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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.

Prelicsenure BSN Track

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


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. 

The ABSN program is designed for those who are interested in nursing who already have a bachelor's degree.

 

For more information, visit: https://absn.mercer.edu.

The RN-BSN track accepts students for fall, spring, and summer.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester- July 15
  • Spring- December 1
  • Summer April 15

Click here to apply


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), spring semester (January), or summer (May).  

Accepted RN-BSN students attend a mandatory 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.
 

The MSN program is accepting applications for fall, spring and summer for the Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Application Deadlines (ROLLING ADMISSIONS):

  • Fall-  July 25
  • Spring - December 1
  • Summer - April 15

Click here to apply


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 three tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

Areas of specialty:

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 email. References should be sent by the individual writing the reference.

The BSN to DNP program accepts applications year round for a fall semester start.

The BSN to DNP application for fall 2019 is currently openClick here to apply

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 (AANPCB) examination for Family Nurse Practitioner. 

BSN to DNP with Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The BSN to DNP with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

  • For Registered Nurses who completed a BSN degree program and desire to complete a DNP with a A-GACNP certification.  Full-time students earn a MSN at semester seven, which prepares them to meet requirements to sit for the certification examination 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.

BSN to DNP with Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)

The BSN to DNP with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

  • For Registered Nurses who completed a BSN degree program and desire to complete a DNP with an AGPCNP certification. Full-time students earn a MSN at semester seven, which prepares them to meet requirements to take the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).
    BSN to DNP with Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)

The DNP program accepts applications year round for a fall semester start.

The DNP application for fall 2019 is currently open. Click here to apply


  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


The PhD program accepts applications year round for a fall semester start.

The application for fall 2019 is OPEN. Click here to apply


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. 

Applications to the certificate programs are accepted year round for a fall semester start.

The fall 2019 application for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, and Family Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate is OPEN.  Click here to apply

Post-Master's Certificate Admission Criteria