Nursing Programs

Pending regulatory approval, Galen College of Nursing plans to open a new campus location in Richmond, VA.  To learn more, please fill out the contact form below and once Galen receives the necessary approvals, we will reach out and tell you more about the programs we will offer at this campus.

Why Galen?

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Nursing Programs at Galen:

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a prelicensure program for students that are new to nursing. This degree program prepares students to sit for the NCLEX-RN® and can be completed in 3 years or less.

Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a 2-year program for students who 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 features a clinical-based curriculum to prepare students for the hands-on experience needed in the nursing field.

Our Licensed Practical Nursing to Associate Degree in Nursing (LPN to ADN) is a bridge program for current LPNs looking to advance their career. The LPN to ADN Bridge can be completed in as little as 15 months.

Our online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is designed for current RNs looking to advance their career. With classes offered online, this program can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is for current RNs who have a previously earned BSN degree. This nursing degree program offers a Nursing and Healthcare Leadership or Nurse Educator option.

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

“The only regret I have
is not coming here sooner”

-Leeann Riddle, ADN Graduate

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. 

Yes, Federal Financial Aid is available to students who qualify.  

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.

Galen’s existing programs are accredited by ACEN or CCNE, and we intend for the programs at the Richmond campus to go through the same process of accreditation. To learn more about the accreditation of our existing programs, please visit our accreditation page.

Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) with its existing campuses. We are in the process of adding our planned Richmond Campus to our existing SACSCOC accreditation, which must be in place before classes can begin.

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 the instructions. 

Pending regulatory approval, Galen College of Nursing plans to open a new campus location in Richmond, VA.  To learn more, please fill out the contact form below and once Galen receives the necessary approvals, we will reach out and tell you more about the programs we will offer at this campus.

Learn More

  • In submitting my contact information, I understand that I will receive calls, text messages, and emails about attending Galen College of Nursing. I may opt out of these communications at any time. View the communications agreement here.

Why Galen?

Nursing Programs at Galen:

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a prelicensure program for students that are new to nursing. This degree program prepares students to sit for the NCLEX-RN® and can be completed in 3 years or less.

Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a 2-year program for students who 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 features a clinical-based curriculum to prepare students for the hands-on experience needed in the nursing field.

Our Licensed Practical Nursing to Associate Degree in Nursing (LPN to ADN) is a bridge program for current LPNs looking to advance their career. The LPN to ADN Bridge can be completed in as little as 15 months.

Our online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program is designed for current RNs looking to advance their career. With classes offered online, this program can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is for current RNs who have a previously earned BSN degree. This nursing degree program offers a Nursing and Healthcare Leadership or Nurse Educator option.

HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

“The only regret I have
is not coming here sooner”

-Leeann Riddle, ADN Graduate