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Sarasota campus

Galen’s Sarasota campus is a new state-of-the-art nursing education destination in West Florida. Offering several pathways to nursing, Galen is accredited and 100% focused on nursing education. Clinical learning and advanced simulation labs create an immersive learning environment while our long list of student services help you every step. At Galen, we prepare you to pass the NCLEX® and become the confident, successful nurse you were born to be.

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, 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a prelicensure 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 nursing degree program prepares students to graduate with their BSN in 3 years, or less based on approved credit transfer. This program is offered at our campus in Sarasota, Florida.

Program Details Curriculum Admissions Requirements Tuition & Fees

Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a two-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 Sarasota campus.

Program Details Curriculum Admissions Requirements Tuition & Fees

Our Licensed Practical Nursing to Associate Degree in Nursing (LPN/LVN to ADN) is a bridge program for current LPNs looking to advance their career. Upon graduation, students will be well-prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN). Offered at our campus in Sarasota, Florida, the LPN to ADN bridge can be completed in as little as 15 months.

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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.

Program Details Curriculum Admissions Requirements Tuition & Fees

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

Two-Year ADN

Next term begins September 29

LPN to ADN Bridge

Next term begins September 29

3-Year BSN

Next term begins September 29

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Campus Address:
501 N. Cattlemen Road
Sarasota FL 34232

Admissions: (941) 343-4643

Next term begins January 9 – start your journey today!


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
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.

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.

Entrance Exam Qualifying Test Score
ACT
18
Multilevel PAX
90
SAT Exam taken on or after 03/05/16
980
TEAS
52
  • 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 licensure**

*Galen PN/VN graduates with a GPA of 2.0 or greater qualifies for the Galen LPN/LVN to RN Bridge Option provided the student begins within two quarters of successfully completing the PN/VN program.

**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.

Tuition and Fees

TUITION & FEES 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)
$2,700
REGISTRATION FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
BACKGROUND FEE
$150 (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

Gainful Employment Disclosure: For more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please visit galencollege.edu/consumer-disclosures.

TUITION & FEES 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)
$3,050
REGISTRATION FEE
$100 (Due after acceptance, paid during the enrollment appointment)
BACKGROUND FEE
$150 (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

Gainful Employment Disclosure: For more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please visit galencollege.edu/consumer-disclosures.

TUITION & FEES 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
$150 (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

Gainful Employment Disclosure: For more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students who completed our programs, and other important information, please visit galencollege.edu/consumer-disclosures.

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.

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.

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 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).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001; 202-887-6791.

Galen’s existing programs are accredited by ACEN or CCNE, and we intend for the programs at the Sarasota campus to go through the same process of accreditation. 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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PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION

Accreditation Commission logoThe associate nursing program at Galen College of Nursing at the Tampa Bay Campus located in St. Petersburg, Florida, and off-campus instructional site located in Sarasota, Florida, 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  http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

CCNE Accredited logoThe baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.