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  • Do I have to take your pre-admission test even if I have a Bachelor’s Degree?

    Yes. Unless you have the appropriate ACT, SAT or PAX scores, you will need to take Galen's entrance exam. (See Admission to Galen.)

  • Are you accredited?

    Regional Accreditation

    Galen College of Nursing is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and 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. The ARH location is currently pending approval by SACSCOC.

    Programmatic Accreditation

    The associate degree in nursing program offered at Galen College of Nursing’s Hazard, Kentucky Campus is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000, www.acenursing.org.

    The baccalaureate degree in nursing program (BSN Program, RN to BSN Option) at Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530 Washington, DC 20036; 202-887-6791.

  • What are Clinical Requirements?

    Galen’s requirements for clinical experiences are similar to those you will encounter in your career as a nursing professional. All requirements are designed to ensure continuity of patient care, as well as to protect students, healthcare providers, and patients from the manifestation and spread of diseases.

    All students are required to provide proof of the following immunizations in order to participate in clinical experiences:

    • TB skin test or Chest x-ray
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)
    • Measles (Rubeola)
    • Rubella (German Measles)
    • Mumps
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Influenza (strongly recommended, but not required at this time)

    In addition, students must provide proof of the following in order to participate in clinical experiences:

    • Physical examination
    • Health history
    • Drug testing
    • Criminal background screening authorization form
    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification by the American Heart Association (AHA)

    If you would like to learn more about Galen’s nursing programs, contact an admissions representative at 606.629.3121, or fill out our easy-to-use online form.


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