Are there any requirements to be on campus?
No, but you are welcome on campus any time you wish to use our resources in the pursuit of your nursing degree and of course, for graduation! Even testing is online, as well.
Are there any clinical requirements?
There is one practicum that will require on-ground work to complete your nursing degree program, but you can be set up for this coursework in the community where you live. It consists of 48 hours of planning and implementing a change project in a healthcare or community setting with your own preceptor.
Who finds the preceptor?
When the time comes, we will work with you to help identify the location in your community best suited for your needs, as well as the preceptor in that institution based on a professional project scope you will be required to develop with your faculty.
What kind of access will I have to my online faculty?
Our online faculty share the same commitment and dedication to student success as their on ground counterparts. Online nursing degree program faculty are required to respond to online education students' requests within twenty-four (24) hours. While the online faculty is focused on academic questions raised by students, Galen maintains technical support twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, to ensure that students are able to log on and send messages to their instructors any time needed.
Are there any breaks between modules or semesters?
Yes, depending on timing and where it falls in a week, but could be between 2 - 5 days.
Is an RN license an admission requirement?
Students currently enrolled in an associate degree RN or diploma RN program, in the last semester of coursework, or RN program graduates who have not yet attained registered nurse licensure may be accepted conditionally and begin taking general education courses prior to graduating from the RN program and obtaining an RN license. Students accepted conditionally have up to 12 months to attain registered nurse licensure. To take any of the nursing classes, students must have RN licensure.
What are the computer requirements?
Will Galen accept any transfer credit?
Yes, transfer credit for RN to BSN students, including general education and nursing course credits, will be evaluated for transfer following the Transfer Credit Module in our transfer credit policy and is evaluated on an individual basis. Please refer to the full transfer credit section for details. A maximum of six (6) hours of core nursing credit may be transferred in from another approved BSN program given that 1) the hours are from equivalent courses and 2) the course was completed in the last six years and 3) the student earned a C or above in the course. Transfer credit will not be accepted for NUR300 or NUR400.
What is the cost per credit hour?
Our cost per credit hour is highly competitive and substantially lower than many of the other nursing schools and institutions offering this type of program in the region. We want to make the program more accessible and affordable for those seeking to continue their education to advance their career in nursing and grow in the healthcare profession.
- $460/credit hour
Are there any other fees?
There is a one-time application fee of $50 and a technology fee of $50 per course.
Can I apply for financial aid assistance if qualified?
Yes, but you are required to register for at least six (6) credit hours per semester to be eligible if qualified for Title IV loan programs.
Is Galen accredited?
Galen College of Nursing is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees in nursing.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
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