The mission of the Hunt School of Nursing is to educate individuals to be professional nurses who lead lives of service for God and humanity by promoting health and healing within a diverse global community.
The Davis RN-BSN Program at Gardner-Webb University, a degree completion program offered through the DCP Program, is designed to allow registered nurses to achieve their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The Davis RN-BSN Program prepares registered nurses to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings and provides the foundation for graduate study in nursing. The Davis Nursing Program for RN students is offered online through the Blackboard Learning Program. The length of time required to complete the Davis RN-BSN Program varies for each individual due to differences in educational backgrounds. The Davis RN-BSN Nursing Program serves to:
The Davis RN-BSN program seeks to meet the following program outcomes:
At the end of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students will:
Refer to Academic Catalog for course descriptions.
Everyone accepted for admission to DCP will present evidence of completion of a year of English course work (freshman English) from a community college or senior institution. Students not meeting the requirement for English 102 may be admitted and can take English 300 (Composition and Literary Interpretation) at GWU. This course will be in addition to all other graduation requirements.
As with all DCP majors, approximately half of the Nursing track consists of our Core Curriculum of Liberal Arts (see Core Curriculum), providing 30 hours towards the 128 hours needed to graduate (Nursing 304 satisfies the DCP Core requirements for oral/visual communication and for computer literacy). A student must complete 30 hours in the Nursing Studies Major.
Electives may be selected to meet the 128-semester hour requirement for graduation as needed.
The classes particular to the Nursing Studies major, consist of the following:
RN to BSN 8-Week Course Rotation
Students in the Davis RN-BSN program who wish to pursue their MSN at GWU should consult with their current academic advisor for direction. The faculty encourages students to continue their education in nursing. Additional education in nursing broadens one’s knowledge and career options. The MSN program is administered through the Graduate School.
Students who graduate from any BSN Program option at GWU with a GPA of 2.7 are automatically accepted into the MSN Program at GWU if enrolling within one year of graduation. GWU HSON graduates are not required to complete an application or supply references. GWU HSON graduates must contact Graduate Admissions to update personal information.
The Davis RN-BSN program is offered in the online format. There is one practicum course (NUR 415) in the curriculum. Students should refer to the practicum course syllabus for the most current information, expectations, and guidelines.