ABSN Admissions Overview

With nurses in high demand in Georgia and across the United States, there has never been a better time to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Mercer University. Mercer’s Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track offers three start dates per year in May, August, and January. If you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and meet our ABSN admissions requirements, you may be able to earn your nursing degree in as few as 12 months.

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Admissions Support

The nursing school application and enrollment process can be stressful. To make it easier, we have a dedicated team of accelerated BSN track enrollment counselors to guide you through every step of the process — from your initial admissions call until your first day in the ABSN track. Throughout the process, your enrollment counselor will be in regular contact with you, updating you on your status and advising you on how to improve your chances of being accepted.

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Process Overview

Before anything else, you and your enrollment counselor will have a discussion to determine whether our ABSN track is right for you based on your past academic performance and personal needs. Our accelerated nursing track moves at a very fast pace, and we want to make sure that you are well positioned for success.


What are the ABSN admissions requirements?

In addition to holding a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, applicants must:
- Complete the prerequisites for the ABSN track prior to enrollment.
- Have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher (including a 3.0 GPA for all science courses).
- Submit a résumé and admissions essay.
- Earn a minimum composite score of 76% on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
- Satisfactorily complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), if applicable.

Why do I have to complete prerequisites?

Mercer ABSN students are required to complete prerequisite courses prior to admission, as these ensure that each student will have a firm academic foundation in several key areas necessary to nursing practice. These subject areas include Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Applied Statistical Methods and more.

Will I have support during the admissions process?

Mercer is dedicated to providing you with personalized support from your first conversation with an enrollment counselor to application submission. Our enrollment counselors are committed to helping determine if the track is right for you and counsel you on the next best step for you.

Give us a call, or fill out the form to have an enrollment counselor call you, to learn more about our ABSN admissions process.