Mercer University’s ABSN Program in Atlanta

Mercer University’s Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track is designed to provide the learner with a comprehensive accelerated nursing education that can be completed in as few as 12 months. Our ABSN program in Atlanta offers a 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 ABSN track 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.

nursing student using a laptop

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.

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How Mercer’s ABSN Program in Atlanta Works

By building on your existing non-nursing bachelor’s degree, accelerated nursing programs, like Mercer University’s Accelerated BSN track, allow 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 track 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.
nursing students with VR glasses

Throughout Mercer’s ABSN track, 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.


When are the ABSN track start dates?

We offer three start dates for our ABSN program in Atlanta each year — in spring, summer, and, fall. This allows you time to fulfill any prerequisite course requirements and still enter nursing school as soon as possible.

How much does the ABSN track cost?

Over three semesters, tuition cost for the 56-credit hour ABSN is $59,865. ABSN nursing fees and universities fee are $2,805.
Additional ABSN costs may include application fee, health insurance, books, uniform, transportation, etc.  These are not included in the above tuition cost or nursing/university fees.  Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. For additional information, contact an enrollment counselor or the nursing admissions office.

Where will I attend labs, tests, and other sessions?

Our state-of-the-art Learning Site in Atlanta is home base for the Mercer ABSN track. Located at 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339, this facility includes skills and simulation labs, offices, classrooms, testing rooms, and areas for independent and group study.

What type of student excels in this accelerated nursing learning format?

The ABSN track at Mercer University is not for everyone. To earn a BSN in as few as 12 months, our accelerated nursing track is fast-paced. Successful students in this track are highly motivated, organized, and eager to learn. Students who proactively ask questions also can excel in our program. Our instructors and faculty members are here to help you succeed and can point you in the direction of additional academic support and study strategies.