Nursing Major (BSN)
King University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offers a baccalaureate degree to prelicensure nursing students. The program provides small-size classes where students can interact and build connections with their classmates who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and experiences. The student-centric BSN program also enables students to have personalized learning experiences and develop working relationships with faculty who are highly qualified as skilled practitioners and educators. The quality of King’s nursing program is evident by the significant number of our students who are recruited for key positions before they graduate. Many receive offers for positions from their first-choice employer.
King’s nursing program is built on a holistic philosophy that promotes caring relationships and critical thinking. You’ll learn to:
- Promote diversity, social tolerance and justice, and personal, interpersonal, and professional development.
- Support mission work and an interdisciplinary process.
- Focus on the physical, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of health
- Develop key competencies to promote, maintain, and restore health through planned classroom and clinical experiences.
- Develop working relationships with faculty who are highly qualified as skilled practitioners and educators.
- Interact with classmates who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and experiences.
You’ll apply classroom knowledge and gain hands-on experience through:
- Clinical experiences at area hospitals and community settings, where you will gain the skills and knowledge to care for a variety of patients with non-acute and acute illnesses.
- Research. You will learn techniques to research clinical problems and offer evidence-based solutions to improve patient outcomes.
- The opportunity to participate in mission trips to Honduras, India, Brazil, and Italy, or opportunities in Washington D.C.
- Service-learning by assisting in free health clinics, school systems, and community programs.
Apply to the Nursing Program
- High School Students: CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO KING UNIVERSITY
- Apply for admission to King University and choose Nursing as your program on the application. Admitted students initially enroll as a Pre-Nursing major but a limited number of students will be offered Direct Entry to the BSN program. Learn more here.
- Pre-Nursing and Direct Entry students are required to submit an application through NursingCAS prior to entry into the upper-level BSN program.
- Current Students and Transfer Students: CLICK HERE TO APPLY THROUGH NURSINGCAS.
- The application process for the traditional program is an online application system provided by a Centralized Application Service made available by our accrediting agency.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework taken at all universities and colleges.
- Nursing prerequisite courses must be completed with a final grade of C or better (Anatomy & Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Statistics, Developmental Psychology).
- Applicants must complete the TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam. Benchmarks for overall and science scores must be met for admission.
- Applicants must have no more than 8 core semester hours remaining to be completed before admission (this does not include RELG 1001, KING 2000, KING 4000).
- Students who have previously failed two nursing courses are unable to apply for admission to the King University School of Nursing pre-licensure BSN Program.
- Attendance in any other nursing program requires a Letter of Good Standing from the Dean/Director of the program. Contact School of Nursing for details, 423-652-6312.
The School of Nursing has rolling admissions with programs starting in Fall and Spring semesters.
- Fall Admission: August 1
- Spring Admission: December 1
King University School of Nursing requires students to take the TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam as part of the application process. The ATI TEAS exam is comprised of 170 total questions, with 209 minutes in allocated testing time. Question types include multiple choice, multiple select (select all that apply), fill in the blank, ordered response and hot spots.
Guaranteed Admission to Master of Nursing Program
Students completing the BSN degree from King University may apply for guaranteed admission to an MSN program during the final semester of the BSN program. In addition to standard MSN admission requirements, students applying for guaranteed admission must meet the following criteria:
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Three letters of recommendation: Two academic and one professional
- Received no academic sanctions during BSN program
Note: Guaranteed admission is contingent on the time of application and seats available per semester.
Nursing Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of King University’s BSN Nursing program and the Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) licensure, all graduates are prepared as generalists, ready to assume professional nursing roles in a variety of settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices, community health centers, and home healthcare services.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses is an in-demand occupation with a 9% employment growth through 2030. Most entry-level nurse positions require a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Registered nurses can earn a median salary of $75,330 per year.
King University’s BSN graduates also have been provided with an adequate foundation for graduate study. They can continue to climb the nursing ladder and increase their competency by pursuing an MSN degree.
Clinical Experience & Community Services
At King University, we understand that field experience and hands-on nursing practice are crucial for students to grow into confident and competent registered nurses. During the program of study, BSN students put their knowledge into practice at area hospitals and community settings, where they gain the clinical skills and experience to care for a variety of patients with non-acute and acute illnesses. Students also have the opportunity to research clinical problems and offer evidence-based solutions to improve patient outcomes.
Embracing our Christian values, the BSN program also encourages service learning. Students can assist in free health clinics, school systems, and community programs. Students can also participate in mission trips to Honduras, India, Brazil, Italy, and Washington D.C. Through these engagements, students gain real-world nursing experience while making a positive impact on community health.
Learn More about Becoming a Nursing Major
Have more questions about the Nursing Major degree program? Contact us to learn more!
King University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is vetted for its high-caliber nursing education, faculty, and rigorous curriculum. The School of Nursing programs are fully approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing, and are a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
King nursing graduates are prepared, at the beginning level of practice, to meet the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (AACN, 2008). Following completion of the program, all graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), however, the decision to grant a license is determined by the appropriate state board of nursing. Upon successful completion of the King University Nursing program and licensure, all graduates are prepared as generalists, ready to assume professional nursing roles in a variety of hospital or community settings and all have been provided with an adequate foundation for graduate study.
- Provide safe, holistic, effective patient-centered care through utilization of liberal arts preparation, including nursing sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
- Utilize leadership skills and effective communication to ensure health promotion and wellness needs are met for diverse cultures across the health care continuum.
- Integrate evidence-based research into practice for quality improvement of patient care.
- Demonstrate knowledge of informatics, including patient monitoring equipment, electronic health records, and workflow processes to provide patient-centered care.
- Apply basic knowledge of health care policy and finance to manage the complex needs of a variety of patients.
- Utilize inter-and intra-professional collaboration to deliver safe, patient-centered care.
- Maintain a safe environment for the patient and health care workers by utilizing methods of health promotion and injury prevention inpatient care.
- Adhere to the ethical and professional values of a nurse, as outlined in the nursing code of ethics and standards of professional practice.
- Demonstrate skills and critical thinking consistent with the role of the generalist nurse while providing safe, holistic, and competent care.
- Students will demonstrate readiness to practice as a generalist professional nurse at the baccalaureate level as evidenced by successful completion of the NCLEX-RN exam.
- Students will be able to perform a comprehensive health assessment in order to identify actual and potential health risks
- Students will be able to analyze the evidence presented in research literature in order to identify the best nursing care practices.
- Students will develop a foundational philosophy of Christian principles for personal and professional growth that will serve to enhance both the student and society.
A laptop computer with Microsoft Office 365, wireless, and webcam capability is required. Microsoft Office 365 is available to all King students to load on the PC or Mac and is accessible at Office.com using their King University credentials.
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (AACN.CCNE)
- Tennessee Board of Nursing
- National Council State Boards of Nursing
- American Nurses Association
- Tennessee Nurses Association
- Virginia Board of Nursing
- Virginia Nurses Association
- National League for Nursing (NLN)