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BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2014 – This spring, working adults in Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia will have the opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor’s, or master’s
degree from King University.
King offers programs specifically designed with the adult learner in mind through
the University’s Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs (GPS) as well
as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate degree to
a bachelor’s degree.
“It has never been a better time for working adults to return to school to pursue
their degree,” says Mona Salyer, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management
Graduate Professional Studies Tri-Cities. “Whether they attend one night a week in
one of our 14 locations or completely online, they can complete their degree in as
little as 16 months. This allows them the balance they need for work and family, as
well as the opportunity to achieve a goal that could launch their careers in a whole
Adults who are beginning to pursue a college degree or who have completed fewer than
60 semester hours of coursework will benefit from participating in King’s Pathway
program. Offered at the University’s Bristol and Knoxville campuses, Pathway allows
students to complete all general education and elective requirements so they can smoothly
transition into their degree coursework.
The spring 2015 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include Pathway and baccalaureate
degrees in Business Administration, Applied Science, Information Technology, and Nursing.
Master’s programs include Education and professional Business Administration. The
Bachelor of Business Administration degree will also be offered in Blountville.
Students, at King’s Kingsport campus, have bachelor’s degree options that include
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, and Nursing.
Master’s degree programs include Business Administration, and Nursing with specialization
areas including Family Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Education.
Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their bachelor’s
degrees in Business Administration in Big Stone Gap. King’s instructional site in
Richlands will be offering Nursing as well as both bachelor’s and master’s degree
in Business Administration.
King also offers Business Administration and RN-BSN degree program in Morristown and
Strawberry Plains. Students in Sevierville have the opportunity to study for their
Business Administration degree.
Recent expansion at King’s Knoxville campus has allowed for additional degree offerings
for area residents. Knoxville-area residents’ degree offerings include Pathway, Business
Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology,
Communication, Applied Science, Psychology, and Nursing. Graduate programs include
Business Administration and Education.
Blount County and Harriman, Tenn., area residents will have the opportunity to earn
their degree Business Administration or RN-BSN degree.
King’s Nashville campus, located in Franklin, Tenn., will offer greater Nashville-area
students baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology,
Health Informatics, and Healthcare Administration, and Nursing.
Students also now have the option of obtaining their King University degree online.
“We are excited to provide working adults with additional ways to obtain a quality
degree and further their education,” said Salyer. “Our degree programs are intended
to build knowledge and practice in the field, as well as foster professional integrity,
and promote personal growth.”
Online degree options include Associate of Arts along with bachelor’s degrees English,
Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Applied Science, Communication,
Criminal Justice, History, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics, Information
Technology, Nursing, Psychology, and Religious Studies. Master’s degree programs available
online include Business Administration, and Nursing with specializations in Nursing
Administration and Nursing Education. Nursing graduate students may also study online
for their dual degree in Business Administration. Visit online.king.edu for details.
King’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has a blended format curriculum of online
and on-site coursework. The students will participate in three face-to-face colloquia
at King’s Hardin Valley campus in Knoxville, Tenn. Additional information on King’s
new DNP program can be found at dnp.king.edu.
Applications are now being accepted for spring enrollment. For more information about
King’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs degree options available
in Tennessee, or financial aid opportunities, call the King University Office of Admissions
at (800) 362-0014, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit gps.king.edu. Applications may also be submitted online at apply.king.edu.
King University is a Presbyterian, doctoral-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 sports. For more information about King
University, visit www.king.edu. 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.