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You could be working as a Registered Nurse (RN), and earning an RN salary, in just over a year. Designed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Galen College of Nursing’s LPN/LVN to ADN Bridge program is the perfect next step to advancing your career. With no pre-requisites, our Bridge program can be completed in as little as 18 months. That’s all! You’ll enjoy hands-on learning, earlier on, plus a clinical-based curriculum that prepares you for the NCLEX-RN® exam. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Yes, Federal Financial Aid is available to students who qualify.  For more information about student loans, please contact your campus Financial Aid department.

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.

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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.