Mercer University College of Nursing

Mercer University’s Accelerated BSN Track

Mercer University was founded in 1833, and its Georgia Baptist College of Nursing is the oldest nursing program in the state. Mercer offers a Second-Degree Accelerated Nursing track in Atlanta, Georgia. Students can graduate in as little as 12 months after having completed a requisite number of credit hours over the course of three semesters. With start dates each year in May, August, and January, prospective students are always close to a start date. This ABSN track follows a hybrid learning model.

Students complete their coursework through an online learning platform that caters to a diverse set of learning styles. Skills and simulation labs are completed on-site and are equipped with high-tech medical manikins and hospital equipment to simulate real-life clinical environments. This allows students to practice carrying out realistic scenarios in a safe setting. Finally, students will complete clinical rotations, which are carried out at some of the top health care facilities in the Atlanta metro area. Students can expect to experience a variety of nursing specialties and a diverse patient population, preparing them for their future careers.

Admission Requirements

There are several requirements applicants must meet to be eligible for Mercer’s ABSN track. This track is designed for non-nursing bachelor’s degree holders, however students may have to take some additional prerequisite courses to be considered eligible for admission.

Students must also have:

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, and science courses must also be completed with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Minimum composite score of 76% on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • International applicants must submit the result of their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


Mercer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, located at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097. To learn more about the Commission on Colleges and its accreditation process, please call (404) 679-4500 or visit

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing practice program, and the post-graduate certificate programs at Mercer University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The ABSN program at Mercer University’s Georgia Baptist College of Nursing is approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing, located at 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, GA 31217-3858, (478) 207-1640.

Ready to Begin Your Nursing Journey?

If you are interested in Mercer’s ABSN track, complete the form and an admissions representative will contact you to give you more information.

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