Pre-Nursing

  • College

    College of Professional Advancement

  • Department

    Mathematics, Science, and Informatics

  • Location

    Douglas County, Henry County, Blended

Take the first step toward providing care for others

Becoming a nurse is a calling that is answered by compassionate individuals who have a strong desire to care and provide for others. Admission to the top nursing programs, including Mercer’s College of Nursing, is highly competitive and weighted on a number of factors, including completion of prerequisite courses. Mercer’s College of Professional Advancement offers a variety of required prerequisite courses to prepare you to apply to nursing school. Whether you are seeking to complete all courses available in the Pre-Nursing track or you are interested in completing a few prerequisite classes, Mercer has an option for you.

Completion of the Pre-Nursing curriculum does not guarantee admission to any college or school of nursing. Students who complete the curriculum will position themselves as stronger candidates for admission into their desired nursing program.

Designed for busy and working adults

The Pre-Nursing track offers flexibility for busy adults through a combination of online and evening classes at Mercer’s Douglas County and Henry County locations. Students are admitted five times per year in January, March, May, August, and October.

Pursue a career caring for patients

Low unemployment rates and long-term field growth puts nursing among the top five careers, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. Individuals who complete a nursing degree can pursue professional registered nurse licensure. Nurses with graduate qualifications can obtain positions in nursing education and administration.

2021-2022 Tuition Rates

PER CREDIT HR: $497
PER 3/HR: $1,491
PER 6/HR: $2,982
PER 9/HR: $4,473

Learn more about our Pre-Nursing track

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule your personalized admissions counseling appointment or contact Kristen Koontz at 678.547.6074 or koontz_sk@mercer.edu for more information.

Meet Our Professors

Faculty with in-depth experience and research in various areas related to science education provide students with a foundation in courses such as human anatomy and physiology, psychopathology, statistical methods, and sociology.