Galen College of Nursing

Galen College of Nursing Admissions


Nursing school enrollment at Galen College of Nursing is currently underway. Our curriculum is focused solely on nursing education for students who want to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) and Registered Nurses (RN). As one of the largest private nursing schools in the U.S., we have the resources and support students need to become nurses who’ll provide exceptional direct care in a variety of settings.

When our students graduate, they will be well prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) (NCLEX). Galen helps students become high quality healthcare providers ready to enter the workforce as professional nurses.

Galen has campuses in Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; San Antonio, Texas, and Tampa Bay, Florida.

Nursing School Admissions Requirements

Admission to Galen College of Nursing is selective and based upon available facilities and resources in the community and within the nursing school itself. Applicants must:

  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED.

Nursing School Pre-Admissions

  • Submit applicable ACT/SAT scores from within the last five years (19 ACT or 1350 SAT)*
    *20 ACT or 1400 SAT for Louisville ADN Program only
  • Or schedule to take—and pass—Galen’s pre-admission test. (Non-refundable testing fee is $50.)

Galen's pre-admission test is the PAX PN for students entering the PN program or the PAX RN for current LPNs and ADN students. If you’ve taken this test within the last five years, you might be exempt from testing for Galen.

To find out more about the Galen College of Nursing admissions process, fill out our easy-to-use online form.