Galen College of Nursing

Nursing Programs in Tampa Bay, FL

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.

Associate Degree in Nursing Science (ADN)


For those new to nursing, interested in becoming an RN.

  • 24 month, full-time nursing program
  • Four starts per year: January 6, April 3, July 7, October 2
  • General education classes included in the nursing program curriculum—no pre-requisites required

FL-ADN-24 Curriculum Plan
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LPN to ADN Bridge


For current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) interested in becoming an RN.

  • 15-18 month, full time days
  • 15-18 month On-ground/online hybrid
  • Clinicals in which students learn while working with real patients in real-life healthcare settings
  • Four starts per year: January 6, April 3, July 7, October 2
  • General education classes included in the nursing program curriculum—no pre-requisites required

FL-ADN-15 Curriculum Plan
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FL-ADN-18 Curriculum Plan
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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 an LPN-to-ADN Bridge 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
  • Full-time PN Day has four starts per year: January 6, April 3, July 7, October 2
  • Part-time PN Evening has 2 starts per year: March 25 and August 12

FL-PN-12 Curriculum Plan
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FL-PN-18 Curriculum Plan
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Catalog and Handbook

Tampa Bay Student Catalog
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Tampa Bay Student Handbook
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Tampa Bay, FL Campus
11101 Roosevelt Blvd N
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33716

Main: 727.577.1497 | Admissions: 727.722.9292



Galen College of Nursing is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate 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 College of Nursing is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate 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/

Galen is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and 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