Accreditation and Approvals

Galen College of Nursing is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Galen College of Nursing.

General inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, or educational programs, should be addressed directly to Galen College of Nursing and not the Commission’s office.



Galen College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. The Council on Occupational Education is a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

The Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350



The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Galen College of Nursing is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036



The Associate Degree programs on Galen’s Florida and Kentucky campuses are candidates for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly NLNAC).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


Galen and its individual programs have met the educational standards for approval, licensure, or authorization from the following state organizations, unless otherwise indicated.


State of Florida Board of Nursing
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C02
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3257

Florida Commission on Independent Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs
PO Box 31003
St. Petersburg, Florida 33731


Georgia Nonpublic Post-Secondary Education Commission
2082 E. Exchange Place, #220
Tucker, GA 30084-5334

Galen's online RN to BSN completion program is not required to be licensed or authorized in this state. Through relevant agencies and the Attorney General’s office, any U.S. state, district, or territory will accept complaints regardless of whether Galen is required to be licensed in that location. Georgia students may follow the Complaint Process posted on the NPEC website located at


This institution is authorized by: 

The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984


Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, Kentucky 40222
Practical Nursing Program status: Fully Approved
Registered Nursing Program status: Fully Approved

Kentucky State Board for Proprietary Education

Capital Tower Plaza
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Kentucky Approving Agency for Veterans Education
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383


Associate Degree in Nursing programs are approved by:

State of Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410

Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
35 East Gay Street, Suite 403
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3138
Certificate of Registration Number: 07-01-1808T

Ohio State Approving Agency for Veterans Training
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 615
Columbus, OH 43215-4183


The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted a Certificate of Authority to Galen College to award the degree listed below:

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing
This certificate does not constitute accreditation; the issuance of this certificate attests only to an institution's having met the Board's standards established for nonexempt institutions.

Questions or complaints about this institution should be addressed to:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711

Galen's San Antonio campus is licensed, and its programs approved, by:

Texas Workforce Commission
101 East 15th Street
Austin, Texas, 78778-0001

The Nursing Programs are approved by:

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadelupe #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701

Texas Veterans Commission Veterans Education
PO Box 12277
Austin, TX 78711-2277

Galen's online RN to BSN completion program, offered from the Kentucky campus, is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.


Complaint Resolution

Complaints about Galen College of Nursing should follow the complaint-resolution process described in the Student Catalog and the Student Handbook. Upon completion of the process at Galen, unresolved concerns may be directed to appropriate state or accrediting agencies, as listed above.