Associate of Science in Nursing

 Make an impact for Christ in healthcare.

Gardner-Webb will equip you with the skills and knowledge to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is a 2-year on-campus program, completed over the course of five semesters. 

Your coursework will focus on clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, and social awareness, while also helping you care for others through the lens of Christian values. You’ll obtain clinical hours in local hospitals, gaining real-world while earning your degree.

After you finish the ASN program and pass the NCLEX-RN, you’ll be able to pursue your career as a nurse at hospitals, medical centers, schools, nursing homes, rehab centers, and more. We can also help you prepare for continued education in the medical field.


What You’ll Learn

Your classes, labs, and hands-on learning experiences will help you:

  • Use clinical judgment to provide optimal care to clients, families, and diverse populations
  • Communicate and collaborate with healthcare professionals and your future clients to deliver high quality and safe care
  • Become a leader in quality improvement and patient safety
  • Use data to monitor and improve patient care
  • Minimize risk and harm to patients
  • Use information and technology to communicate and manage knowledge and decision making 
  • Uphold ethical and legal standards of professional nursing practice

Available Programs

Associate of Science in Nursing

Earn your ASN following successful completion of 72 credit hours. You will complete 29 hours of general education courses in addition to 43 credit hours of nursing courses. You’ll earn real-world experience through 120 hours focused on client care. You’ll complete these hours each semester to fulfill the NC Board of Nursing requirements. This is a seated, on-campus program.

Advanced Placement LPN Option

The Advanced Placement LPN option allows licensed LPNs to complete the ASN program in three semesters. Eligibility for advanced placement into the Associate degree nursing program (ASN) for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) includes the following:

  1. Current unrestricted LPN license;
  2. Admission to Gardner-Webb University and to the Hunt School of Nursing;
  3. Successful completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO 203), Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO 204), and General Psychology (PSY 201).

This is a seated, on-campus program.

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


What You’ll Do

After passing your NCLEX-RN, you’ll begin working as a Registered Nurse. With additional education, you may earn research and administration roles or specialize in the advanced nursing field. 

Since Gardner-Webb offers an RN-BSN program, many students enter this program directly following the completion of their ASN. This helps you remain committed to your future career without having to move or learn a new campus. After earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing, you may pursue our other graduate and doctoral degrees such as the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in education, administration, and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). If one of these pathways interests you, your Gardner-Webb advisor will work with you to make sure you stay on track and meet necessary requirements.

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