In January 2001, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing merged with Mercer University. First known as Georgia Baptist School of Nursing, it became Georgia Baptist College of Nursing in 1989 when it changed from a diploma program to a baccalaureate program. The mission of the College is to provide excellent nursing education, founded upon Christian principles and the core values of the College, that enables the student to meet society’s health care needs.

Year Founded: 1902

Campus: Located near downtown Atlanta, the College will move to Mercer’s Atlanta campus upon completion of its new facility in December 2001.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Enrollment: 313

Number of Faculty: 29 full-time and 5 part-time

Dean: Susan S. Gunby, R.N., Ph.D., (678) 547-6793,

Highlight for this Academic Year: Georgia Baptist College of Nursing holds contracts with more than 40 affiliating clinical agencies for the current academic year. This mix of major hospitals, school districts, health departments and health care organizations allows students opportunities to apply classroom learning and gain valuable experience. The “hands-on” learning gives graduates broad exposure to many areas of nursing, making them sought after by health organizations. A new master’s program is planned to begin fall 2002

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