Gardner-Webb University houses one of the most comprehensive nursing programs in the state ranging from an associate’s degree in nursing to a doctor of nursing practice.

School of Nursing

Why GWU?

Gardner-Webb University offers one of the most comprehensive nursing programs in North Carolina. Our full-spectrum of nursing degrees allows students to progress seamlessly to achieve their career and educational goals. GWU maintains productive partnerships with community healthcare facilities, providing students with valuable opportunities for service learning. You’ll learn about patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

 

  • The Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN)
  • The Davis Nursing Program (RN to BSN)
  • RN to MSN
    • Post Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate
  • The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN)
  • The Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner Program (FNP)
    • Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Administration
    • Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Education
    • Post Masters Certificate for Family Nurse Practicioner
  • MSN/ MBA
    • Post Masters Nursing Education Certificate
    • Post Masters Nursing Administration Certificate
    • Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP)

 

The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) is a two-year program of study (72 semester hours) approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to prepare students to take the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates are prepared for basic nursing practice and to enter Baccalaureate education to achieve their Bachelor’s degree.

 

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN) is a four-year program of study (130 semester hours) approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing to prepare students to take the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in healthcare and to enter graduate education to achieve their Master’s degree.

 

The RN to BSN Nursing Program is offered through the Davis Nursing Program and is a one to two year program of study (128 semester hours) for Registered Nurses. The RN to BSN Program is designed for the working nurse with an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and is offered in the distance learning format through online classes. Graduates are prepared for leadership positions in healthcare and to enter graduate education to achieve their Master’s degree.

 

The RN to MSN Nursing Program is designed to allow students to achieve their Baccalaureate degree and work toward their MSN degree. Students in the RN to BSN Program have the opportunity to apply six hours of graduate course credit to the BSN degree. Upon competition of the BSN, students may complete the remaining 30 semester hours of the MSN graduate program.

 

The Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program allows students to meet the 10 semester hours of graduate education courses requirement to teach in pre-licensure nursing programs. Students completing the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Education Certificate Program are academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Educators.

 

The Master of Science Nursing Program (MSN) prepares graduate nurses in the specialty areas of Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. The MSN Program can be completed in two years through the distance learning format through online classes. Graduates are prepared for positions in academia and administration and to enter doctoral education.


The Master of Science Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Program (MSN-FNP) is 50 semester hours and designed to meet the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies established by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner faculties (NONPF) and to prepare students for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.


The Master of Science in Nursing/ Master of Business Administration dual degree program (MSN/MBA) is a 63-semester-hour program. This interdisciplinary program combines nursing leadership with a working knowledge of business and managerial skills.

 

The Post-Master’s Nursing Administration Certificate Program provides the opportunity for registered nurses currently holding a master’s degree in nursing to expand their professional role by gaining specialized knowledge in the area of nursing administration. Students completing the Post-Master’s in Nursing Administration Certificate Program are academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Administrators.

 

The Post-Masters Nursing Education provides the opportunity for registered nurses currently holding a master’s degree in nursing to expand their professional role by gaining specialized knowledge in the area of nursing education. Students completing the Post-Master’s in Nursing Education Certificate Program are academically prepared to take a national certification examination for Nurse Educators.

 

The Post Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate provides the opportunity for registered nurses currently holding a masters degree to expand their professional role by gaining specialized knowledge to practice as a family nurse practiioner.

 

Students completing the Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program are prepared to take the Family Nurse Practitioner certification  exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program (DNP) is a two-year program of study for nurses holding a master’s degree in nursing or a health-related field who are working professionals with expertise and experience in advanced practice nursing including Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, or Advanced Nursing Practice in a specialty area. Graduates are prepared to become leaders in evidence-based practice through scholarly inquiry. Coursework is presented in an executive format with classes held on the main campus in Boiling Springs, NC, at the beginning of the semester for student/faculty collaboration and faculty presentation, clarification of theoretical content, learning objectives, and course requirements. The remainder of the semester includes online lectures, presentations, writing assignments, and interactive class discussions using Gardner-Webb University’s distance learning system.

Contact

School of Nursing

P.O. Box 7309

Boiling Springs, NC  28017

Phone: (704) 406-4360

 

  • 4year brochure
  • ADN brochure
  • DNP brochure
  • MSN brochure
  • RN to MSN brochure
  • Candice Rome
  • Scholarship for Nurses
  • Sigma Theata Tau