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Program Details

The online MSN degree program from King University offers nurses a direct track towards career advancement through continued education. Students are offered two concentrations, Nurse Educator and Nurse Administrator, and graduates of either track are able to:

  • ​Synthesize theory, research, and values within a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice in a specialized area
  • ​Expand critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills to determine clinical decisions as a nursing professional
  • ​Practice advanced nursing reflectively, guided by theory and expanded knowledge
  • ​Demonstrate professional accountability in decisions based on ethical, professional, and Christian standards
  • ​Interpret nursing's role affecting healthcare and health policy on local, state, national, and global levels
  • ​Use outcome criteria to improve the quality of specialty practice
  • ​Participate in professional and personal growth-promoting activities
  • ​Achieve requisite knowledge and skills to pursue doctoral education


  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited nursing program
  • A minimum of a 3.0 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale on all prior academic work
  • Students with less than a 3.0 GPA may be considered and accepted on a conditional basis
  • Undergraduate course work completed with a “C” grade or better in the following disciplines: Statistics, Nursing research, Health assessment (not required for nursing administration), Pathophysiology (highly recommended but not required)
  • Current unrestricted licensure to practice as a registered nurse in Tennessee (compact/multi-state accepted)
  • Current CPR or BLS certification
  • Completed application, transcript form, and all previous transcripts
  • A current CV
  • CPR certification
  • A writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendation

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)