Galen College of Nursing

Nursing Programs in Louisville, KY

We encourage prospective students to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative to discuss Galen’s nursing programs and take a tour of the campus. Our personalized approach allows us to get to know you and help you make the decision to best fit your needs.

Dual-Track BSN (ADN/BSN)

For those new to nursing, interested in becoming an RN, this is a great way to obtain your ADN and RN on your path to a BSN.

Galen's Dual-Track BSN combines our 2-year Associate Degree in Nursing and our 16-month online RN to BSN. Students are enrolled in both with no additional financial obligation and upon completion of their ADN degree, can transition seamlessly into BSN coursework before sitting for the NCLEX, if they decide they want to continue on. Upon passing the NCLEX-RN they can continue with BSN level nursing classes, or if they want, go to work as an RN and return to the BSN when it is right for them.

The great thing about this new offering is that the student controls their options and can do what is best for them at the time.

New to nursing students who go through without stopping can have their RN in just two years when students in many other BSN nursing programs are just starting nursing classes. And in less than a year and a half later, hold a BSN. That's just over 3 years to a BSN--while obtaining your RN!

The Galen Dual-Track is made up of two programs:

  • ADN, 24 month, full-time
  • RN to BSN, 16 month, online
Dual-Track BSN: Associate Degree in Nursing
  • 24-month, full-time
  • Quarter based, with four starts per year in January, April, July and October—more opportunities to get started
  • No pre-requisites are required to start in nursing. All general education classes are included in the nursing curriculum
  • We accept transfer credit if you have general education courses from previous programs you'd like us to consider
  • Clinical opportunities early in the curriculum
  • Students do not need their RN license to continue into the BSN program, but must have their RN license to take baccalaureate level nursing classes.
  • Before the final quarter of your ADN curriculum, you will be asked to submit your intent to continue to BSN
Dual-Track BSN: RN to BSN
  • 16-months, online
  • Semester based, 8-week modules
  • Extensive 3D graphics, video content and real-time discussion, Galen takes online learning to a whole new level.
  • Highly interactive, content-rich courses that emphasize deep understanding of each subject.
  • A schedule that takes your life into account. All coursework, except one practicum, is online so you can study as your time allows.
Curriculum Plans:

Dual-Track BSN: Associate Degree in Nursing
July 22, 2014
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Dual-Track BSN: RN to BSN
July 22, 2014
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Dual-Track LPN to BSN (ADN/BSN)

For those LPN's (Licensed Practical Nurses), interested in becoming an RN, this is a great way to obtain your ADN and RN on your path to a BSN.

Galen's Dual-Track LPN to BSN combines our LPN to ADN Bridge and our 16-month online RN to BSN. Students are enrolled in both with no additional financial obligation and upon obtaining their ADN degree, can transition seamlessly into BSN coursework if they decide they want to continue on. Upon passing the NCLEX-RN they can continue with BSN level nursing classes, or if they want, go to work as an RN and return to the BSN when it is right for them.

The great thing about this new offering is that the student controls their options and can do what is best for them at the time.

Students who go through without stopping can have their RN in less than two years and in less than a year and a half later, hold a BSN. That's less than 3 years to a BSN--while obtaining your RN!

The Galen Dual-Track LPN to BSN is made up of two programs:

  • LPN to ADN Bridge, 15-18 months
  • RN to BSN, 16 month, online
Dual-Track LPN to BSN: ADN Bridge
  • 15-18 months, full-time days
  • 15-18 months, onground/online hybrid
    • Theory and some labs are online—learn about Galen's Online Nursing Education
    • Testing, nursing labs and clinicals are on-ground
  • Quarter based, with four starts per year in January, April, July and October—more opportunities to get started
  • No pre-requisites are required to start in nursing. All general education classes are included in the nursing curriculum
  • We accept transfer credit if you have general education courses from previous programs you'd like us to consider
  • Students do not need their RN license to continue into the BSN program, but must have their RN license to take baccalaureate level nursing classes.
  • Before the final quarter of your ADN curriculum, you will be asked to submit your intent to continue to BSN
Dual-Track LPN to BSN: RN to BSN
  • 16-months, online
  • Semester based, 8-week modules
  • Extensive 3D graphics, video content and real-time discussion, Galen takes online learning to a whole new level.
  • Highly interactive, content-rich courses that emphasize deep understanding of each subject.
  • A schedule that takes your life into account. All coursework, except one practicum, is online so you can study as your time allows.
Curriculum Plans:

Dual-Track LPN to BSN: ADN Bridge - 15
July 22, 2014
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Dual-Track LPN to BSN: ADN Bridge - 18
July 22, 2014
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Dual-Track LPN to BSN: RN to BSN
July 22, 2014
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RN to BSN Online


For current licensed Registered Nurses wanting to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

  • 16-month, online
  • Six starts per year, beginning in September of 2014
  • Highly interactive, content-rich courses with 3D graphics, video content, and real-time and video discussion

Curriculum Plans:

Dual-Track BSN: RN to BSN
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Practical Nursing Programs


For those wanting to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

This is also a great way to get started in nursing by gaining the education to start working in the nursing field, then continue with our Dual-Track LPN to BSN so that you can work while continuing on your path towards becoming an RN. You’ll have a leg up with a solid foundation from your PN program, as well as valuable real-world clinical experience to apply to your continuing education.

  • 12-month, full-time
  • 21-month, part-time evenings
  • Four starts per year: January 6, April 3, July 7, October 2

Curriculum Plans:

Practical Nursing Programs - 12
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Practical Nursing Programs - 21
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Catalog and Handbook

Louisville Student Catalog
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Louisville Student Handbook
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Louisville, KY Campus
1031 Zorn Ave., Suite 400
Louisville, KY 40207

Main: 502.410.6200 | Admissions: 502.813.4747

EXTENDED CAMPUS:
2704 River Green Circle
Louisville, Kentucky 40206


Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award 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.
http://www.sacscoc.org/

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 is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

The Council on Occupational Education

The Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Suite 325
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
800.917.2081
www.council.org

This Associate Degree program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly NLNAC).

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000
www.acenursing.org