Admission Requirements

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Every applicant to Galen College of Nursing must:

  • Be able to communicate effectively in English
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED
  • Successfully pass a qualifying entrance examination
  • Satisfactorily pass a criminal background screening prior to the start of classes. Our clinical partners have requirements to work in a real-world health care setting that Galen students must meet. The criminal background screening fee is non-refundable

The Multilevel PAX is the College’s official entrance examination. The Multilevel PAX is a standardized entrance examination for potential nursing students who seek admittance into nursing schools nationwide. See below for details on the PAX and applicable scores. Applicants may be granted acceptance into the College based upon equivalent entrance test scores on other qualifying examinations, including the ACT, SAT, HESI A2, PAX-PN/RN, and TEAS, or evidence of a previously earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Please contact your admissions representative for more information on equivalent examinations and test scores. Admission test scores must have been earned within the last five years.

If an applicant is currently attending or has attended a school other than Galen with a related curriculum, he or she may be able to obtain credit for those courses. A request for evaluation of prior or current courses and credits must be submitted and approved prior to signing the enrollment agreement. A copy of the official transcript(s) of the courses to be considered for transfer must be sent to Galen directly from each school, college, or university attended.

For complete information related to Galen’s admission and transfer policies, please see the Student Catalog available on the campus page.

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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Academic requirements are specific to program by campus. To learn more about the requirements, please select your program of interest;

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HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Students who participate in the clinical experiences are at risk for exposure to and possible transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases. Maintenance of immunity is therefore required to attend the nursing program. In order to protect students, healthcare providers, and patients, Galen requires students to provide evidence of adequate immunity to Hepatitis B virus (HBV), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis, and a negative screening for tuberculosis (TB).

For information on specific immunization requirements currently in effect, please download the Student Checklist for Health & Immunization Requirements below.

TRANSFER EVALUATION SYSTEM (TES®)

In the evaluation of transfer credit, Galen utilizes TES®, the Transfer Evaluation System from CollegeSource which is the premier interactive database of course data from institutions of higher education to track and display previously approved courses for transfer. The equivalencies shown are for information purposes only and are subject to change due to changes in curriculum. Galen does not transfer in developmental, prelicensure, or nursing courses taken prior to achieving an RN license.

If you have college credit that you would like to compare to this listing, click here and follow instructions. If an equivalency is not listed, please contact one of our Admissions Representatives at 877-223-7040 who can work with you to submit your courses for a quick and easy evaluation.