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Nursing Program Overview

Designed for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN), ۽Ƶ’s LPN/LVN to ADN Bridge Program will prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam.

With no pre-requisites, our Bridge program can be completed in as little as 18 months. That’s all! You’ll enjoy hands-on learning, earlier on, plus a clinical-based curriculum that prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® exam.

*Four starts per year – in January, April, July and September

**See student catalog for transfer requirements


January 8, 2024

Find a Campus

Galen offers the LPN/LVN to ADN Bridge program in the following locations:


“Nursing is a call, and I think Galen makes you understand why you were called to nursing”

-Lauren Lacount,
LVN to ADN Bridge Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon completion of the LPN/LVN to ADN Bridge degree program, our students will be well-prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam. In fact, we have 90% NCLEX pass rates combined across our campuses.

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Many Galen students work while attending nursing school.

Galen College’s tuition is competitively priced for each of our campuses.

In addition, a variety of financial aid options are available for prospective students, including scholarships and federal aid.

Our admissions representatives are dedicated to helping students through the enrollment process and can work with you in finding options for financing your degree. Contact us to see what financing options are available for you.

We understand that deciding to enroll in nursing school requires commitment from our students who also have other life responsibilities.

Because a large number of our students are working adults, our LPN/LVN to ADN Bridge program can be completed in as little as 15 months and requires no pre-requisites.Our admissions representatives can advise on your anticipated graduation date based on your previous experience or general education courses – contact us to plan your degree schedule.

Galen’s requirements for clinical experiences are similar to those you will encounter in your professional nursing career. 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. Download Requirements

Take a moment to view thetechnical requirementsfor our courses.

In the evaluation of transfer credit, Galen utilizes TES®, the Transfer Evaluation System from CollegeSource which is the premier interactive database of course data from institutions of higher education to track and display previously approved courses for transfer. The equivalencies shown are for information purposes only and are subject to change due to changes in curriculum. Galen does not transfer in developmental, pre-licensure, or nursing courses taken prior to achieving an RN license.

If you have college credit that you would like to compare to this listing, please goand follow instructions. If an equivalency is not listed, please contact one of our admissions representatives at(877) 223-7040who can work with you to submit your courses for evaluation.

No. Applicants may provide evidence of a previously earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in lieu of a pre-admission test score. For more information, see ourAdmissions Requirements.

There are several things to consider when selecting a nursing degree, including your desired position, your current experience, and whether you will be attending part-time, full-time, or online. Our admissions representatives will walk you through selecting a degree program based on your needs as a student. Contact us today to learn more.