The Davis Nursing RN-BSN Program will prepare you for leadership positions in your career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Emphasizing holistic healthcare grounded in Christian values, the curriculum focuses on clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, and social awareness.
During your RN-BSN education, you’ll master the art of effective communication with patients, families, and colleagues. You’ll learn how to manage care for a large group of patients, and you’ll learn about ethical and legal standards. You’ll develop an understanding of evidence-based research and research methodology as well as the theory of nursing practice and research. You’ll build your leadership skills, preparing you to lead within your field. Gardner-Webb’s Hunt School of Nursing is inspired and grounded by an important mission: Making an impact on the health of our global community by preparing professionals to practice nursing from a holistic, value-centered mindset.
Gardner-Webb maintains productive partnerships with community healthcare facilities, providing students with valuable opportunities for service learning. You’ll learn about providing patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
You can find employment at hospitals, medical centers, schools, nursing home, rehab centers, and more. With additional education, you can pursue careers in research or administration or choose to specialize in various nursing fields.
Many of our students continue their education right here at Gardner-Webb, where we also offer Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in education, administration or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.
The Davis Nursing Program RN-BSN degree can be earned following successful completion of 64-70 credit hours of General Education requirements. Nursing course requirements comprise 63 credit hours.
Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.
The RN to MSN program is designed to facilitate an acceleration and integrated progression for students enrolled in the RN to BSN Program to the MSN Program.
This program of study allows nurses to apply six hours of graduate course credit to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Two courses in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program may be substituted for two courses in the RN to BSN program, allowing students to graduate with their BSN degree and complete their MSN program in 30 additional semester hours of courses.
Registered Nurses must be accepted into the RN to BSN Program. Students should notify their Academic Advisor of their intent to enter the RN to MSN accelerated course of study.
Upon approval by the RN to BSN advisor, two courses in the MSN curriculum (NURS 500 Theoretical Basis for Advanced Practice and NURS 501: Nursing and Health Care Systems and Issues) will be substituted for two courses in the BSN curriculum (NURS 300: Concepts in Professional Nursing and NURS 303: Trends in Healthcare) respectively. Students will receive the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree upon completion of the RN to BSN requirements with the substituted courses. Students may then apply to the MSN program to complete the remaining 30 hours of the MSN course requirements. Students must meet all admission requirements for the MSN Program.
At any time in the RN to BSN Program, students who wish to continue for the MSN at Gardner-Webb may consult with their Academic Advisor. If compatible with the individual's professional and personal goals, the faculty encourages students to continue their education in nursing. The MSN Program is in the University's Graduate School and is tailored for adult, working students.