Follow these steps to apply to the nursing program.

Step 1: Review Admissions Requirements

Click on the links below for more details and additional admissions requirements for each program.

Step 2: Apply to the university

Complete one of the the GWU general applications listed below.


Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

University admission does not guarantee acceptance into the Hunt School of Nursing. To be considered for admission to the ASN and BSN Nursing programs, applicants must meet the criteria listed below. Admission is competitive, and the minimum requirements for full admission are as follows:

  • GPA of 2.85 on a 4.0 scale. Students with less than 64 hours of college credit will have the cumulative GPA evaluated. Students with more than 64 hours of college credit will have the last 64 hours of college credit evaluated for GPA.
  • TEAS (most recent version) overall scores of 65 at minimum. Scores must be within the last two years. Only three attempts are allowed in a 12-month period.

*Students with an earned bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university are not required to submit test scores.

  • Completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra with a minimum of “C” in high school or college.  These grades must be reflected in the transcripts the applicant provides with the application.  The most recent course attempt will be evaluated.
  • Satisfactory physical and mental health form completed and signed by a healthcare provider.
  • Satisfactory criminal background history results for all states of residence for the past 10 years.  Criminal background history must be conducted within past 12 months of admission. All background checks are to be completed through gardner-webbcompliance.com/. Create an account, then under ‘SCREENING”, select ‘BACKGROUND CHECK’. Do NOT order the immunization master package under the ‘TRACKING’ category.

In addition, the following criteria must be met before beginning nursing courses:

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association: Must be completed prior to beginning nursing classes in the Fall semester for ASN and BSN students. American Red Cross certification will NOT be accepted. Please send a copy of your certification.
  • Additional immunization records (outside of university requirements) required by clinical sites.

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Advanced Placement Into the Associate of Science in Nursing Program (ASN) for LPNS

University admission does not guarantee acceptance into the Hunt School of Nursing. To be considered for admission to the ASN and BSN Nursing Programs, applicants must meet the minimum criteria below:

  • GPA of 2.85 on a 4.0 scale. Students with less than 64 hours of college credit will have the cumulative GPA evaluated. Students with more than 64 hours of college credit will have the last 64 hours of college credit evaluated for GPA.
  • TEAS (most recent version) overall scores of 65 at minimum. Scores must be within the last two years. Only three attempts are allowed in a 12-month period.

*Students with an earned bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university are not required to submit test scores. 

  • Completion of Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, and General Psychology with a minimum of “C” in high school or college.  These grades must be reflected in the transcripts the applicant provides with the application.  The most recent course attempt will be evaluated.
  • Satisfactory criminal background history results for all states of residence for the past 10 years.  Criminal background history must be conducted within past 12 months of admission. All background checks are to be completed through gardner-webbcompliance.com/. Create an account, then under ‘SCREENING”, select ‘BACKGROUND CHECK’. Do NOT order the immunization master package under the ‘TRACKING’ category.
  • Satisfactory physical and mental health form completed and signed by a healthcare provider.
  • LPN- must have a current unrestricted licensed practical nurse license. LPN’S are NOT required to have a NA I certification.

In addition, the following criteria must be met before beginning nursing courses:

  • Additional immunization records (outside of university requirements) required by clinical sites.
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers through American Heart Association: Must be completed prior to beginning nursing classes in the Fall semester for ASN and BSN students. American Red Cross certification will NOT be accepted. Please send a copy of your certification.

All Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who meet these requirements may be accepted into the second semester of the ASN program based on available space. Students will take Basic Concepts of Health Assessment (NURS 109) and Health Assessment Experiential Lab (NURS 110), while concurrently enrolled in the regular nursing sequence of courses scheduled for a second semester first year ASN student.

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Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

University admission does not guarantee acceptance into the Hunt School of Nursing. To be considered for admission to the Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, applicants must meet the criteria listed below. Admission is competitive, and the minimum requirements for full admission are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree, in any area of study, from an accredited institution.  The degree must be conferred prior to the admission application deadline.
  • GPA of 2.85 on a 4.0 scale for the last 64 hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework.
  • Completion of the following pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” in college: Microbiology (BIO 105), Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 203), Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 204), General Psychology (PSY 201), and a Developmental Psychology (PSY 206).  Only courses recognized as equivalent courses by the university will satisfy this pre-requisite requirement.
  • Satisfactory criminal background history results for all states of residence for the past 10 years.  Criminal background history must be conducted within past 12 months of admission. All background checks are to be completed through gardner-webbcompliance.com/. Create an account, then under ‘SCREENING”, select ‘BACKGROUND CHECK’. Do NOT order the immunization master package under the ‘TRACKING’ category.
  • Satisfactory physical and mental health form completed and signed by a healthcare provider.

In addition, the following criteria must be met before beginning nursing courses:

  • Satisfactory drug screening: This is a requirement for the healthcare facilities where students complete the clinical components for the nursing program. Clinical sites have the right to deny a student’s access.  Drugs screens older than 30 days from the start of nursing coursework will not be accepted.
  • Basic Life Support CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association: Must be completed prior to beginning nursing courses. American Red Cross certifications will NOT be accepted. Please send a copy of your certification.
  • Additional immunization records (outside of university requirements) required by clinical sites.

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Davis RN-BSN (Online)

Admission to the Davis RN-BSN Nursing program is a two-step process:

  1. Admission to the University
  2. Completion of a Criminal Background Check

Admission to the DCP does NOT guarantee acceptance into the Davis RN-BSN Nursing Program.

Graduates from the Hunt School of Nursing Associate of Science in Nursing program will be seamlessly admitted into the Davis RN-BSN program within 1 year of graduation. Applicants will only be required to show proof of meeting criteria 2 and 4 listed below. 

To be considered for full admission to the Davis RN-BSN Nursing program applicants must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Completion of an associate degree with a major in nursing or a hospital diploma nursing program as evidenced by official transcript. (Graduates of ASN and diploma nursing programs may earn a maximum of 40 hours of nursing credit (25 hours applied as basic to baccalaureate nursing courses and 15 hours of nursing electives) upon successful completion of nine hours of nursing through Gardner-Webb University). 
  • Current, unrestricted RN licensure. 
  • One year of nursing experience within the past five years or completion of a nursing program within the past year. 
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 as evidenced by official transcripts. Students with less than 64 hours of college credit will have the cumulative GPA evaluated.  Students with more than 64 hours of college credit will have the last 64 hours of college credit evaluated for GPA.
  • Satisfactory criminal background history results for all states of residence for the past 10 years.  Criminal background history must be conducted within past 12 months of admission. All background checks are to be completed through gardner-webbcompliance.com/. Create an account, then under ‘SCREENING”, select ‘BACKGROUND CHECK’. Do NOT order the immunization master package under the ‘TRACKING’ category.

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