Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A fast-track to compassionate healthcare leadership.

As you pursue leadership positions in your career as a Registered Nurse (RN), GWU’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) will provide you with the foundation to succeed. Emphasizing holistic healthcare rooted in Christian values, the curriculum focuses on clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, and social awareness.

Gardner-Webb’s Hunt School of Nursing finds inspiration in its mission – to make an impact on the health of our global community by preparing professionals to practice nursing from a holistic, value-centered mindset.


What You’ll Learn

Approved by The North Carolina Board of Nursing, the ABSN program will equip you to manage and care for a diverse group of patients and understand the ethical and legal standards required for effective care. 

The Hunt School of Nursing provides simulation-based learning experiences in laboratory settings to give you hands on opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills. Students participate in educational preceptorships at community clinical sites where they receive one-on-one mentorship from a practicing RN. 

Available Programs

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Degree Completion Program

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program option combines your previous bachelor’s degree with a nursing core to equal 120 credit hours of study. The nursing course requirements comprise 63 credit hours.

For a more in-depth look at program and admission requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.


What You’ll Do

As you graduate from this full time, face-to-face, relational education experience, you will be prepared to lead within your field. You will have mastered the art of communication with patients, families, and colleagues as well as developed an understanding of evidence-based research, methodology, and theory. 

With the ABSN degree, 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, and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

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Curtis FlickingerCurtis Flickinger, ’20, left a business career and entered the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program to become a nurse. “I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives through the healthcare setting. The nursing faculty have been a tremendous support system throughout this rigorous journey. The simulations in lab and relative real-life experience of the professors help nursing students realize and envision what it’s like to be a nurse.”

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