Gardner-Webb’s Graduate School of Nursing Named Among Nation’s Top Programs

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner–Webb University is among just 44 schools in the nation named to the annual Best Masters in Nursing list by  The compilation ranks the best graduate nursing programs in the United States for the 2013-2014 academic year.

“Gardner-Webb University offers several options for graduate study in Nursing.  Students can obtain an RN to MSN degree, a Master of Science degree in Nursing, a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization, or an MSN/MBA dual degree,” the announcement stated. “Many students prefer the dual degree option because it gives them the nursing knowledge while also training them in how to become administrators of health care facilities.”

The methodology used for ranking Master in Nursing programs includes interviews with deans in the field, surveys of students, and more.  Rigor of program, program reputation, and previous graduate successes play a large part in program ranking.

Dr. Vickie Walker serves as director of the Gardner-Webb University Graduate Program of Nursing.  She believes the programs offered by the University raise the bar for competitors.  “The GWU School of Nursing is committed to providing nursing programs that allow nurses to achieve their highest potential in nursing administration, nursing education and advanced nursing practice,” she stated. is an organization that serves as a one-stop-shop for masters’ program information.  They offer comprehensive lists of colleges and degree programs to help individuals make informed decisions about where to pursue their post-baccalaureate education.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).