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Galen College Of Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Program Receives CCNE Accreditation For 10 More Years

Galen College of Nursing is proud to announce that its baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN program) has been awarded an extension of its programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through June 2031. Accreditation from the CCNE confirms Galen’s BSN program, including the Prelicensure Option and online RN to BSN Option, meets the highest nursing education standards.

Dr. Kathy Burlingame, Dean of the online RN to BSN Option, remarked, “The reaffirmation of Galen’s BSN program accreditation by the CCNE is a testament to the faculty and staff’s ongoing, explementary work. Now, more than ever, there is a significant need for nurses equipped with the tools to thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment. I am very proud of the team’s work and external validation of the program’s quality, as the faculty educate and empower nurses to lead and provide exceptional patient care.”

As part of the review process, Galen’s BSN program was evaluated using the rigorous and comprehensive CCNE Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs (2018). At its May 2021 meeting, the CCNE Board of Commissioners determined that Galen’s program met all accreditation standards. This recognition speaks to the quality and integrity of Galen’s BSN program and helps support the College’s position as a leading educator of compassionate, well-prepared, and successful professional nurses.

Galen’s BSN program includes a Prelicensure Option designed to prepare students for a rewarding career in nursing in three years or less. This program option features engaging coursework with an emphasis on hands-on learning that prepares new nurses for the NCLEX-RN®. Galen also offers an online RN to BSN Option, designed to meet the needs of practicing nurses. Registered Nurses (RN) who pursue this option can earn their BSN in as little as 16 months. With 8-week courses, the opportunity to begin the program six times each year, and mobile-friendly coursework, RN to BSN students have the flexibility to grow professionally and meet the evolving needs of the healthcare system – all while maintaining their current job.

Dr. Audria Denker, Executive VP of Nursing at Galen, added, “We are so very proud of the work we do at Galen. The reaffirmation from CCNE further demonstrates our commitment to our students and to provide a quality educational experience.”

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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.

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