Accelerated BSN Program in Atlanta

Are you ready to embark on your nursing career? If you are searching for an accelerated BSN program in Atlanta, Mercer University’s Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track provides the solid foundation to launch a rewarding nursing career.

Through the ABSN track, you can earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in as few as 12 months while living in a city with a booming healthcare scene and diverse cultural experiences.

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Learning Site

The ABSN Learning Site is where students take proctored exams in classrooms and participate in nursing skills and simulation labs. Our state-of-the-art learning and simulation labs are equipped with the same equipment and technology you will use throughout your nursing career. Open lab hours allow you to refine your nursing skills outside of classes.

Students can also visit the learning site to meet with faculty during office hours and gather with cohorts in the common areas. Watch our virtual site tour to explore the ABSN Learning Site further.

Why Should You Study Nursing in Atlanta?

Enrolling in an accelerated BSN program in Atlanta exposes you to leading healthcare facilities in a city with a high demand for nurses. Mercer’s ABSN track allows students to form connections and network in Metro Atlanta healthcare, laying the groundwork for a successful career post-graduation.

Exceptional Healthcare Connections

Studying nursing in Atlanta can open many doors for your career. Atlanta is home to highly respected healthcare facilities, some of which you will explore during your in-person clinical rotations. Your clinical placements will vary, and you will gain valuable hands-on experience in providing patient-centered care in various nursing specialties and clinical settings.

As a student in the ABSN track, you will work in specialties such as acute care, adult health, intensive care, maternity care, and more. You will have the opportunity to network with the staff at each facility, allowing you to build a professional network early in your nursing education, which can benefit you throughout your career.

High Demand for Nurses

Pursuing nursing in Georgia grants you access to many career opportunities. The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia metro area employs the most nurses in the state, and as the nationwide nursing shortage continues to increase the demand for nurses, nurse employment in the area is expected to grow. Between 2020 and 2030, Georgia projects an 18% growth in registered nurse employment, significantly higher than the national average of 6%.

How much do nurses make in Georgia? The median salary for registered nurses in Georgia is $79,440; however, salaries vary depending on several factors, including location.

For example, nurses in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area have a median salary of $82,850.

Attending Mercer’s ABSN Learning Site in Atlanta

Mercer University’s ABSN Learning Site is located at 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339.

The site is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact our team at the Learning Site at 844.347.2108 to learn more.

Benefits of Relocating to Atlanta

While the ABSN track includes online coursework, the hands-on components — nursing simulation labs and clinical rotations — require students to attend Mercer’s ABSN Learning Site. For many students, this may mean relocating to Atlanta.

Fortunately, Atlanta has much to offer in addition to its robust healthcare opportunities. As a cultural hub, the city boasts a variety of restaurants and entertainment you can explore during downtime.

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Local Atlanta Attractions

Studying nursing in an accelerated BSN program in Atlanta places you in the heart of a vibrant and exciting city. Students in the ABSN track have much to explore when they are not engaged in their studies. From parks and museums to shopping districts and sports, there is something for everyone.

See some of Atlanta’s top attractions within driving distance of the ABSN Learning Site, including:

Parks, Nature, and Walking Trails

  • Piedmont Park
  • The Beltline
  • Dunwoody Nature Center
  • East Palisades Trail
  • Morningside Nature Preserve

Arts and Culture

  • Center for Puppetry Arts
  • Alliance Theatre
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • The High Museum of Art

Sports and Entertainment

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Atlanta Hawks
  • Atlanta United FC


  • Ponce City Market
  • Cumberland Mall
  • Phipps Plaza

Nearby Amenities

The ABSN Learning Site is conveniently located near several amenities where you can quickly restock and find what you need to settle. Below are some amenities within driving distance of the learning site:

  • Costco Wholesale
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Target
  • Walmart Supercenter

Atlanta also offers a diverse and acclaimed food scene. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat between classes or to meet with family and friends, you can find a restaurant everyone will love. Below are a few restaurants within driving distance of the ABSN learning site:

  • Grits and Eggs Breakfast Kitchen
  • Chattahoochee Coffee Company
  • The Battery Atlanta
  • Chattahoochee Food Works
  • Buford Highway

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements for the ABSN track?

To be considered for admission to the ABSN track, applicants must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. They must also meet additional criteria, including completing prerequisite coursework and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). For more information, please visit our ABSN requirements page.

Does Mercer offer admissions support?

Our enrollment counselors help you navigate the enrollment process. When you complete the contact form, an enrollment counselor will reach out to guide you through the next step and keep you updated on your application status.

Does the ABSN track require prerequisites for admission?

Students must meet our prerequisite course requirements to be eligible for admission to the ABSN track. The number of prerequisites you must complete depends on your previous college experience; however, your enrollment counselor will help you determine which prerequisites you must complete.

Ready to Study Nursing in Atlanta?

Through Mercer University’s ABSN track, you can earn your BSN in as few as 12 months. Contact an enrollment counselor today to learn how you can take the next step toward a fulfilling nursing career.