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King University Announces Fall 2015 Graduate, Professional, and Online Studies

GPS Fall 2015 ProgramsBRISTOL, Tenn., June 4, 2015 – This fall, 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, Professional, and Online Studies (GPS) as well as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.

“Our GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner. Time and access is often a barrier for students to finish their degree,” said Micah Crews, associate vice president for Enrollment Management for King University. “By offering classes in both convenient locations, one night per week, or in an online format, working adults may obtain their degree in as little as 16 months and open the door for professional advancement.”

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 fall 2015 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include Pathway and baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, and Elementary Education. Master’s programs include Education and both traditional and professional Business Administration degrees. 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, Psychology, and RN-BSN. Master’s degree programs include Business Administration, Nursing with specializations areas including Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education. Nursing graduate students may also opt for the MSN-MBA dual degree option or a post-master’s FNP certificate.

Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their bachelor’s or master’s degrees in Business Administration at King’s instructional site in Big Stone Gap or their bachelor’s in Business Administration in Richlands, Va. Students in Richlands and Abingdon, Va., will also have the option to study for their RN-BSN degree.

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.

King’s Hardin Valley campus located in Knoxville, Tenn., offers degree programs such as Business Administration, Elementary Education seeking licensure, Communication, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Applied Science, and Nursing (both traditional BSN and RN-BSN). Graduate programs include Business Administration, Education seeking licensure, and Nursing with specializations areas including Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education. Knoxville Nursing graduate students may also opt for the MSN-MBA dual degree option.

Blount County and Harriman, Tenn., area residents will have the opportunity to earn their degree Business Administration or RN-BSN degree.

King’s campus serving the greater Nashville area, located in Franklin, Tenn., will offer students baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics, Information Technology, Psychology, and RN-BSN. Graduate programs include Business Administration and Nursing with specialization areas including Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, or a MSN-MBA dual degree option.

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 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 along with bachelor’s degrees in Applied Science, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Health Informatics, Healthcare Administration, History, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies, and RN-BSN. 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 and Nursing. Visit online.king.edu for details.

King University has been granted approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states, to implement the Doctor of Nursing Practice program beginning with the fall 2014 semester in August.

King’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program will have 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 fall enrollment. For more information about King’s Graduate, Professional, and Online Studies degree options available in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, or financial aid opportunities, visit gps.king.edu or contact the King University Office of Admissions at (800) 362-0014 or admissions@king.edu.  Applications may also be submitted online at apply.king.edu

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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, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.