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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:
You'll apply classroom knowledge and gain hands-on experience through:
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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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.
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
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:
Tracy Slemp - Dean, School of Nursing
Andrea Robertson, BSN Coordinator
Click here to review the most current Bachelor of Science in Nursing handbook.
Click here to review the BSN Plan of Study.
To view all required courses for a BSN click here.
For Nursing course descriptions click here.
The BSN program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless
and webcam capability.