Why choose this program?
Admission into the pre-nursing program is highly competitive and is weighed on a number of factors including the quality of the prerequisite courses that an applicant has taken. The courses included in this curriculum have been approved by faculty of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University.
Does this program guarantee admission into a Nursing program?
It is important to note that completion of this pre-nursing 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. Due to the academic rigor of the nursing program, science courses which are older than 5 years may not be accepted. Additionally, science courses taken online may not be accepted.
Where are the classes offered?
Are any of the courses offered online?
Many classes are offered completely online, and some classes are offered in a hybrid format - a combination of online and face-to-face meetings.
When do the classes meet?
Mercer University’s Regional Academic Centers are designed to meet the needs of working adults. Classes meet on weekday evenings or on Saturdays, once a week for eight weeks. There are two eight-week sessions during each of the Fall and Spring Semesters, as well as one eight-week and one four-week session during the Summer Semester. Most enrolled students take two classes per session for full time enrollment for the semester, meeting two different days of the week.
Can I work and go to school?
Most of our students work, take care of families, and attend classes.
How many credit hours can I transfer into Mercer?
Why do I have to provide immunization records?
Mercer’s immunization policy is a University policy and not an admissions policy, which is designed for the safety of our students. If immunization records are not released to Mercer before the first semester, you will need to provide them before the end of your first session or it will affect your future enrollment.
How much is tuition?
May I apply for financial assistance?
Financial assistance is offered on a case-by-case basis. Students may be eligible for federal and/or private loan programs. The Mercer University Office of Student Financial Planning is equipped to provide up-to-date information on financial assistance available to students via federal loan programs. The first step to apply for federal loans is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form, available online. You may complete this form as soon as you apply to the program, but eligibility will be determined only after you have been accepted by Mercer University. Please note that federal loans are available to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents only.