King University School of Nursing

King University School of Nursing, a Christian university associated with the Presbyterian Church, offers CCNE accredited BSN, RN to BSN (online), MSN, and DNP degree nursing programs. Students Schools Scholarships

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King University, a private, Christian university, was founded in 1867 and is located in the foothills of the Tennessee Appalachian Mountains. King University has covenant affiliations with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Academic Nursing Majors

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)*

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

Online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is on campus and offers a baccalaureate degree for the student interested in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). The traditional program is completed within eight (8) consecutive semesters or four (4) years.

RN to BSN Online

The online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree program is designed for Registered Nurses (RN) that possess an Associate of Science with a major in Nursing degree (ASN) or Nursing Diploma and hold a current Tennessee (or multi-state) Registered Nurse (RN) license.

The program length is 16-months and is offered entirely online. The clinical aspects of some courses do have a clinical component including participation in a community service assignment and implementation of a change project in the work environment. The courses online are identical to those completed on campus.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurses for an advanced nursing practice specialty role with a focus on leadership in the nursing profession and future doctoral study.

MSN Specialty Areas Available

Nursing Administration

Nurse Educator

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Family Nurse Practitioner - Post-master’s Certificate

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)

MSN Online

The online MSN is offered with two concentrations for focused career outcomes, the Nurse Educator and the Administrator.

The MSN Nurse Educator (39 semester hours) as well as the MSN Administrator (35 semester hours) can be completed within five consecutive 15-week semesters.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The program consists of:

  • 36 prescribed semester credit hours
  • 1,000 documented post-baccalaureate clinical hours
  • Demonstration of identified final degree competencies
  • Three onsite academic conferences
  • Degree requirements completed within six years


In 2018, King University was named “Best Regional University” and recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation for the 28th consecutive year by the US News & World Report.

King University was also named “Best Colleges in the Southeast” for a 14th consecutive year by the Princeton Review.

The Brookings Institution in 2016 ranked King University third in Tennessee for preparing students for high-paying careers.

King University was designed as a “Military Friendly School” for the eighth consecutive year by G.I. Jobs. ranked King University as one of The 30 Most Affordable Online Master’s Degrees in Nursing.

Christian Universities Online recognized King University among the “Best Value Christian Colleges and Universities”.

NCLEX Pass Rate 2018 was 100%

Accreditation and Approval

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the baccalaureate degree (BSN) program in nursing, master's degree (MSN) program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at King University.

The Tennessee Board of Nursing approved the School of Nursing programs at King University.

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