Students who aspire to enter the field of nursing at the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) level or higher are considered to be on the "pre-nursing track."
Pre-nursing students enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts>> are often interested in earning their BSN degree from Mercer's Georgia Baptist College of Nursing>>, and should investigate the Special Consideration Program for Nursing>>. Pre-nursing students should note that the pre-nursing program is not a major offered by the College of Liberal Arts, and that there is no degree or certification earned for successful completion of the curriculum. However, completion of the Mercer pre-nursing curriculum followed by successful completion of the nursing program at the GBCN leads to the degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Mercer pre-nursing students will enroll in the MercerPreHealth Canvas course to start developing their professional school application portfolios, and participate in the workshops and seminars hosted by the professional advisors in the Office of Academic & Advising Services and the Center for Career & Professional Development. The schedule of those events is available on the Mercer Science and Pre-Health Google Calendar>>.
Students who do not have access to the Canvas course may read through the 2017-18 Pre-Nursing Track Fundamentals>> handbook.
Students may also prepare for nursing school at Mercer's Penfield College>>, which offers "Nursing Prep" classes at many of Mercer's satellite campuses around Georgia.