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Donna C. Fraysier


Assistant Professor of Nursing


School of Nursing

Office Location:

Kingsport Campus: 104 E. Main Street, Kingsport, 115F

Office Phone:



"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't  see the whole staircase" Martin Luther King, Jr. 


As evidenced by the quote I shared, faith is important to me. Faith led me down the path that led me to King.

I am happy to be a faculty member at King University. I consider it an honor and a privilege, because prior to becoming a faculty member at King, I was a student at King. In 2005, I graduated from the RN-BSN program. In 2007, I graduated from King's first MSN program. My MSN was in Clinical Nurse Specialist. After graduating and passing my certification exam, I obtained a position as an Advanced Practice Nurse in a endocrinology office.

In 2013, I graduated with my DNP degree.  After completing my doctorate degree, I was blessed to be able to start at King as a full-time faculty member. During my time at King I have taught in the traditional, RN-BSN, and MSN programs. I have taught in the face-to-face and online formats. I enjoy getting to know the students, while helping them learn and grow both personally and professionally. 



Doctor of Nursing Practice- Union University-2013

Master of Science in Nursing- King University-2007

Bachelor of Science in Nursing- King University-2005

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing- Walters State Community College-2002


Recent Publications and Presentations

The Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes in the Pediatric Population

Growing up with Type 1 Diabetes: A Photo Elicitation of Memory

Current research

My current research interest is in exploring the difference in glycemic control between children with type 1 diabetes who wear an insulin pump, and those who utilize multiple daily insulin injections.

Courses recently taught

NURS 3410 LECT Health and Physical Assessment
NURS 4020 LAB Community/Public Health Nursing
NURS 4020 LECT Community/Public Health Nursing
NURS 7006 LECT Evidence-Based Practice & Translational Research