Step 1Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts indicating 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution for all programs except Elementary Education which requires 44 credit hours. (Applicants with fewer than 48 transferable hours will work with their assigned success coach in collaboration with the academic program leadership of the applicant’s chosen major program of study to produce a written curriculum plan establishing a clear path to graduation)
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better 
  • Completion of specific prerequisite coursework as deemed necessary by the department of the chosen major
  • Completion of an associate degree with a major in nursing or a hospital diploma nursing program
  • Current, unrestricted RN licensure
  • One year of nursing experience within the past five years OR completion of a nursing program within the past year
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all previous college coursework
  • Completion of a satisfactory criminal background check
  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Completion of required prerequisite courses
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 on all previous college coursework
  • Completion of a satisfactory criminal background check and drug screen
CNA-1 and American Heart Association BLS certifications must be completed before beginning coursework.

Questions? Please call 866-498-4625 or email

Step 2Apply Online

Complete the online application.
*Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) applicants must select Spring 2020 as the entry term on the application.

Step 3Send Us Your Transcripts

Submit your official transcripts via mail or electronically from any previously attended colleges to:
Gardner-Webb University
Digital Learning
P.O. Box 1896
Boiling Springs, NC 28017