Nursing to Host Tea Feb. 23


ATLANTA – Nursing students who are interested in continuing their nursing education beyond a baccalaureate degree and registered nurses who plan to return to school to receive a bachelor of science in nursing degree are invited to a tea at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University. The program, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, February 23, will provide information about the Master of Science in Nursing Program and the RN-BSN program. The tea will be held at Mercer University’s Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, just off I-85 inside the northeast perimeter.

Dr. Linda A. Streit, associate dean for the graduate program, and Dr. Helen Hodges, professor and coordinator of the RN-BSN Advanced Track, will present the general curriculum plan for both areas of concentration. Meg McGinness, director for the Office of Student Financial Planning, will discuss financial aid available for nursing students.

Participants are encouraged to RSVP by Wednesday, February 15, either by phone (678-547-6800) or by e-mail (  

About Mercer University and Georgia Baptist College of Nursing:

The founding of Georgia Baptist College of Nursing at Mercer University in 1902 was born out of a vision to establish a Baptist institution for the training of “Christian nurses” to “heal the needy sick.” More than 100 years later, some 6,000 men and women have graduated from the College of Nursing, now part of one of the largest Baptist universities in the world since its 2001 merger with Mercer. The College requires students to undergo a unique three-year clinical sequence and offers clinical experiences in more than 40 of the Atlanta area’s most recognized healthcare agencies.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.