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Accreditation and Approvals

Galen College of Nursing is an accredited nursing school.  It has been 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.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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


The Associate Degree program on Galen’s Kentucky campus has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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

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.


California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive
Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833

Galen’s online RN to BSN completion program is not required to be licensed or authorized in this state.  Residents of California may file a complaint through the website of the Bureau http://www.bppe.ca.gov/.   



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 www.gnpec.org.


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


Louisiana Board of Regents 
PO Box 3677 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821

Galen College of Nursing is currently licensed by the Board of Regents in the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee of transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization.


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


South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street
Suite 300
Columbia, SC  29201

Galen’s online RN to BSN completion program is not required to be licensed or authorized in this state.  Residents of South Carolina may access a complaint form through the website of the Commission http://www.che.sc.gov/CHE_Docs/AcademicAffairs/License/Complaint_procedures_and_form.pdf.  The form must be completed, signed, and notarized.  It may be submitted with the required documentation to reshleman@che.sc.gov or sent to Postsecondary Institution Licensing at the above address.   


The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) 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
Rules governing student complaint procedures, Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Rules 1.110-112, can be found here.

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 Guadalupe #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. Upon completion of the process at Galen, unresolved concerns may be directed to appropriate state or accrediting agencies, as listed above.