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King University to Host Open House June 28 for Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

BRISTOL, Tenn., June 21, 2016 – King University is hosting an Open House event for master’s-level nurses interested in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The event will take place on King’s main campus in Bristol, Tenn., on June 28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in room 109 of Nicewonder Hall.

“The DNP is the terminal degree in nursing practice,” says Dr. Rhonda Morgan, associate dean for Graduate Studies for King University’s School of Nursing. “The preparation and knowledge gained in the DNP position nurse leaders to affect change in outcomes by translating research into practice and bringing new knowledge to the arena - whether it is at the bedside or the boardroom.”

King’s DNP program is a practice-focused platform, which contributes to the expansion of knowledge underlying advanced professional nursing practice. This program places emphasis on essential knowledge development in areas including translation of research into practice, evaluation of interdisciplinary teamwork for performance excellence, and dissemination of new knowledge for outcomes improvement. The program was designed using the Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice specified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

The DNP program is an online degree program which includes participation in three face-to-face colloquia at King’s Hardin Valley campus in Knoxville, Tenn. The program consists of 36 prescribed semester credit hours, 1,000 documented post-baccalaureate clinical hours, a culminating translational research project, and demonstration of identified final degree competencies. Some of the courses include Applied Statistics for Evidence-based Practice, Nursing Informatics, Leadership of Complex Systems and Organizations, and Ethical Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at King University is open to qualified applicants who hold a master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school and a current unencumbered license as a registered nurse, including practitioners, educators, nurse specialists, generalists, and administrators.

In May of this year, King University received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the DNP program.

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The baccalaureate degree in Nursing, master's degree in Nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice at King University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC  20036, 202.887.6791. Visit the CCNE website at

King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, 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 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 on SCHEV certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.