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The King's quality nursing program is built on a holistic philosophy that promotes
caring relationships and critical thinking. You'll learn to:
You'll apply classroom knowledge and gain hands-on experience through:
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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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.
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.
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.
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.