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.
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 sacscoc.org.
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.
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