Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
of Mercer University

Application for Admission Master of Science in Nursing Program


Completion of the online application will be easier if you have the following information readily available.
* denotes fields that are necessary to complete the application.

  • Academic Background (dates of attendance, degree(s) awarded)
  • Information regarding any disciplinary actions
  • Standardized Tests (scores if available)
Enrollment Information
Personal Information
  Please provide a 9 digit zip code.
*Emergency Contact:

Marital Status:

Ethnicity: Select one:

Race: Select one or more:

* Citizenship: * Are you a U.S. Citizen?
* Is English your native language?
Professional Association
* Have you ever been inducted to Sigma Theta Tau International?
* Academic Background

An updated official transcript must be sent directly to Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University from each school previously attended. International Students must have a third party translation of their transcripts. Mercer graduates need to submit only transcripts of work completed since graduation from Mercer University.


Transcript Credentialing Service for Non - US Degree

Have you requested that your international transcripts be evaluated by one or more of the following services?
Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) (

Joseph Silny & Associates (

World Education Services (WES) (

Please note that the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) is NOT approved for the academic evaluation of international transcripts.

The College of Nursing

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University does not require either a background check or drug screening for admission. Failure to be honest in the completion of the application question (below) regarding prior conviction may result in an honor code violation and could result in dismissal from the program.

Clinical Agencies

As a graduate nursing student, you may be required to provide a criminal background report and/or drug screening, at your own expense, if required by the clinical agency to which you are assigned, with results reported directly to the clinical agency, not Mercer University faculty or staff. If the clinical agency finds the results of the drug screening or criminal background check to be unacceptable, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing may not be able to provide further educational experiences, which could impede the student´s progression and completion of the nursing degree.

* Criminal Background Information
* 1) Have you ever been placed on probation, dismissed, or suspended from any college or university for reasons pertaining to academic integrity?

If yes, send a Personal Statement that includes all facts that you believe bear on the significance of this circumstance to (Director of Admissions).
* 2) Have you ever been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to any felony or misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations)?

If yes, please provide further information on a confidential basis by submitting an electronic response to (Director of Admissions).

* Standardized Tests
* Have you taken the MAT?
* Have you taken the GRE?
Please provide a self-reported score to (Director of Admissions).
Please request an official score report be sent as soon as possible to:

Nursing Admissions
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
If you have not taken the MAT or GRE, have you registered?
Anticipated Test Date:
Have you requested official scores be sent to Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University?
Have you taken the TOEFL? (International students only)

Official TOEFL results must be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service.


  1. An essay (300 words) is required for completion of your application:
    Describe your professional goals and reasons for seeking graduate education.

  2. Submit a resume or vitae.

  3. Provide names and titles of three (3) professional references (at least one should be a master’s prepared nurse.) The list should be provided to Nursing Admissions.

  4. Provide a copy of your current unencumbered professional registered nursing licensure.

  5. You may email items listed above to or submit them by mail.
    Nursing Admissions
    3001 Mercer University Dr.
    Atlanta, GA 30341

  6. Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended; these should be mailed to our Admissions Office directly from your college, OR you may submit official copies in sealed envelopes.

If you have questions about your application, call our office at 678-547-6700. You should receive an acknowledgement to your application within 3-5 days.

Mercer University is committed to providing equal educational programs or activities, and equal employment opportunities to all qualified students, employees, and applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources Office, 1400 Coleman Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31207, phone 478-301-2788, or in cases of Title IX concerns, these concerns may be referred to the Office of Civil Rights.

  • Atlanta Emergency Hotline Number: (678) 547-6111
  • Macon Emergency Hotline Number: (478) 301-5335