Cincinnati Campus – Nursing Programs
At Galen, nursing is all we teach. It’s all we think about. It’s who we are.
Whether you are new to nursing or are continuing your education towards a more advanced degree, Galen will help prepare you for success in the lifelong, fulfilling nursing career you desire.
3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
When you’re accepted into Galen’s 3-year BSN program, you’re accepted into the nursing program from the start — general education classes are integrated with the nursing curriculum. The program is designed to prepare students to practice with confidence.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Hands-on learning, early in the program, allows Galen ADN students to prepare for a rewarding career in nursing in 24 months or less, depending on transfer credits. No prerequisites are required — general education classes are included in the nursing curriculum.
LPN to ADN Bridge
Galen offers LPN to ADN Bridge options for Licensed Practical Nurses who want to take their education and career to the next level. Flexible options are available, which may include on-ground, online, day, evening, and weekend course availability.
Online RN to BSN
Galen’s online option for RNs can be completed in as few as 12 months (based on credit transfer) — or take more time if life demands. With mobile-friendly coursework and 8-week courses, this program fits the working RN’s schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
Do I have to take your pre-admission test even if I have a Bachelor's Degree?
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.
Do you offer student loans?
Yes, Federal Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. For more information about student loans, please contact your campus Financial Aid department.
What are the clinical 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:
- TB skin test or Chest x-ray
- Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)
- Measles (Rubeola)
- Rubella (German Measles)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (strongly recommended, but not required at this time)
In addition, students must provide proof of the following in order to participate in clinical experiences:
- Physical examination
- Health history
- Drug testing
- Criminal background screening authorization form
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association (AHA)
What are the technical requirements?
Take a moment to view the technical requirements for our courses.
Are you accredited?
Galen College of Nursing is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Galen College of Nursing.
The associate degree in nursing program offered at Galen College of Nursing’s Cincinnati, OH Campus is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing program 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.
Can I work while attending Galen?
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.
Will my previous college credits transfer?
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, 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.