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Online Master of Science in Nursing


As a college solely dedicated to nursing, Galen understands the unique needs of busy RNs and has created two Online MSN options tailored to meet those needs. The Healthcare Leadership and Nurse Educator programs feature all the elements you need in an online program, like flexibility, affordability, quality, and convenience.

Offered over 8-week modules, our program features extensive 3D graphics, interactive animation, and video content to keep learning engaging and fun. They’re mobile-friendly, highly interactive, and ACEN and SACSCC accredited.


Based on the nurse leader competencies developed by American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), this MSN option provides knowledge and skill development for baccalaureate-prepared nurses interested in advancing into a leadership role within the healthcare setting.


Galen’s Online MSN, Nurse Educator option will provide students with the skills to teach and inspire the next generation of nurses. This online advanced studies option prepares graduates to lead quality improvement initiatives in today’s complex healthcare environments, teach in academic settings through scholarly inquiry and leadership, and help transform nursing education in both academic and clinical staff development.

Students will gain valuable experience engaging in a nurse educator role during a practicum experience in an educational setting. Graduates of the program will meet the eligibility requirements for the Certified Nurse Educator (䱷®) examination.

Because distance education authorization requirements vary, the program may not be available in all states. In order to enroll and continue enrollment in the program, students in the Online MSN program must remain a resident of a state in which Galen has all necessary approvals. Please contact our Admissions team for questions related to your specific state.

For complete information related to admission, progression, and graduation, please see the student catalog.

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Unique and Engaging Program

The Online curriculum was developed by Galen’s Academic team in partnership with industry experts to create interactive, engaging course material with extensive 3D graphics, video presentations and interactive scenarios.

Transfer Credit Review

We’re happy to complete a no-obligation, preliminary transfer credit review with unofficial transcripts. For a preliminary transfer credit review please call to speak to one of our Admissions Specialists (844) 848-1515.

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission tests such as the GRE are not required. For complete information about our admission requirements, visitAdmissions Requirements.

۱,Federal Financial Aidis available to students who qualify. For more information about student loans, please contact your campus Financial Aid department.

In order to gain practical experience, students will be required to complete a teaching practicum. This experience requires students to spend 135 hours working with a preceptor in an academic or healthcare setting over two (2) eight-week terms. See the Student Catalog for more information.

Galen’s requirements for practicum experiences are similar to those you will encounter in your professional nursing career. Students must comply with the practicum sites’ expectations including but not limited to background screening, immunization, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training requirements.

Take a moment to view thetechnical requirementsfor our courses.

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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.


The master’s nursing program at ۽Ƶ at the Louisville Campus located in Louisville, KY is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the master’s nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at