Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

Gardner-Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

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Health & Medicine Profile

Faith-based patient care

When you graduate from Gardner-Webb University, you'll be prepared to apply what you have learned to make a difference in your community for God and humanity. GWU is recognized as a College of Distinction and continues to equip the next generation of health care professionals.

Mentoring faculty
Our faculty members are professional educators, mentors, and experts in their fields. Because your success is their primary focus, you can be confident that you'll reach your goals.

Pre-professional to graduate programs
Whether you pursue an advanced degree or a job in your field after graduation, you will be ready for that next step. The University provides students with a full range of in-demand degrees such as Nursing, Exercise Science, and Physician Assistant Studies.

Heart for service
Students like you are drawn to health science because of a strong determination to live your life caring for others. At GWU, you will gain the understanding, skills, and confidence you need to make a difference. You'll find a community on campus that's passionate about making a difference for God and humanity.

Nestled in the foothills of North Carolina
GWU offers access to more than just a beautiful campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through internships, research, and study abroad opportunities, you'll be connected to the world. 


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#4 Best Online RN to BSN Programs in North Carolina |

 COD Nursing badge

Nationally endorsed as a College of Distinction for Nursing

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Nationally recognized as a Christian College of Distinction

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#7 for economic mobility among private colleges and universities in North Carolina | The New York Times

Health Science Programs

• Biology
• Chemistry
• Doctor of Nursing Practice
• Exercise Science
• Healthcare Management
• Master of Science in Nursing
• Nursing (ABSN, ASN, BSN)
• Physician Assistant Studies
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary Medicine

View the full list of over 80 areas of study at

GWU by the Numbers

• 13:1 student-faculty ratio
• 97% first-time PANCE pass rate 2019
• 100% traditional BSN NCLEX pass rate as of July 2019
• 24% of our 3,600 students in the Nursing program
• 164 full-time faculty members

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I had an abundance of opportunities while attending Gardner-Webb, which taught me to always take the initiative. I know God placed me here to prepare me for my future. No other university has a community that loves each other like Gardner-Webb.”

    • Daniel Graves
  • “At Gardner-Webb, I built many relationships because it’s a very tight-knit community. After graduating, I pursued an MBA here because of the community that surrounded me, challenging curriculum, and many opportunities. I feel prepared.”

    • Jamison Hough
  • “Gardner-Webb is a special place with truly special people, and I’m so thankful for the time and work they’ve put into helping me reach my goals while encouraging me to keep my eyes on the Lord.”

    • Austyn Gorski
  • “The GWU community allowed me to reach out and get help when I needed it. I built strong relationships with my science professors, whose wealth of knowledge and wisdom prepared me to achieve my dream of being a dentist.”

    • Joshua McKoy