Mercer University, a leader in healthcare education, has designed a non-degree Pre-Nursing program for professionals seeking learning opportunities in the field of Nursing. This program provides a foundation of field knowledge with various courses including: communication, human anatomy and physiology, psychopathology, statistical methods and sociology. Low unemployment rates and strong earning potential earned nursing a top five spot in the U.S. News Best Jobs rankings. A four-year nursing degree can also help students advance to management positions. Nurses who continue their education at the graduate level can obtain positions in nursing education and administration.
The non-degree Pre-Nursing program is offered at Mercer's Douglas County and Henry County locations, and students are admitted five times per year in August, October, January, March and May.
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:
- Gain strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Relate the functions and relationships in the human body
- Understand and apply foundational knowledge for future Nursing program
Admission to the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University and other nursing programs is highly competitive, and is weighed on a number of factors; one of these includes the prerequisite courses that a student has taken. Due to the academic rigor of the nursing program, science courses that are older than 5 years may not be accepted. Additionally, science courses taken online may not be accepted.
It is important to note that completion of this nursing preparation curriculum does not guarantee admission to any college or school of nursing. Students should meet with a nursing advisor at the college/university to which the individual intends to apply to learn about specific requirements such as TEAS testing and score.
The courses included in this curriculum have been approved by faculty of the Mercer’s Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.
Applicants for the Pre-Nursing program should have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale and must be in good standing with the most recent regionally accredited college or university attended.
Submit all of the following items to complete your application to the program:
- Application for Admission. Begin application now>
- $25 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for International Applicants)
Submit the required fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University. Do not sent cash. The application fee is nonrefundable and cannot apply toward tuition.
Applicants must submit one official transcript from every postsecondary institution previously attended, regardless of length of stay or if the grades are listed on another school's transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are transferring from another institution, you may use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to measure how your coursework will be credited towards your degree. Mercer will accept 64 credits from a two-year institution and 96 credits from a four-year institution. This tool provides an unofficial report of transferable courses. Upon submission of official college transcripts and acceptance, an official report will be completed by the University Registrar.
High School or General Educational Development (GED) Transcript
An official high school or GED transcript for applicants who have not attempted or have earned less than 30 hours of college credit.
Joint Services Transcript
An official Joint Services Transcript is suggested, but not required, for individuals who have military experience. Additional information regarding how to request a transcript is available at https://jst.doded.mil/official.html.
Submit all application supporting materials to:
Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received.
Fall Session I (August): July 15
Instructions for Undergraduate Transient Applicants
To enroll as an undergraduate transient student, applicants need only submit the following as a complete application packet:
- $25 non-refundable application fee
- Letter of authorization completed by the home institution that certifies good standing, grants permission to take Mercer University courses, and specifies which course(s) may be taken.
If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you may transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy. Use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to measure how your coursework will be credited towards your degree.
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