GWU Hunt School of Nursing Prepares for Accreditation Review

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Site Visit from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Team Planned Oct. 7   

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing will host a site review team for continuing accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

A public meeting will be held at GWU’s College of Health Sciences  (315 W. College Ave., Boiling Springs, N.C.) on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 191.

In addition, the ACEN is inviting members of the community to submit written comments relating to the Gardner-Webb University MSN program to Dr. Marsal Stoll, ACEN Chief Executive Officer (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, GA 30326) or via email at All written comments should be received by the ACEN by Sept. 30.

The Hunt School of Nursing provides excellent, high-quality, student-centered programs based on current national competencies of nursing practice. The diverse student population is taught to meet the global health care needs of individuals, groups and communities. Each nursing faculty member models holistic nursing practice, Christian principles, critical thinking, and professionalism. Students learn in a Christ-centered, state-of-the-art environment that includes opportunities to participate in interprofessional as well as international practice.

Additional information about the Hunt School of Nursing and the upcoming accreditation site visit is available at

The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) prepares graduate nurses in the specialty areas of Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. The MSN Program can be completed in two years through the distance learning format through online classes. Graduates are prepared for positions in academia and administration and to enter doctoral education.

The Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Program (MSN-FNP) is 50 semester hours and designed to meet the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies established by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner faculties (NONPF) and to prepare students for the Family Nurse Practitioner certification exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration dual degree program (MSN/MBA) is a 63-semester-hour interdisciplinary program that combines nursing leadership with a working knowledge of business and managerial skills.

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).