Gardner-Webb University’s Graduate Nursing Program Ranks Among Best in U.S.

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Nursing Resource Lists Top Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs

a nursing student examines a patientBOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree has been named a top-20 program nationwide by an education information website, yet another distinguished honor for GWU’s lauded nursing program., an online source for college and career information, honored Gardner-Webb as No. 20 in its “50 Best Online MSN Programs of 2017” list, a resource produced to help current and future nurses make smart choices about advancing their education and careers. The ranking earned GWU a place among schools like Penn State (University Park, Penn.), Gonzaga University (Spokane, Wash.), and The George Washington University (Washington D.C.).

“This truly is an affirmation of the quality of our faculty and staff and a testament to their commitment to high standards,” shared Dr. Sharon Starr, dean of the GWU Hunt School of Nursing. “The faculty and staff are committed to the success of each student.”

Schools chosen for the list offered an online Master of Science in Nursing and represented the intersection of affordability, academic strength, online resources, and course flexibility.

Gardner-Webb’s MSN program has received multiple honors in recent years. In 2015, College Choice, an independent online publication, ranked GWU in its top-50 online MSN programs, and U.S. News & World Report ranked the University in its top-50 list for online graduate nursing programs.

“We can’t achieve this level of recognition and high quality without the support of the administration and other departments at the University,” Starr said. “We could not do this without our excellent library, those in financial aid and the registrar. Those in the Graduate School provide consistent and high-level assistance as well. Our current students can testify to the expertise of the faculty and the quality of our resources. I hope potential students will see these rankings and will consider being a part of this success.”

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