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DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Gardner-Webb University ADN Program is the oldest existing associate degree program in the state of North Carolina. The ADN Program, which is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Rd, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404)975-5000, www.nlnac.org), prepares graduates to successfully pass the National Council of State Boards Licensing Exam and become registered nurses. The ADN curriculum consists of twenty-nine semester hours of general education courses and forty-three semester hours of nursing courses. Nursing courses are categorized asdidactic (classroom), experiential (laboratory), and application (hospital/clinical) experiences.
BSN Program Details
The purpose of the School of Nursing BSN program is to provide baccalaureate nursing education within a caring Christian atmosphere, to advance the practice of nursing through the utilization of nursing research, and to enhance the health and well-being of the community served. To support this purpose, the program:
-Provides registered nurses with varying educational, experiential, and cultural backgrounds an entry point into baccalaureate nursing education;
-Provides an upper division major in nursing;
-Prepares a generalist who can deliver professional nursing care in a variety of settings;
-Prepares a nurse accountable to the profession and society and
-Provides the foundation for graduate education in nursing.
MSN Program Details
The Gardner-Webb University MSN Program, which is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Rd, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone (404)975-5000, www.nlnac.org), offers two programs of study designed to meet the needs of nurses seeking expanded roles in their profession: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration. The MSN Degree, with specialty concentration, requires 30 to 36 semester hours of graduate credits. In addition to the two areas of concentrated study, the MSN program offers the MSN/MBA dual degree and the RN to MSN option.
The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Education is designed to prepare students to become professional educators in an academic or health care setting. This program of study allows students the opportunity to enhance their clinical expertise from a theoretical perspective and to apply nursing education and learning principles in practice settings.
The Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Administration is offered in collaboration with the Graduate School of Business. This program of study seeks to prepare the professional nurse for leadership roles in health care organizations.
The RN to MSN program is designed to facilitate an accelerated and integrated progression from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curriculum to the Master of Science in Nursing curriculum. This program of study allows nurses to apply six hours of graduate course credit to the BSN degree.
The MSN/MBA dual degree program is a 63 semester hour program. This interdisciplinary program combines nursing leadership with a working knowledge of business and managerial skills.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Gardner-Webb University is a 36- semester hour program in three modules offering two areas of specialty education for students with Master's degrees in nursing: Advanced Practice Leadership and Educational Leadership. Course work is presented in an executive format requiring 40 clock hours of on-campus classes each semester for each 3 semester hours of study. Classes will be held on the main campus at Boiling Springs, NC at the beginning of the semester for student/faculty collaboration and faculty presentation, clarification of theoretical content, learning objectives, and course requirements. The balance of the semester will be followed by online lectures, presentations, writing assignments, and interactive class discussions using Gardner-Webb University's distance learning system.