Welcome to the School of Nursing
The King's quality 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 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.
School of Nursing Mission Statement
To educate students for professional nursing practice by integrating learning, living, and faith in a collegiate environment of academic rigor and Christian nurture and to prepare students for lifelong learning with a theoretical foundation based on Judeo-Christian principles, and the liberal arts and sciences.
School of Nursing Vision Statement
To be the most academically respected, student focused, Christ-centered nursing program in the region. King University graduates will promote nursing science and reflect the Christian value of serving our communities with excellence and compassion.