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Nursing School in Hazard

Hazard campus

Galen’s Hazard campus is small but mighty! Our dedicated faculty and staff are passionate about their students – and treat them like family. Galen’s long list of support services are designed to help students successfully navigate nursing school, graduate, sit for the NCLEX®, and become a successful nurse. With no prerequisites to start, early hands-on learning, and advanced simulation labs, Galen is your gateway to serving others. Welcome to Hazard!


Discover the Pure Nursing difference at Galen! Join us for an on-campus Open House and Galen Day, where you can tour our state-of-the-art facility, meet faculty, and learn more about our nursing degree programs. Current students and alumni, bring in your friends and family to show them the campus and ask any questions.

Nursing Programs at this location:

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Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a 2-year ADN program for students that are new to nursing. Upon graduation, students will be well-prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN). This program is offered at our Hazard, Kentucky campus, and features a strong clinical-based curriculum to prepare students for the hands-on experience needed in the nursing field.

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Our Licensed Practical Nursing to Associate Degree in Nursing (LPN to ADN) is a bridge program for current LPNs looking to advance their career. Offered at our Hazard, Kentucky campus, the LPN to ADN bridge program can be completed in as little as 15 months.

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Our accredited online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is designed for current registered nurses looking to advance their career. With classes offered completely online, this program can be completed in as little as 12 months.
* Proof of current, active, unencumbered RN licensure is required to enroll in the first nursing course of this program.  Applicants who have an earned associate degree in nursing but are not yet licensed may begin the application process.  Complete information regarding admission requirements may be found in the Student Catalog.

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Our accredited online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a graduate-level degree program for students that have previously earned their BSN degree. This nursing degree program offers a Nursing and Healthcare Leadership or Nurse Educator option. Program Details Curriculum Admissions Requirements Tuition & Fees



Campus Address:
101 Airport Gardens Road, Suite 200
Hazard, KY 41701

Admissions: (606) 629-3121
Main: (606) 629-3141


Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 429-3300; (800) 305-2042
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Next term begins July 10 start your journey today!

Admission Requirements


  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) diploma, or other recognized high school equivalency
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English


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Applicants may be granted acceptance into the College based upon equivalent entrance test scores on other qualifying examinations, including the HESI A2, 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.

Tuition and Fees

$415 per quarter credit hour
$435 per quarter credit hour
$100 per online course
$50 per lab course
$125 per clinical course
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
$250 (Requires purchase of leather shoes, wristwatch with a second hand, stethoscope, penlight, bandage scissors, blood pressure cuff, CPR certification, and uniforms)
Cost varies depending on health insurance

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The Net Price Calculator is a guide to assist in the early stages of financial planning for college. It will provide a non-binding estimate of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.

Please note this calculator is for estimate only and was created to help individuals gauge what kind of financial aid may be available to help cover the cost of college attendance. Actual award package will vary, depending on time of year, regulatory changes, and availability of funds.


Students at Galen College of Nursing may be eligible for a wide range of funding to help pay for nursing degree programs, including Title IV funding programs provided by the United States Department of Education. Additionally, some students may be eligible for nursing student loans and grants for nursing school.

As part of the enrollment process, each nursing student will receive the information necessary to process their nursing school financial aid application. This information will usually be delivered via email.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

No. Applicants may provide evidence of a previously earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in lieu of a pre-admission test score. For more information, see our Admissions Requirements.

Yes, Federal Financial Aid is available to students who qualify.  For more information about student loans, please contact your campus Financial Aid department.

Galen’s requirements for clinical experiences are similar to those you will encounter in your professional nursing career. All requirements are designed to ensure continuity of patient care, as well as to protect students, healthcare providers, and patients from the manifestation and spread of diseases.

All students are required to provide proof of the following immunizations in order to participate in clinical experiences. Download Requirements.

Take a moment to view the technical requirements for our courses.

To learn more about the accreditation of our existing programs, please visit our accreditation page.

Many Galen students work while attending nursing school. However, if you are attending Galen on a full-time basis, it is best to work a very minimal amount of hours. Our nursing degree programs require a considerable amount of time outside the classroom for reading, studying, assignments, etc. You must be very disciplined with your time to be successful at Galen if you plan to work while attending.

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, pre-licensure, or nursing courses taken prior to achieving an RN license.

If you have college credit that you would like to compare to this listing, please go 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 evaluation.


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The associate nursing program at Galen College of Nursing at the Louisville Campus located in Louisville, Kentucky, and off-campus instructional sites located in Hazard and Pikeville Kentucky, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at