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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.
Your classes, labs, and hands-on learning experiences will help you:
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.
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:
This is a seated, on-campus program.
For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our opens in a new windowAcademic Catalog.
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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