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Admissions Requirements

King University welcomes students who desire:

  • An excellent education
  • A setting where Christian values are foundational

Admission to the University is competitive and based on an overall evaluation including:

  • Demonstrated academic achievement
  • Personal motivation
  • Qualities of character
  • Leadership ability

Admission decisions reflect genuine concern for the applicants as well as for the integrity of King University.

Admissions Procedure

  • An Associate degree or diploma in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.
  • A current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or a compact Multi-State license. Applicant should not be on probation and must report any past or current disciplinary action taken by a State Board.

To apply for admission to the RN to BSN program, individuals must take the following steps:

  • Submit a completed application.
  • Submit official transcripts (transcript request form) from ALL colleges or universities previously attended. 
  • Demonstrate a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75/4.0 in previous courses at the community college or diploma program level.
  • Submit verification of current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or a compact Multi-State license.  Applicant should not be on probation and must report any past or current disciplinary action taken by a State Board.
  • Submit a copy of current CPR certification.

Once your application packet is complete for review, it will be submitted to the Admissions Committee for a complete review and assessment.

Special Considerations

The School of Nursing has a cohort cancellation policy that reserves the right to cancel any cohort 10 calendar days prior to the orientation date if minimum enrollment has not been met.

Transfer Credit

Prior to graduation, all undergraduate students must complete at least 30 semester hours of general education courses that include at least one (1) course in each of the following:

  • Composition
  • College mathematics
  • Science (with a laboratory)
  • Religion or psychology or sociology or anthropology or intermediate foreign language
  • History or political science or economics
  • Humanities:  literature or art or fine art or music or theatre

To reach the remainder of the 30 hours:

  • Any course (s) in the liberal arts and sciences

Total semester hours required to earn a King University Bachelor degree: 124 including general education, major, and elective credits. For questions concerning qualified transfer credit, please work with your Enrollment Counselor. 

If you have specific questions about admissions requirements feel free to email us at admissions@king.edu or call toll free at 800.362.0014.