Gardner-Webb’s Hunt School of Nursing Offers Accelerated RN to BSN Option 

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New Accredited Program Offers Classes in Eight-Week Sessions to Qualified Students

Six nursing students work at three beds in the simulation labBOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Gardner-Webb University’s Hunt School of Nursing, a leader in nursing education, is excited to now offer an accelerated RN to BSN program to qualified students. The Davis RN-BSN program started in 1982 offering BSN courses over 15-weeks and will continue to offer the traditional format along with the accelerated option. The new accredited program—offered fully online in eight-week sessions—begins March 11.

“Through the accelerated option, students have the opportunity to complete the nursing core, as well as, required general education courses in as little as one year (three semesters),” said Dr. Candice Rome, associate professor of nursing and chair of digital learning programs. “Students will be taught by nursing faculty with diverse backgrounds and real-world experience. Our faculty and accelerated program will help students enhance their ability to critically think about health care in today’s ever-changing society.”

The RN to BSN curriculum at Gardner-Webb develops students’ leadership skills, increases their understanding of the current health care system, broadens their understanding of culturally diverse client needs, and allows for the opportunity to grow professionally. Students will be assigned a nursing faculty advisor who will work with them personally throughout the program.

Additionally, full-time students will have the benefit of taking the eight-week classes as a cohort. This option will allow students to build peer relationships and network throughout the program. Students will continue to have the option to take courses on a part-time basis as well.

“Our program is highly competitive among cost and length with other programs in the area,” Rome adds. “The general education requirements are less than comparable programs, with science requirements typically being met by the completion of an associate nursing program. In addition to transfer credit, students also receive up to 40 hours credit based on courses completed in their associate nursing program.”

Registration is open now for the March 11, eight-week start term. To apply, go to

For more information, contact GOAL-DCP at or 704-406-4484.

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