Pre-ABSN Track

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Mathematics, Science, and Informatics

  • Location

    Atlanta, Online

Prerequisite Coursework

Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement offers a variety of prerequisite courses to prepare you to apply to nursing school. If you hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and are interested in pursuing your Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), fulfill necessary prerequisite coursework through Mercer’s Pre-ABSN track.

 Why take prerequisite courses at Mercer?

  • Strong academic preparation for the rigor of an ABSN program
  • Courses offered fully online or on Mercer’s Atlanta campus
  • Separate lecture and lab courses
  • Lab kits included in course fees
  • Classes offered in two eight-week sessions every fall and spring and in one eight-week summer session
  • Flexible course sequence and completion path

Completion of the prerequisite curriculum does not guarantee admission to Mercer’s ABSN program.

How do I get started?

For those planning to apply to Mercer’s ABSN Program

For individuals interested in Mercer’s ABSN program, follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Schedule your personalized appointment with an enrollment counselor at 844.347.2108 to begin the admissions and advising process. Your enrollment counselor will assist with charting your academic plan to ensure prerequisite requirements are fulfilled and establish a target application date for Mercer’s ABSN program.
  2. Schedule a follow-up personalized admissions counseling appointment to discuss specific prerequisite course requirements, course scheduling, and next steps in the admissions process for Mercer’s Pre-ABSN track.
  3. Submit an application for admission to Mercer’s Pre-ABSN track. Select “non-degree” as the incoming status, “Online” or “Atlanta” as the location of interest, and “Pre-ABSN” when applying. APPLY NOW.
  4. Order an official copy of your most recent transcript. To order your official transcript, visit your previous or current institution’s Registrar’s Office website, and search “transcripts.” Follow the instructions for ordering your official transcript. When prompted, select Mercer University as the recipient. For quickest delivery, Mercer prefers that you select electronic delivery. If you prefer mail delivery, enter: Mercer University, Office of University Admissions, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341. (Note: Mercer only accepts official transcripts sent from other institutions, either indirectly through ordering services or directly from the institution. We cannot accept any official transcripts sent from the applicant’s email.)

Applicants to Mercer’s ABSN program must hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree for admission.

Prerequisite Coursework Only for Other ABSN Programs

Individuals interested in an ABSN program at another institution are eligible to complete prerequisite coursework at Mercer. Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Submit an application for admission to Mercer’s Pre-ABSN track. Select “non-degree” as the incoming status, “Online” or “Atlanta” as the location of interest, and “Pre-ABSN” when applying. APPLY NOW.
  2. Order an official copy of your most recent transcript. To order your official transcript, visit your previous or current institution’s Registrar’s Office website, and search “transcripts.” Follow the instructions for ordering your official transcript. When prompted, select Mercer University as the recipient. For quickest delivery, Mercer prefers that you select electronic delivery. If you prefer mail delivery, enter: Mercer University, Office of University Admissions, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341. (Note: Mercer only accepts official transcripts sent from other institutions, either indirectly through ordering services or directly from the institution. We cannot accept any official transcripts sent from the applicant’s email.)
  3. Once we receive your application, an admissions counselor will reach out to discuss specific prerequisite course scheduling options and next steps in the admissions or enrollment process.

Looking for pre-nursing track information? Learn more about Mercer’s Pre-Nursing track.

2022-2023 Tuition Rates

PER CREDIT HR: $510
PER 3/HR: $1,530
PER 6/HR: $3,060
PER 9/HR: $4,590

Learn more about our Pre-ABSN track

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