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King University News :: King to Host GPS Information Sessions at Pellissippi State in Friendsville on July 24

Friendsville, Tenn. - King University will host an information session for Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs (GPS) degree options including Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) programs on Wednesday, July 24 at Pellissippi State Community College’s (PSCC) Blount County campus in Friendsville, Tenn.  Sessions will be available from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 146.  

King is making it easier for working adults throughout East Tennessee in their quest to obtain a college degree.  This session, conducted by King University admissions representatives, will provide information on how to obtain a BBA or RN-BSN degree through King’s GPS program in as little as 16 months.

“Extending one’s education to include a bachelor’s degree provides increased career opportunities, whether a student is seeking to advance their career or they are transitioning from their current area of expertise into a new one,” said Mona Salyers, executive director of enrollment management for King University. 

King’s BBA program offers adults a high quality, undergraduate degree designed to prepare the adult learner for a career by endowing them with excellent business, communication, and critical thinking skills that lead to a lifetime of service, stewardship, and success.  The BBA program allows students to directly integrate the management knowledge, philosophy, skills, theory, and tools for a successful career in the 21st century.  

King’s RN-BSN degree program empowers nurses to become leaders in the health care industry.  Students in the RN-BSN degree program apply competencies of assessment and therapeutic intervention, communication, critical thinking, teaching, management and leadership, and knowledge integration from the arts and sciences, nursing and related health sciences.  Students also learn to collaborate, communicate, and negotiate with nurses, other health care providers, religious congregations, and community agencies to promote, maintain or restore health and evaluate nursing care outcomes. 

Admissions and financial aid information will be available, and application fees will be waived for all who attend.  For more information, please call Mona Salyer at 800.362.0014 or email  


King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university.  Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities.  Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing.  A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available.  King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams.  For more information about King University, visit  King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.  King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia.  For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.