Name: Kyle King
Hometown: Hinesville, Georgia
Degree: B.S. in Nursing
Graduation Date: December 2016
At commencement on Dec. 10, Kyle King will earn a Bachelor of Science from Armstrong’s School of Nursing, but his path in life wasn’t always so crystal clear.
Having once abandoned his studies in college, Kyle floated in a less-than-ideal job.
“I was out of school for a year and working,” he explains. “I felt like my potential was lost with a typical 9-to-5.”
Motivated, Kyle applied to Armstrong.
“I chose Armstrong because my mother and father attended and the university’s core values and beliefs resonated with me,” he says. “Armstrong emphasizes the importance of education, and I believe that education is paramount.”
He was also highly impressed with Armstrong’s ROTC program and joined the university’s military ranks. Earning academic and professional achievements in nursing, Kyle is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, a national nursing honor society, which encourages individuals to share innovative practices, research and quality improvement initiatives. Armstrong’s faculty is largely responsible, he says, for helping him achieve his goals.
“The professors provided me with the proper tools to succeed,” he notes. “Hands down, Armstrong has the best school of nursing with the best faculty and staff.”
This dedicated graduate looks forward to contributing to the community that has supported him in meaningful ways. Kyle has been offered at job in the surgical unit of St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital in Savannah.
“I plan to give back to the community that has given me so much by practicing nursing within the area,” he says. “I also plan on becoming an ICU nurse to help those who are in need of critical care.”