From the Dean

Dean Dr. Linda StreitAs dean for Mercer University’s Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, I would like to personally thank you for your interest in our nursing program. The College of Nursing remains vibrant as we continue the cultivation of new knowledge leading to a multitude of degree opportunities. Our graduates are some of the most sought after professionals in the country, and we strive to challenge all of our students to reach their highest potential. In survey after survey, our graduates are held in high esteem by members of the community, our patients, and our colleagues in health care. Whether you are a traditional prelicensure student, RN to BSN student, or a graduate student, an education in nursing offers you the opportunity to invest in a lifelong career of caring. College of Nursing faculty are immersed in a culture that deeply respects providing quality education to those we teach: nursing students across all degree programs. We are also proud to announce our newest prelicensure track, the second degree accelerated BSN program, graduated its inaugural class in May 2020, and all passed their NCLEX-RN licensure examination on their first attempt!

Since 1902 we have educated over 8,250 professional nurses for positions at every level of health care. In addition to our pre-licensure program, the College is pleased to offer the RN to BSN, as well as the Master of Science in Nursing degree program (with tracks in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Family Nurse Practitioner), the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program (BSN to DNP with the FNP, AGACNP, or AGPCNP or post-master’s DNP with AGACNP or generalist), and the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing degree program. The College has established a strong reputation for excellence in scholarship, leadership, education, clinical practice, and service. We invite you to come and evidence the pride, dedication, and commitment shared at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing!

Our past accomplishments are noteworthy and our opportunities are endless. Ready to join the best and the brightest students who enter our College? Consider attending our upcoming information sessions and finding the right program for you!

Linda A. Streit, Ph.D., RN
Dean and Professor