ONLINE Master of Science in Nursing
NURSING AND HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP
Galen’s Online MSN, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership option was developed in collaboration with HCA Healthcare leaders, and Galen’s academic and subject matter experts. This partnership is a unique and crucial step toward bridging the gap between education and practice.
Based on the nurse leader competencies developed by American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and jointly developed by HCA leaders, this MSN option provides knowledge and skill development for baccalaureate-prepared nurses interested in advancing into a leadership role within the healthcare setting.
Galen’s Online MSN, Nurse Educator option will provide students with the skills to teach and inspire the next generation of nurses. This online advanced studies option prepares graduates to lead quality improvement initiatives in today’s complex healthcare environments, teach in academic settings through scholarly inquiry and leadership, and help transform nursing education in both academic and clinical staff development.
Students will gain valuable experience engaging in a nurse educator role during a practicum experience in an educational setting. Graduates of the program will meet the eligibility requirements for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE®) examination.
- 36 semester credit hours
- Courses are offered over 8-week modules
- Flexible scheduling
- Program options offered three times per year in January, May, and September
- We accept up to six semester credit hours of transfer credit as outlined in our transfer credit policy
Because distance education authorization requirements vary, the program may not be available in all states. In order to enroll and continue enrollment in the program, students in the Online MSN program must remain a resident of a state in which Galen has all necessary approvals. Please contact our Admissions team for questions related to your specific state.
For complete information related to admission, progression, and graduation, please see the student catalog.
InfoRMational Webinar - ONLINE MSN, Nurse Educator Program
Please join us for an informational webinar discussing Galen College of Nursing’s Online MSN, Nurse Educator program. Gain insight into the admission requirements, transfer credit options, student support services, and benefits of earning your MSN at Galen College.
Transfer Credit Review
We’re happy to complete a no-obligation, preliminary transfer credit review with unofficial transcripts. For a preliminary transfer credit review please call to speak to one of our Admissions Specialists (844) 848-1515.
Frequently Asked Questions
Admission tests such as the GRE are not required. For complete information about our admission requirements, visit 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.
In order to gain practical experience, students will be required to complete a teaching practicum. This experience requires students to spend 135 hours working with a preceptor in an academic or healthcare setting over two (2) eight-week terms. See the Student Catalog for more information.
Galen’s requirements for practicum experiences are similar to those you will encounter in your professional nursing career. Students must comply with the practicum sites’ expectations including but not limited to background screening, immunization, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training requirements.
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, baccalaureate and masters 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.
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.