BRISTOL, Tenn. — King University has announced that the Tennessee Board of Nursing has reinstated full approval status to the university’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
The state board had placed King’s BSN program on conditional approval status last February, a move that followed King’s voluntary decision to temporarily halt admissions into the program, according to Dr. Matt Roberts, vice president for academic affairs at King University.
Admissions were reinstated following King’s successful achievement of meeting educational standards, including an 85-percent first-time pass rate for BSN graduates taking the National Council Licensure Examination.
The full approval status means that admissions into the BSN program will resume for the fall 2018 semester and the university will work with newly formed Ballad Health to create clinical partnerships for nursing students to strengthen the healthcare industry across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.
Read more about the decision and what this means for the university and healthcare across the Mountain Empire in tomorrow’s print edition of the Bristol Herald Courier and online on our website, www.heraldcourier.com