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Welcome to the School of Nursing

The King's quality nursing program is built on a holistic philosophy that promotes caring relationships and critical thinking. You'll learn to:

Nursing Student

  • 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.CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at King University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

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.

School of Nursing Mission Statement

We prepare students for professional nursing practice from the generalist level to advanced nursing practice in a Christian environment with academic rigor, while preparing professionals who are resourceful, accountable, and with a passion for serving God, community and society.  

School of Nursing Vision Statement

The vision of the school of nursing is to be recognized as a regionally respected, student-centric nursing program, steadfast in Christian commitment focused on academic excellence and graduating successful nursing professionals who will serve their communities.

School of Nursing Philosophy

The philosophy of the School of Nursing reflects our beliefs about the role and the education of the professional nurse at all levels, whether it is a generalist preparation at the baccalaureate level, the specialist focus at the master’s level, or the nurse who translates research into practice at the doctorate level. Our philosophy of nursing culminates from a comprehensive blend of nursing theories. Nursing serves society through the competent and compassionate delivery of direct and indirect healthcare services to individuals, families and communities, guided by Christian values.

Nursing is both an art and a science. The art of nursing includes the theories related to caring that promotes respectful relationships and individual worth. The science of nursing is based upon evidence obtained through research as well as effective interventions gained through experience, and with consideration of each individual or population.    

In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, the professional nurse is a partner, provider, leader, and an advocate for consumers of health care in an increasingly diverse and aging population. As a professional discipline, nursing is based on a strong foundation of knowledge from the humanities, arts and sciences, and inter-disciplinary edification which together integrate academic and practice components. The professional nurse functions in a variety of roles addressing the incorporation of cultural, physical, spiritual, and intellectual dimensions of personhood and their influence on health and illness prevention. The nurse contributes a unique blend of knowledge, skills, and holistic care tailored to individual or population need. The professional nurse adheres to the code of ethics and laws that direct professional standards of nursing practice. Through planned learning experiences at all levels, students are set on a path for professional practice.

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