Entrance Test (prelicensure student)  

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University requires all applicants, excluding those who hold the registered nursing license (RN), to submit scores from the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).  [NOTE: GBCN accepts TEAS scored ONLY from testing sites located in accredited colleges and universities, or from Pearson VUE.]  Applicants transferring from Mercer University in Macon, international students, and students with prior non-nursing degrees are required to submit a TEAS score.

TEAS scores are valid for one year.  If the test is taken in May of one year, it is valid through April of the following year.  Students may attempt the TEAS no more than two times in one academic year (May-June) for admission.
We will require the national average composite score for the current version of the exam. For version 5.0, the required score is 74% composite.

  • The TEAS is a test of math, science, reading, English/language usage skills, and reading comprehension.  It is a two and a half hour exam.  The test will be offered at the College of Nursing building on the Mercer University campus in Atlanta.  Click here for a map to the campus. Check this site often for upcoming test dates. 
  • At Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (GBCN), the TEAS score will be utilized in conjunction with the evaluation of transfer, cumulative, and science grade point averages in evaluation of applications.  Other factors, including the essay, community involvement, as well as any clinical experiences and volunteer experiences will continue to be considered in selection of applicants for admission.  Currently, the required score is 74% composite.
  • The College will offer TEAS Version 5.0 on the following dates: 

                August 11, 2012
                September 15, 2012
                October 20, 2012
                November 17, 2012
                December 8, 2012

  • If you would like to register for the TEAS Exam, you must first register through the ATI Testing web site at: www.atitesting.comPlease note: upon successful registration, you will be given a paper/pencil ID to bring on the date of the test.

    • For directions to our campus click here!  A campus map is also available.  Please note the nursing building is building #5 on the map.  MAP 
    • In the event of inclement weather, your test may be canceled if the campus is closed. Please call the weather hotline at 678.547.6358 to confirm.

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