Student Organizations

Baptist Nursing Fellowship (BNF)

Healthcare professionals have the unique skill set to imitate Jesus' ministry in their lives. They can use their professions as platforms for sharing the gospel. Baptist Nursing Fellowship is designed to help health-care professionals utilize their talents to fulfill their desires to serve God alongside other people.

BNF offers member professional and spiritual development, financial support, and service opportunities; and connects health care and missions to ignite a passion and unity among Christian health-care professionals.


HOSA

HOSA provides all students from different majors an interdisciplinary approach to learning about the healthcare field. Our local chapter exists to serve the needs of its members and educate them on ethical practices in healthcare, environmental concerns, and service to the community. At the regional and national level, there are also opportunities to recognize individual achievements in competitions.


PULSE

The PULSE Program is supported by the application of the Mutual Benefits Model to nursing mentoring relationships. The model illustrates the mutual benefits between the peer mentors, mentees, and the Hunt School of Nursing. The volunteer mentoring program operates within the Hunt School of Nursing and is overseen by a faculty advisor and a student program coordinator. Mentees report to their peer mentors and peer mentors report to the student program coordinator. The student program coordinator selects volunteer peer mentors, matches peer mentors and mentees based on their applications, and supervises mentoring services as well as plans program workshops and activities with additional guidance from the faculty advisor if necessary. Peer mentors and mentees are matched based on the discretion of the student program coordinator and faculty advisor, taking into account type of nursing program, similar professors, similar nursing career goals, and preferences for frequency of meetings. P eer mentors can simultaneously participate in the program as a mentee if they choose.


Sigma Theta Tau

The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing is privileged to have its own Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing Chapter, Phi Upsilon. STTI is the only nursing honor society dedicated to improving the health of the world's people, thus the name Sigma Theta Tau International. Baccalaureate and graduate nursing students meeting the eligibility criteria for membership, having endorsement for membership, and approval for membership by Phi Upsilon Board of Directors are invited for membership and to an induction ceremony. Phi Upsilon is not funded through Gardner-Webb University but is maintained independently through membership fees and fund-raising activities. 

Phi Upsilon membership requirements for baccalaureate nursing students are:

  • Completion of a minimum of 1/2 of the nursing curriculum.
  • A 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale on all courses taken through Gardner-Webb University.
  • Rank in the upper 35% of their graduating class.
  • Meet expectations of academic and professional integrity, and potential for leadership.

Student Nurses Association

The Student Nurses Association is sponsored by the Hunt School of Nursing and is advised by nursing faculty. They are a very active organization that meets monthly. There are many activities to participate in, including NCANS conventions and trips as well as service learning opportunities such as Operation Christmas Child, Relay for Life, and Octoberfest.