Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
Mercer University’s second degree ABSN program is designed to provide the learner with a comprehensive accelerated nursing education that can be completed in as few as 12 months. Our full-time curriculum is ideal for students who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and desire to pursue a career in nursing.
To thoroughly prepare you for your new career, our accelerated nursing program consists of both online coursework and hands-on experience. This means you’ll graduate with the technical and theoretical knowledge required of licensed nurses, as well as the skills and confidence necessary to practice safely.Mercer nursing students will experience a rich learning environment steeped in the values of excellence, Christian caring, compassion, civility, integrity, collaboration, and social responsibility.
No one said earning a nursing degree is easy, but with our supportive faculty, you’ll never be alone on your nursing journey. Whether you have questions about an assignment or need help understanding concepts, our dedicated instructors go out of their way to make themselves available for you — through online question-and-answer sessions, in-person meetings, phone calls, emails, and even texts.
How Mercer University’s ABSN Works
By building on your existing non-nursing bachelor’s degree, Mercer University’s Accelerated BSN program allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as few as 12 months.
And with three start dates and seats available now, you may be able to start sooner than you might think. Our second-degree BSN program features a comprehensive learning model that includes:
- Online coursework via our e-Learning platform, Canvas.
- Hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art skills and simulation labs at our learning site in Atlanta.
- Clinical experience in a variety of settings throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Throughout Mercer’s ABSN program, your critical-thinking skills will be put to the test in a variety assignments, simulations, and diverse patient care situations designed to prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam— the nationally administered exam you must pass in order to become a registered nurse.
Don’t wait to follow your dream of becoming a nurse. Talk to a Mercer University ABSN admissions counselor today to find out how you can earn your BSN in as few as 12 months.