Your Associate of Science in Nursing degree will prepare you for excellence in nursing practice as a Registered Nurse. The ADN also offers the strong academic foundation you’ll need to pursue your BSN. 

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An Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree will prepare you for excellence in nursing practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). The ASN also offers the strong academic foundation you’ll need to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Classroom education is combined with clinical experiences at local healthcare facilities, giving students reality-based skills in a diverse range of settings.

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During your ASN education, you will be challenged with a curriculum that is based on national standards and current best practices. You will learn how to offer compassionate care to individuals with healthcare needs.  The faculty is dedicated to providing our students with a nursing education that is grounded in Christian values of compassion and service. High-tech labs offer simulation to give you hands-on learning experiences. You’ll also precept and learn at clinical sites with opportunities for one-on-one mentorship from a practicing RN.

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.

After completing the curriculum requirements and successfully passing the NCLEX-RN test, you can find employment at hospitals, medical centers, schools, nursing home, rehab centers, and more. With additional education, you can also 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 the RN-BSN program, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in education, administration, and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

The ASN degree can be earned following successful completion of 72 credit hours. Basic course requirements are comprised of 29 hours of general education courses in addition to 43 credit hours of nursing courses.

First Year

Fall Semester  (18 hours)

BIOL 203

4

Human A&P I

PSYC/HUS 201

3

General Psychology

NRUS 105

2

Pharmacology Concepts

NURS 106

4

Fundamental Concepts 

NURS 107

1

Fundamental Concept Lab

NURS 108

1

Application of Fundamental Conc

NURS 109 

2

Basic Concepts of Health Assess

NURS 110 

1

Health Assess Experiential Lab

Spring Semester (17 hours)

BIOL 204

4

Human A&P II

PSYC 206

3

Developmental Psychology

NURS 115

1

Basic Concepts Experiential Lab

NURS 116

2

Application of Basic Concepts

NURS 117

4

Basic Concepts of Clinical Nursing

NURS 118

3

Concepts in Psychiatric Nursing

Summer Semester  (6 hours)

ENGL 101

3

 English

ENGL 102

3

 English

Second Year

Fall Semester  (14.5 hours)

BIOL 105

4

Microbiology

PHED/HPE 338*

1

PE (choose any) or HPE 338*

NURS 206

6

Nsg Concepts of Childbearing Fam

NURS 207

1

Childbearing Families Lab

NURS 208

2

Application of Childbearing Fam

DIMS 111

0.5

Dimension

Spring Semester (16.5 hours)

RELI 300 or 301

3

Intro to OT or Intro to NT

NURS 209

6

Adv Concepts in Clinical Nsg

NURS 210

1

Adv Concepts Lab

NURS 211

3

Application of Adv Concepts

NURS 290

3

Transition to Practice

DIMS 112

0.5

Dimensions

ASN students must take their last 24 hours at GWU

Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

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