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King University News :: King University’s School of Nursing and BRMC Awarded $15,000 Grant

King University's School of Nursing, in association with Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $15,000 from the Foundation of the National Student Nurses Association through the Promise of Nursing for Tennessee Nursing School Grants program.  

“We are always excited to partner with King University to offer our student nurses programs that will enhance their skills when they graduate,” said Velvet Vanover with Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center’s Department of Clinical Education.  “This grant will allow us to prepare our student nurses one step further; the patient is always the one who will come out the best for it in the end.  

The grant funding awarded by the Promise of Nursing for Tennessee Nursing School will allow the King University School of Nursing to develop and implement a series of four workshops titled “Transition to Practice.”  The workshops will provide hands-on experience in various nursing practices including IV Therapy, Assessment, Professional Communication, and Team Building.  The workshops, designed for a total of 18 students, will provide training for 13 King nursing students along with five additional students from area colleges. 

“Our relationship with Wellmont is a longstanding community partnership since the schools beginning in the late 1990’s,” states Dr. Johanne Quinn, dean of nursing for King University.  “Both Wellmont staff and King faculty will guide the students in refining these skills.”

The success of the workshops will overall enhance the employability of new nursing graduates.  After the initial workshops, King University School of Nursing faculty will measure the effectiveness by recording attendance and workshop completion success.  Both the School of Nursing and Bristol Regional Medical Center will maintain a list of workshop attendees in an effort to document placement, future employment and retention rates.

“Working with King University’s School of Nursing has been a pleasure and anytime we have the opportunity to collaborate with them, Wellmont is pleased to do so,” added Vanover.

Since its inception in 1998, the King University School of Nursing’s mission has been 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.

King’s School of Nursing currently offers three degree programs including Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses, and Master of Science in Nursing in which students may choose from four specialization areas including nursing administration, family nurse practitioner, nursing education, or a dual degree MSN/MBA. 

For more information on King University’s School of Nursing, visit http://nursing.king.edu.

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