Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Davis RN-BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate degree who desire to obtain their BSN. Emphasizing holistic healthcare grounded in Christian values, the curriculum focuses on clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, and social awareness.

Gardner-Webb maintains productive partnerships with community healthcare facilities, providing students with valuable opportunities for service learning. You’ll learn about providing patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The University also participates in the North Carolina RN to BSN Uniform Articulation Agreement, allowing you, as a registered nurse with an Associate in Nursing degree from a NC Community College, to complete a BSN in as little as 1 year by following the NCCC Davis RN-BSN 5 block degree program.


What You’ll Learn

Graduates of the BSN program will:

  1. Use clinical judgement to provide care to clients, families, and diverse populations.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with healthcare professionals, clients, and family to deliver high quality and safe care.
  3. Integrate current evidence and patient/family preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes.
  4. Apply concepts of leadership to promote quality improvement, and patient safety.
  5. Utilize information management and patient care technology in the delivery of quality patient care.
  6. Plan self-development to uphold ethical and legal standards to maintain professional nursing practice.
  7. Provide population focused care incorporating concepts of health promotion and illness prevention.
  8. Distinguish financial and regulatory healthcare policies that directly and indirectly influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system.

Available Programs

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Davis RN–BSN program is a fully online program, with courses offered in an 8-week format. There are five start dates, allowing students to begin in the Fall (August, October), Spring (January, March), or Summer (May) semester. The curriculum includes 30 credit hours of nursing courses. Students may combine previously completed general education courses, or take additional courses, to achieve 120 credit hours to earn a BSN. If all general education courses have been completed, students can complete all course requirements in as little as one year. While enrolled in the Davis RN-BSN program, students may substitute two MSN level courses for two RN to BSN courses, allowing students a jumpstart on their MSN degree. Upon completion of the Davis RN-BSN program, students may be seamlessly admitted into the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

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


What You’ll Do

After passing your NCLEX-RN, you’ll begin working as a Registered Nurse. You can find employment at hospitals, medical centers, schools, nursing homes, rehab centers, and more. With additional education, you can pursue careers in research or administration or choose to specialize in various nursing fields.

Financial assistance/scholarships

  • Davis Foundation Scholarship
    • Students living and working in Wilkes, Iredell, and Alexander counties are eligible for tuition support. For more information, contact the Nursing Enrollment Officer Kristina Moore at [email protected].
  • Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)
  • Foothills Nursing Promise
    • Students from Cleveland, Rutherford, and Gaston Counties receive a special rate. Click here for details.

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