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 Application

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 track) Use the links below for more information.

Application Deadlines for pre-licensure BSN degree program (fall entry only):

April 1 priority and international student deadline
May 1 final deadline

Essential Requirements for completion of Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Program

The following essential requirements explain attributes necessary to complete the prelicensure 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

The College of Nursing is accepting applications for Fall Semester 2015 for the RN-BSN Completion Track.  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) 2015 or spring semester (January) 2016.  

Accepted RN-BSN students attend a mandatory 2-day campus orientation at the beginning of their coursework with all subsequent classes delivered asynchronously online. 

RN-BSN Applicants must have a valid Georgia nursing license and the ability to complete clinical experiences in Georgia.

Application Deadlines for RN-BSN

Fall June 1 priority deadline
Spring November 1 priority deadline
Summer March 1 priority 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. 

  • Admission Criteria   (MSN students are considered for admission for fall full time and spring and summer part time.)


Areas of specialty: Family 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 degree program

Spring 2016 (part-time) - October 1 priority and international student deadline; November 1 final deadline
Summer 2016 (part-time) - March 1 priority and international student deadline
Fall 2016 entry (part-time/full-time) - March 1 priority and international student deadline; May 1 final deadline

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program is a post-master's program, intended for licensed professional registered nurses with an earned master's degree in nursing. The College of Nursing accepts DNP applications for the fall term and only Georgia residents are admitted to the DNP program. 

To receive more information about the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, click here

Application Deadlines for DNP degree program

Fall 2016 March 1 priority deadline; April 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 2016 March 1 priority deadline; April 1 final deadline