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BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 6, 2017 – 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 and Online
Programs (GPS) as well as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from
an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree. Applications are now being accepted for
spring 2018 enrollment.
“It has never been a better time for working adults to return to school to pursue
their degree,” says Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management.
“Whether they attend one night a week in one of our 13 locations or entirely online,
they can complete their major coursework 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 new direction.”
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.
Offered at the University’s Bristol and Knoxville campuses as well as online, Pathway
allows students to complete all general education and elective requirements so they
can smoothly transition into their degree coursework.
The spring 2018 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include baccalaureate degrees in
Business Administration, and Elementary Education (K-6 licensure), as well as a Bachelor
of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses. A licensure program for English as a
Second Language is also available in an online format. The Master of Education program
offers degrees in Curriculum and Instruction or Instructional Leadership. The Master
of Business Administration for Professionals degree program is also available.
Students, at King’s Kingsport campus, have bachelor’s degree options that include
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, and Nursing.
Graduate programs available include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) for
Professionals as well as.
Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their bachelor’s
degrees in Business Administration in Richlands. Social Work as well as the Master
of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program and a post-master’s Family
Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certificate program are available in Abingdon at the Southwest
Virginia Higher Education Center.
Area residents in Morristown have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree
in Business Administration and Nursing. King’s Sevierville satellite location offers
the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
King’s Knoxville campus at Hardin Valley offers area residents degree options including
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education (K-6 licensure), Healthcare
Administration, Communication, Psychology, and Nursing. Master’s degree programs include
Business Administration, as well as the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Pediatric
Nurse Practitioner program. A post-master’s certificate is available for the Family
Nurse Practitioner concentration. The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
is also available in Knoxville.
Students also have the option of obtaining their King University degree online. “We
are excited to provide working adults with additional, convenient ways to obtain a
quality degree and further their education,” said Crews. “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 and bachelor’s degree programs in
English, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, Health Informatics,
Healthcare Administration, History, Information Technology, Nursing, Psychology, and
Religious Studies. The Master of Business Administration for Professionals and Master
of Education in Instructional Leadership degree programs are also available online.
Visit online.king.edu for details.
A licensure program for English as a Second Language is also available in an online
format. The program is Tennessee approved and meets Virginia standards. Visit MEd.king.edu for details.
For more information about King’s Graduate, Professional, and Online Studies 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-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 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 on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.