Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN–BSN)

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Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Prepare you for leadership positions in your career as a Registered Nurse. 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 RN-BSN 5 block degree program.


  • August 19, 2020 (Full Session)
  • August 19, 2020 (8-week Session)
  • October 16, 2020 (8-week session)
  • Spring January 6, 2021 (16 weeks)
  • Spring March 3, 2021 (8 weeks)


What You’ll Learn

During your RN-BSN education, you’ll master the art of effective communication with patients, families, and colleagues. You’ll learn how to manage care for a large group of patients, and you’ll learn about ethical and legal standards. You’ll develop an understanding of evidence-based research and research methodology as well as the theory of nursing practice and research. You’ll build your leadership skills, preparing you to lead within your field. Gardner-Webb’s Hunt School of Nursing is inspired and grounded by an important mission: Making an impact on the health of our global community by preparing professionals to practice nursing from a holistic, value-centered mindset.


CatalogCourse NameCredit Hours
NUR 300(RN-BSN) Concepts in Professional Nursing3
NUR 301Research in Nursing3
NUR 312Advanced Health Assessment2
NUR 303Trends in healthcare3
NUR 307Communication Skills in Nursing3
NUR 402Nursing Care of the Older Adult3
NUR 403Leadership/Management in Nursing4
NUR 409Senior Seminar3
NUR 412Community and Public Health Nursing4
NUR 415Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum2

Available Programs

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The RN–BSN program requires 30 hours in the major for completion. This program prepares working nurses for leadership positions in their careers as a Registered Nurse. The program is taught online and students can begin in either the Fall (August, October) or Spring (January, March) or Summer (May) semester.

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


What You’ll Do

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 or administration, or Doctor or Nursing Practice (DNP) in leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP-FNP), or Psychiatric Mental Health (DNP-PMHNP).

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Dr. Tracy Arnold, DNP, RN

Dean, Hunt School of Nursing Associate Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing


(704) 406-4359

Campus Box: 7309

108 Health Sciences Building

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