Professional Values
  9. Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate readiness to practice as a generalist professional nurse at the baccalaureate level as evidenced by successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam.
  2. Students will be able to perform a comprehensive health assessment in order to identify actual and potential health risks
  3. Students will be able to analyze evidence presented in research literature in order to identify best nursing care practices.

BSN Faculty

Tracy Slemp - Dean, School of Nursing

Karen Bordwine

Mica Brown

Michelle Cash

Terry Cooper

Amy Edmison

Julia Ferguson

Robin Foreman

Rhonda Morgan

Jessica Price

Andrea Robertson, BSN Coordinator

BSN Handbook

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.

Nursing Coursework

To view all required courses for a BSN click here.

For Nursing course descriptions click here.

Laptop Requirement

The BSN program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless and webcam capability.





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