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NURSING Program Overview

Galen’s prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is designed to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX-RN in as few as 3 years or less depending on transfer credits. Pre-requisites are included in the curriculum and previous credits will be considered for transfer. Galen teaches coursework with an emphasis on hands-on learning which helps prepare graduates to be skilled, knowledgeable, and confident nurses. 

Program Outcomes – Bachelor of Science in Nursing

*See student catalog for transfer requirements


October 2, 2023

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Galen offers the 3-Year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the following locations:


“One of the things I really loved about Galen was that it’s solely nursing. The beautiful thing about Galen is that you start doing your clinicals towards the beginning of the program, and it continues throughout.”

-Brittany Hodge 


Brittany Hodge

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon completion of the BSN degree program, our students will be well-prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam. In fact, we have 90% NCLEX pass rates combined across our campuses. 

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Many Galen students work while attending nursing school. 

Galen College’s tuition is competitively priced for each of our campuses.

In addition, a variety of financial aid options are available for prospective students, including scholarships and federal aid.

Our admissions representatives are dedicated to helping students through the enrollment process and can work with you in finding options for financing your degree. Contact us to see what financing options are available for you.

We understand that deciding to enroll in nursing school requires commitment from our students that also have other life responsibilities.

Because a large number of our students are working adults, our BSN program can be completed in 3 years or less (depending on transfer credits), even if you have no experience in nursing or higher education. Our admissions representatives can advise on your anticipated graduation date based on your previous experience or general education courses – contact us to plan your degree schedule.

There are several things to consider when selecting a nursing degree, including your desired position, your current experience, and whether you will be attending part-time, full-time, or online. Our admissions representatives will walk you through selecting a degree program based on your needs as a student. Contact us today to learn more

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.

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.

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.