Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The Gardner-Webb University School of Nursing provides the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program which offers two areas of study designed to meet the needs of nurses seeking expanded roles in their profession: Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. 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.
All courses in the MSN Program are offered through the distance learning system with selected nursing courses also offered in traditional classroom format on the main campus in Boiling Springs. The MSN program of study can be completed in six semesters of full-time enrollment.
Gardner-Webb University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral degrees.
The Commission on Colleges, Gardner-Webb University’s regional accrediting agency, is recognized and certified by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
International Student Requirements:
1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500-paper based test, 173 min.-computer based, or 61 min.-internet based.
2. WES - (Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials) - All Transcripts from institutions outside U.S. must be submitted to WES
3. VISA/ PASSPORT - F1 student visa or H1B work/employment visa.
-Permanent Residents need to supply a copy of their permanent residency card
International applicants planning to immigrate to the U.S.A., submit the following:
4. Documents to Support Sponsor Financial Responsibility-Copy of most recent Bank Statement and one of the following: Recent tax return OR copies of the Last 3 pay stubs.
5. I-20 Request Form
6. International Student Transfer Form (if coming from another U.S. institution, a copy of your I-94 and I-20 are required)
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