24 months
14400 USD/year
14400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a  Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP), or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioiner (AGPCNP) track.


Key facts

Graduate students are prepared to utilize research and provide advanced practice nursing and leadership to the profession. There are full-time and part-time educational opportunities.  The FNP, AGACNP, and AGPCNP post master's certificates are also available. 

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Mercer University is to prepare professional nursing leaders in advanced specialty areas of nursing. Areas of concentration in this graduate program can be practiced in a variety of health care delivery systems and settings. The program builds upon baccalaureate preparation in nursing and is based on processes of advanced clinical practice; advanced theoretical application; social, economic, and political interpretation; professional role development; and legal and ethical analyses. The program provides the opportunity for students to think and write analytically and theoretically, to strengthen an area of practice, to apply theory to practice, to apply meaning and understanding in practice, and to develop skills of inquiry.

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program the graduate will:

  • Utilize best evidence as a basis for decision-making in advanced nursing practice.
  • Evaluate health care policy issues and trends that affect advanced nursing practice. 
  • Provide leadership to promote effective change and quality improvement through integration of advanced nursing knowledge, theories, and research. 
  • Use ethical principles to guide advanced nursing practice and decision-making.
  • Integrate professional integrity, Christian caring, and a broad base of knowledge into advanced nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and interprofessional approaches in advanced nursing practice.
  • Apply principles of population-based health promotion, disease prevention, and/or comprehensive care across the lifespan in the provision of advanced nursing practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Health Assessment 
  • Advance Physiology/PathoPhysiology
  • Well Adult & Selected Health Problems in Prim Care Setting 
  • Research Methods for Adv Nursing Practice 
  • Women’s Health 
  • Nursing Theory & Knowledge Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


47 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduation from a baccalaureate nursing program accredited
  • An undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A current unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Georgia.
  • An introductory cover letter describing professional goals and reasons for seeking graduate education.
  • A minimum of one year of work experience as a professional Registered Nurse. 
  • Three professional references from individuals who can address the applicant's ability to successfully complete graduate study.  
  • International student applicants, or students whose prior basic education was completed in another country, should refer to the International Applicant information website
  • An interview with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs or faculty designee.
  • Completion of an on-site writing component for admission evaluation.
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee payable by check or money order.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    14400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Doraville

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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