Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Answer your call to care for others.

Gardner-Webb nursing students are committed to serving others. Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) allows you to care for people with skill, compassion and respect. Our BSN program emphasizes a holistic approach, focusing on clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, faith and social awareness.

Your professors will share their own career experiences with you. They’ll also support you with one-on-one guidance, helping you meet your degree requirements and plan your future career or graduate study goals.

On our campus, you’ll engage in real-world scenarios in simulation-based lab learning experiences. You’ll also take your academic knowledge out into the community, earning practice hours at local hospitals and clinical settings.


What You’ll Learn

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

  • Use clinical judgment to provide care to clients, families, and diverse populations
  • Understand evidence-based research and research methodology, as well as the theory of nursing practice and research
  • 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 patient care technology
  • Uphold ethical and legal standards of professional nursing practice
  • Promote health and prevent illness 
  • See how the healthcare system functions and learn about adherence to financial and regulatory healthcare policies

Available Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a traditional pre-licensure four-year undergraduate program. Your BSN degree will require 129 hours. 63 hours will fulfill your general education requirements and nursing courses will complete the remaining 63 credit hours. 

As part of the NC Board of Nursing requirements, you’ll also learn practical skills and experiences through 120 clinical hours focused on client care.

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


What You’ll Do

Our curriculum prepares you to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN and begin working as a Registered Nurse. With a BSN degree, you can lead as a manager or administrator at businesses anywhere in the community, including hospitals, medical centers, schools, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. 

You may also pursue additional nursing education and start a career in roles such as:

  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist 

Since Gardner-Webb offers programs in Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Physician Assistant Studies (PA), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), you can transition smoothly into your advanced degree once you’ve completed your BSN. This helps you remain committed to your future career without having to move or learn a new campus.

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