nursing-prep students

If a career in Nursing is in your future, Mercer University, a leader in healthcare education, has designed a curriculum of courses which most nursing schools require of their applicants.

Admission to Mercer's Georgia Baptist College of Nursing 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.

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.


Mercer’s Pre-Nursing program is designed to prepare graduates for an education in a highly competitive field while allowing for maximum flexibility and scheduling options for working adults. Graduates will learn from exceptional faculty with real world knowledge and experience.


The Pre- Nursing program is a 57-semester hour non-degree program. Courses are offered on weekday evenings and some courses may be offered online. This flexible delivery format allows students to continue working while completing the Pre- Nursing curriculum.

The courses included in this curriculum have been approved by faculty of the Mercer’s Georgia Baptist College of Nursing. 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.

Locations where the program is offered include:

  • Douglas County
  • Henry County