Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will prepare you for leadership positions in your career as a Registered Nurse. The BSN also provides an excellent academic and professional foundation if you choose to pursue a Master’s degree.

GWU Hunt School of Nursing students

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree will prepare you for leadership positions in your career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Emphasizing holistic healthcare grounded in Christian values, the curriculum focuses on clinical competence, therapeutic relationships, and social awareness.

Undergraduate Admissions

During your 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.


The Hunt School of Nursing provides simulation-based learning experiences in laboratory settings to give students hands on learning experiences. Students participate in educational preceptorships at clinical sites where they receive opportunities for one-on-one mentorship from a practicing RN.


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.

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, administration, and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Physician Assistant Studies (PA), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees.

The BSN degree can be earned following successful completion of 64-70 credit hours of General Education requirements. Nursing course requirements comprise 63 credit hours.


Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

University admission does not guarantee acceptance into the Hunt School of Nursing. To be considered for admission to the ADN and BSN Nursing Programs, applicants must apply for admission to the University, apply for admission to the Hunt School of Nursing, complete a criminal background check, and meet the minimum criteria below:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    (For students with an earned bachelor's degree or higher, 3.0 for the last 64 hours of undergraduate or graduate course work.)
  2. One of the following satisfactory standardized test scores*:
    • Minimum SAT score of 1050 (if taken before 3/1/2016) with at least a 500 Critical Reading and 500 Math or a minimum SAT score of 1130 (if taken after 3/1/2016) with at least a 530 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Math.
    • Minimum ACT composite score of 22 (with at least a 21 in English, 18 in Math, and 20 in Reading).
    • TEAS (Version V or above): Proficient Academic Preparedness Level or higher. Scores must be within the last 12 months of the admission review.
  3. Completion of Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra with a minimum of a "C" in high school or college. These grades must be reflected in the transcripts you provide with your application.
  4. Current, official, satisfactory Criminal Background Check results from the STATE in which you reside AND any other state in which you lived during the past ten years. All background checks are to be completed through CastleBranch using code: ga96.
  5. CNA I - CNA certification is not a prerequisite to applying, but a student must be listed on a state's nurse aid registry before beginning the ADN program (NURS 106) and before beginning their first nursing course (NURS 239) in the four-year BSN program.

* Students with an earned bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university are not required to submit test scores.

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