Galen College Nursing Programs
The Path to Becoming a Nurse by Galen
Becoming a nurse is a calling. It’s a feeling you have inside—a drive to help people and make a difference, all while bettering yourself, too. At Galen, we have the nursing programs you need to become the nurse you know you can be, including full-time daytime programs and part-time evening programs to better fit your life.
Galen teaches nursing and nursing only to students who want to become Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses. Because we’re dedicated exclusively to nursing education, all of our resources are focused on Galen’s nursing programs. Each of our instructors has expertise and experience in clinical practice. As one of the largest private nursing colleges in the U.S., Galen gives you all the support and resources you need to ensure you’re well prepared for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX)—and well on your way to achieving your dream of nursing as a career.
Associate Degree in Nursing Program (To Become a Registered Nurse)
Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) means you will assess patients, develop individualized plans of care, evaluate treatment outcomes and revise the patient’s plan of care as needed. As a vital member of the healthcare team, RNs collaborate with the patient, families, physicians and other healthcare professionals. They supervise LPNs and work under the supervision of physicians. Galen has RN programs at each of its four campuses. Find out more about registered nursing (RN) programs at Galen.
Practical Nurse/Vocational Nurse Programs (To Become a Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse)
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) collect data on a patient’s status and report it to the rest of the team, assist in developing a plan of care, and provide patient care under the supervision of an RN or physician. LPNs and LVNs can supervise nursing assistants and nursing aides. LPN programs are offered at the Louisville, and Tampa Bay campuses while LVN programs are offered only at Galen’s San Antonio campus. Both day and evening programs are available. Find out more about practical (LPN) and vocational (LVN) programs at Galen.
LPN-to-ADN Bridge/Advanced Standing Programs
Galen’s LPN-to-ADN Bridge and Advanced Standing Programs are designed to allow current LPNs and students successfully completing Galen’s PN program to continue their education for an Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (RN). Find out more about RN Bridge programs at Galen.
Online College Nursing Classes
Many of Galen’s nursing and general education courses can be taken online under the supervision of Galen faculty. Online classes vary by campus. Find out more about online classes at Galen.
Galen offers evening options for many of its LPN/LVN and RN programs, to enable those who want to become a nurse to have more flexible access to nursing education. Evening programs vary by campus, but are designed to provide opportunity for those who previously thought they couldn't enroll in nursing school due to daytime work or family responsibilities. Find out more about evening programs at Galen.
Galen College of Nursing: Not just another nursing school.