Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
of Mercer University

Application for Admission PhD 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, GPA's)
  • RN licensure (Number(s))
  • Information regarding any disciplinary actions
  • Standardized Tests (scores if available)
  • Name, address (postal and email) of your professional references.
Personal Information
Former Last Name:
  Please provide a 9 digit zip code.

Marital Status:

Religious Preference / Denomination:
Ethnicity: Select one:

American Indian or Alaska Native
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
* Citizenship: Are you a U.S. Citizen?
* Is English your native language?
*Emergency Contact:
* Academic Background

One 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.


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 doctoral 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 .
* 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

* RN Licensure

States in which you are currently licensed as a registered nurse:

Countries (other than the United States) in which you are currently licensed as a registered nurse:

Are you certified as an advanced practice nurse?
* Previous Disciplinary Information
Has any licensing board or agency in Georgia or any other state ever:
* (a) denied your application, for licensure, renewal or reinstatement?
* (b) revoked, suspended, restricted or progated your license?
* (c) requested or accepted surrender of your license?
* (d) reprimanded, fined or disciplined you?

If "Yes", have you included a certified copy of that board or agency´s action against your license with Relevant supporting documents in a sealed envelope from the board or agency with your application?

Have you included a personal, detailed notarized letter explaining each incident?
* Standardized Tests
* Have you taken the GRE?
GRE Test Scores
Have you requested official scores be sent to Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University?

(Institutional reporting code R5025, Major: 0610)

Have you taken the TOEFL? (International students only)

Official TOEFL results must be submitted directly from the testing agency


Adherence to the Honor System is an obligation that all students are expected to meet when they are accepted into this academic community. In selecting Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, I adopt the Honor System by the following creed: As a member of the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University community, I am bound by honor to develop and uphold the highest standards of honesty and integrity, to strive for full intellectual and moral developments; and to accept my personal and academic responsibilities in the community. To attain these ideals, I embrace this Honor System as my way of life.
In addition to living by the creed, I acknowledge that, as a student at the College of Nursing, I would be asked to pledge all quizzes, examinations, papers, projects, or lab work with the following pledge: On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received help on this work, nor am I aware of violation on the part of others.

* Please Enter your initials in the provided box, acknowledging the Honor Creed and Pledge


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 contact, or in cases of Title IX concerns, these concerns may be referred to the Office of Civil Rights.

Please note the deadline to submit your application and all supporting documents:

January 30, Priority and International Deadline Feburary 28, Final deadline (based on space available).

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