Pre-Nursing

nursing-prep students

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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

View the Pre-Nursing Program Plan >

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.

Application Checklist

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.
  • College Transcripts 

    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 enroll@mercer.edu.

    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 Transcrip

    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:

Mercer University
Henry County Regional Academic Center
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 2140
McDonough, GA 30253

 

Admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received.
 

Priority Deadlines
Submit your application with all supporting materials by the following deadlines:

Fall Session I (August): July 15
Fall Session II (October): October 1
Spring Session I (January): November 15
Spring Session II (March): March 1
Summer (May): April 15

 

Instructions for Undergraduate Transient Applicants

To enroll as an undergraduate transient student, applicants need only submit the following as a complete application packet:

  • Application
  • $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.

We understand that you may have questions about your educational journey with Mercer University. Browse our FAQs and get answers to some of our commonly asked questions.

PROGRAM NAME

PER CREDIT HR

PER 3/HR

PER 6/HR

PER 9/HR

PRE-NURSING

$435

$1,305

$2,610

$3,915

 

Facilities/Tech Fees
Undergraduate Students:
1-11 Hours - $12.50/hour
12-99 Hours - $150/semester
 
Graduate & Professional Students:
1-8 Hours - $17.00/hour
9-99 Hours - $150/semester
 
Miscellaneous Fees (subject to change based on individual course requirements)
Internship/Practica - $200
Fieldwork - $150
Leadership Academy - $60
Lab Fee - $100 - 150/per course
Transcript Fee - $25
Transcript Fax Fee - $5
 
Student Insurance
$822/semester
                                                                        
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A. Evaluation of Foreign Credentials Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service. A Course-by-Course and Grade Point Average Equivalent Evaluation is required for undergraduate admission. Contact the Office of Admissions for information about evaluation services if your foreign credentials have not been evaluated. If an evaluation has been done, you must submit an official sealed copy with your application.

B. Official Translations Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by official translations.
 
C. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) The TOEFL or IELTS is required for international applicants whose primary language is not English. The scores may not be more than two years old. Official score reports must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. The Educational Testing Service institution code for submission of official score reports is 5025. Unofficial copies of the score report may be included with the application for initial review and evaluation. This does not replace the requirement of an official score report for those applicants who are offered admission.
 
Exception: The TOEFL is not required of international applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with grades of "C" or higher.
 
D. Financial Guarantee International applicants who wish to obtain an I-20 for F-1 visa must include financial documentation showing ability to finance tuition and living expenses for one year. Financial documents must have a current date and indicate available funds of US $25,000.
 
E. Visa Status International Applicants Who are Currently in the United States - Documentation of your current visa status must be submitted with the self-managed application. (Copy of I-20 and I-94 if on an F-1 visa; copy of visa stamp and I-94 if on another type of visa; or copy of Resident Alien card [front and back] if classified as a Resident Alien.)