Unencumbered RN License; Minimum of a Master of Science Degree with a major in Nursing; Minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse.
Graduates of this program will receive an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing upon successful completion of program requirements. The ADN program, LPN/LVN to RN bridge option is approximately 15-18 months long, including all scheduled breaks. In order to foster career mobility, Galen recognizes previous knowledge learned by students who have successfully completed a practical/vocational nursing program. Upon admission into the ADN program, LPN/LVN to RN bridge option, the student will be awarded up to 28 quarter credit hours for PN/VN licensure. Content for credit awarded is in the areas of nursing fundamentals, basic medical/surgical nursing, mental health, and nursing care of childbearing and child caring families. Theory classroom learning will be reinforced by hands-on practice in our clinical learning laboratory which offers the ability to practice using mannequins and patient simulators. In addition, students will participate in clinical experiences in healthcare settings where they will apply knowledge gained to provide safe, patient-centered care.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High school diploma or GED; Multilevel PAX composite score of 90. ACT/SAT Scores will be reviewed for equivalency (scores must have been earned within the last 5 years). An earned diploma in practical/vocational nursing with a GPA of 2.5 or better from a PN/VN program (graduate of a Galen PN/VN program with GPA of 2.0 or greater). Proof of active, unencumbered PN licensure.
When an application file is complete, the applicant will be reviewed for the next available class.