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King University News :: King to Offer Four-semester Traditional Nursing Degree in Knoxville

For Knoxville area nursing students who only need to complete their clinical studies to receive their nursing degree, there is a new option.  Beginning fall 2013, King University will offer a four-semester clinically ready Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at the schools Hardin Valley location in Knoxville. 

“If a student is clinical-ready, but does not have their RN licensure, we are offering another alternative to them to obtain their bachelor’s in nursing,” said Tabitha Moore, admissions representative for King University.  “This program is ideal for those who may have an associate degree in applied science or nursing, but do not yet have RN licensure.”

The King University School of Nursing seeks 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.

“The new program will begin fall 2013 and will run fall, spring, summer, and fall, at which point the students would have completed their degree requirements,” added Moore.  “Most of our nursing graduates are recruited for key positions before they graduate, many receiving offers from their first-choice employer.” 

King’s School of Nursing is renowned for the high quality nurses it produces.  The nursing program is built on a holistic philosophy that promotes caring relationships and critical thinking.  Its curriculum encourages diversity; social tolerance and justice; and personal, interpersonal, and professional development.  It also supports mission work and an interdisciplinary process that focuses on the physical, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of health.  The School of Nursing’s approach is one that not only works but also yields highly sought after nurses. 

Nursing students will develop key competencies to promote, maintain, and restore health through planned classroom and clinical experiences, including our nursing skills laboratory.  Students will also develop working relationships with faculty who are highly qualified as skilled practitioners and educators, as well as interact with classmates who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and experiences.

Students will apply classroom knowledge and gain hands-on experience through learning experiences at the area's finest hospitals and community settings such as health departments and schools, as well as gain acute and critical care experience in local major hospitals, including top-rated cardiac and oncology units.   

King University School of Nursing is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

For more information, contact Tabitha Moore, admissions representative for King, at 800.362.0014 or


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, digital media, 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.