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The Admissions Office at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University processes undergraduate and graduate nursing applications. Online applications are available for the undergraduate program, the master's program, as well as the doctoral programs. 

Undergraduate Nursing Program

Prelicsenure BSN Track (Applications open for Fall 2017)

This application is intended for prospective students seeking to obtain coursework necessary to become a registered nurse. This program is referred to as the prelicensure BSN Track. 
Important Note:  This program has fall semester entry only.  Use the links below for more information.

Application Deadlines for prelicensure BSN Track:

May 1 priority and international student deadline

June 1 final deadline 

Essential Requirements for Completion of Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Program

The following essential requirements explain attributes necessary to complete the baccalaureate educational program in nursing. These standards describe the non-academic qualifications required in addition to academic qualifications that GBCN considers essential for entrance to, continuation in, and graduation from its nursing degree program. Candidates for a nursing degree must be able to meet these minimum essential skills with or without reasonable accommodation for successful completion of degree requirements.  

RN-BSN Completion Track (Applications open for spring & summer)

The RN-BSN curriculum includes a three semester sequence for full-time students and a five semester sequence for part-time students.  Students may begin coursework fall semester (August), spring semester (January), or summer (May).  

Accepted RN-BSN students attend a mandatory 2-day campus orientation at the beginning of their coursework with all subsequent classes are delivered asynchronously online. RN-BSN Applicants must have a valid unencumbered Georgia registered nursing license and the ability to complete clinical experiences in Georgia.  Applicants with RN licensure and/or residency outside of the state of Georgia may be considered for admission on an individual basis.

Application Deadlines for RN-BSN

Fall- July 1 priority deadline and international student deadline; July 15 final deadline
Spring- November 1 priority deadline and international student deadline; December 15 final deadline
Summer- March 1 priority deadline and international student deadline; April 1 final deadline

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree

This degree program is appropriate for registered nurses licensed to practice in Georgia who have earned a baccalaureate nursing degree and want to obtain a master of science in nursing degree.  The College of Nursing provides two tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Areas of specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Complete an application and submit references.  Use this link to send an online (automated)  form to your reference person, or print our reference form  to send to references.  Printed forms may be submitted by mail or by fax.   References should be sent by the individual writing the reference.

Application Deadlines for MSN

Spring 2017 - November 1, Final Deadline Dec. 15th
Summer 2017- April 1
Fall 2017- March 1 priority/international deadline; July 1 final deadline 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program offers the following options
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  1. DNP - No concentration (generalist)
  • For Registered Nurses who have master's degree in nursing and are currently certified as an advanced practice nurses, i.e. nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives or nurse anesthetists or are certified as nurse executives/nurse administrators.

Doctor of Nursing Practice - No concentration (generalist)

  1. DNP - Includes Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • A generalist DNP with the addition of the AGACNP.  For Registered Nurses who have a master's degree in nursing and are currently certified as an advanced practice nurses,  i.e. nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives or nurse anesthetists.  Graduates are prepared to meet requirements to sit for the certification examination under the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) specific specialties and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.

Post-Master's DNP with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

  1. The BSN to DNP with Family Nurse Practitioner
  • For Registered Nurses who completed a BSN degree program and desire to complete a DNP with a FNP certification.  Full-time students earn a MSN at semester seven, which prepares them to meet requirements to sit for the certification examination under the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) specific specialties and/or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) examination for Family Nurse Practitioner. 

BSN to DNP with Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Application Deadline for DNP degree program

Fall 2017-  March 1 priority deadline; July 1 final deadline 

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program

This application is intended for licensed professional registered nurses with an earned master's degree in nursing who wish to obtain coursework in a doctor of philosophy in nursing program. 

Application Deadlines for PhD in Nursing

Fall 2017-  March 1 priority deadline; July 1 final deadline