LPN/LVN TO ADN BRIDGE
Nursing Program Overview
If you have already started your path in nursing with an LPN, Galen can help you continue that growth. An LPN to ADN Bridge program can get you to RN in just 15-18 months. RNs are in demand, and that demand is projected to increase over the coming years. With over 100 specialties in nursing, there has never been a better time to become an RN.
- Only 15-18 months to complete, full-time.
- Offered in Cincinnati, Hazard, Louisville, San Antonio, and Tampa Bay.
- Start when you're ready! Quarter based, with four starts per year.*
- No pre-requisites are required to start in the nursing program.
- All general education classes are included in the nursing curriculum.
- We accept transfer credit if you have general education courses from previous programs.
*Four starts per year – in January, April, July and September (Hazard offers this program in two starts per year — January and July).
Galen College of Nursing offers the LPN/LVN to ADN program in the following locations:
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:
- 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)
Take a moment to view the technical requirements for our courses.
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 Main Campus in Louisville, Kentucky 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.
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.
- Associate Degree in Nursing Program
The associate degree in nursing program offered at Galen College of Nursing’s Cincinnati, OH Campus; San Antonio, Texas Campus; Tampa Bay, Florida Campus; Main Campus in Louisville, Kentucky; and off-campus instructional site in Hazard, Kentucky, is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org.