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In addition to providing world-class healthcare training for its students, the Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing connects with the surrounding community to offer medical, educational and ministry resources to improve the overall well being of residents. Those commitments were on display recently in a partnership with the N.C. Baptist Men, Crestview Baptist Church and several other local agencies that joined to provide uninsured men with tests for glucose and cholesterol levels, screenings for depression and other conditions, and information on topics such as nutrition and disease prevention.Volunteers with the N.C. Baptist Men parked the organization’s mobile Health Screening Ministry bus at Crestview Baptist Church between Boiling Springs and Shelby, and GWU faculty and students provided a variety of nursing services including blood tests and wellness brochures.

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN, Cleveland County Parish Nurse Ministry, Cleveland County Rescue Mission, Crestview Baptist Church, Dr. Sharon Starr, Health Screening Ministry, Hunt School of Nursing, Jillian Birkenstock, Jonathan Walker, Life Enrichment Center, N.C. Baptist Men, nursing

Gardner-Webb Hunt School of Nursing Partners with Community for Medical, Spiritual Ministry