Accelerated BSN Prerequisites

Prerequisite courses are designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge and academic preparation necessary for the rigor of Mercer’s Accelerated BSN track. Prerequisite courses exist in order to ensure that each student has the best academic basis possible before taking on the challenge of an ABSN program.

How many prerequisites you will need to take depends on your previous college experience, previous bachelor’s degree, grade point average (GPA), and completion date. Your enrollment counselor will help you identify which prerequisite courses you may need to complete prior to enrolling in the accelerated nursing program.

Prerequisite courses must be completed with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Prerequisite CourseCredit Hours
Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture and lab)*4
Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture and lab)*4
Microbiology (lecture and lab)*4
Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology3
Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan3
Religion (may be waived in lieu of another course)3

*Required science courses must have been taken within five years prior to entry into the program.

To learn more about the ABSN prerequisite courses, please contact our admissions team.

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