NURSING PROGRAMS IN LOUISVILLE

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LOUISVILLE CAMPUS

Whether you’re new to nursing or looking to advance your nursing career, our campus in Louisville, Kentucky offers PN, LPN Bridge, ADN, BSN, and MSN degree programs to meet your highest standards – from experienced faculty to hands-on learning to student support. Our regionally accredited nursing school prepares new nurses to sit for the NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® licensure exams.

OPEN HOUSE AND GALEN DAY

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 OUR LOUISVILLE CAMPUS

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a pre-licensure program for students that are new to nursing. This accredited degree program prepares students to graduate with their BSN in 3 years. This program is offered at our campus in Louisville, Kentucky.

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 Louisville, Kentucky campus, and features a strong clinical-based curriculum to prepare students for the hands-on experience needed in the nursing field.

Our Licensed Practical Nursing program (LPN) prepares students to sit for the NCLEX PN® licensure exam in as little as 12 months. Offered in both full-time and part-time schedules, this program is available at our campus in Louisville, Kentucky.

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 Louisville, Kentucky campus, the LPN to ADN bridge program can be completed in as little as 15 months.

Online Nursing Programs

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.

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.

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Tuesday, February 9th at 11:00 am

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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

QUALIFYING ENTRANCE EXAM TEST SCORES

ACT SAT Exam taken on or after 03/05/16 Multilevel PAX ATI TEAS
18
980
78
52

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.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) diploma
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English
  • An earned diploma in practical/vocational nursing
  • GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale from a PN/VN program*
  • Must provide proof of current, active, unencumbered PN/VN licensure**

QUALIFYING ENTRANCE EXAM TEST SCORES

ACT SAT Exam taken on or after 03/05/16 Multilevel PAX ATI TEAS
18
980
90*
52

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. 

*An entrance exam may not be required for Galen PN/VN graduates with a GPA of 2.0 or greater and qualifies for the Galen LPN/LVN to RN Bridge Option.

**Students accepted into Galen’s ADN program, LPN/LVN to RN Bridge Option within six months of graduating from Galen’s PN/VN program will be required to provide proof of current, active, unencumbered PN/VN license as a course registration requirement for NUR 202 LPN/LVN to RN Role Transition.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

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

QUALIFYING ENTRANCE EXAM TEST SCORES

ACT SAT Exam taken on or after 03/05/16 Multilevel PAX ATI TEAS
19
1030
95
55

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.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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

QUALIFYING ENTRANCE EXAM TEST SCORES

ACT SAT Exam taken on or after 03/05/16 Multilevel PAX ATI TEAS
20
1100
101
58.7

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

PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM COST ESTIMATE
TUITION
$21,803 (Required immunizations, books, clinical supplies, uniforms and CPR certification bundled into tuition)
REGISTRATION FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
BACKGROUND FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
SUPPLIES (ESTIMATED)
$50 (Requires purchase of white leather shoes and wristwatch with a second hand)
PHYSICAL EXAM AND REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS
Cost varies depending on health insurance
LPN TO ADN BRIDGE COST ESTIMATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
$400 per quarter credit hour
NURSING EDUCATION COURSES
$415 per quarter credit hour
TECHNOLOGY FEE
$100 per online course
LAB FEE
$50 per lab course
CLINICAL FEE
$125 per clinical course
BOOKS (ESTIMATED NEW)
$2,400
REGISTRATION FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
BACKGROUND FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
UNIFORM & SUPPLIES (ESTIMATED)
$250 (Requires purchase of leather shoes, wristwatch with a second hand, stethoscope, penlight, bandage scissors, blood pressure cuff, CPR certification, and uniforms)
PHYSICAL EXAM AND REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS
Cost varies depending on health insurance
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING COST ESTIMATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
$400 per quarter credit hour
NURSING EDUCATION COURSES
$415 per quarter credit hour
TECHNOLOGY FEE
$100 per online course
LAB FEE
$50 per lab course
CLINICAL FEE
$125 per clinical course
BOOKS (ESTIMATED NEW)
$2,750
REGISTRATION FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
BACKGROUND FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
UNIFORM & SUPPLIES (ESTIMATED)
$250 (Requires purchase of leather shoes, wristwatch with a second hand, stethoscope, penlight, bandage scissors, blood pressure cuff, CPR certification, and uniforms)
PHYSICAL EXAM AND REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS
Cost varies depending on health insurance
3-YEAR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING COST ESTIMATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
$400 per quarter credit hour
NURSING EDUCATION COURSES
$445 per quarter credit hour
TECHNOLOGY FEE
$100 per online course
LAB FEE
$50 per lab course
CLINICAL FEE
$125 per clinical course
BOOKS (ESTIMATED NEW)
$3,600
REGISTRATION FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
BACKGROUND FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
UNIFORM & SUPPLIES (ESTIMATED)
$250 (Requires purchase of leather shoes, wristwatch with a second hand, stethoscope, penlight, bandage scissors, blood pressure cuff, CPR certification, and uniforms)
PHYSICAL EXAM AND REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS
Cost varies depending on health insurance

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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.

FINANCIAL AID

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.

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

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.

 

NEWS & EVENTS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Interested in learning more about Galen College of Nursing? RSVP to our Open House! 

Open House

Find out what it takes to join a rewarding and in-demand career in nursing at Galen College of Nursing. Tour our new campus with the most advanced and largest simulation center in the region.

Join us between 4:30 and 6:30 pm on Tuesday, August 10th!

Virtual Open House

During a Zoom webinar, take a guided virtual campus tour, meet faculty and staff, hear about the different nursing programs, engage in a Q&A session, and more!

Tuesday, May 11 at 12:00 pm

Campus Showcase

Take a socially distanced, in-person tour of the new campus, learn about the different nursing programs, meet faculty, and more!

Wednesday, May 19 & Thursday, May 20

Galen College of Nursing (Galen) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Galen may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Galen consists of a Main Campus located in Kentucky and off-campus instructional sites in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Branch campus accreditation is dependent upon the continued accreditation of the Main Campus.

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