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Nursing Program Overview

If you’re new to nursing and want to get working – and earning – as soon as possible, Galen’s Practical Nursing (PN) program (or Vocational Nursing (VN) program in Texas) is designed for you. The highly rated program takes approximately 12-months to complete for full-time students and, with four starts per year, you can choose a date to begin when you’re ready.

When you become a Galen PN/VN student, our focus is on you and your success – from day one to graduation day. You’ll enjoy early hands-on education and student support to guide you through the entire Galen educational experience. With no pre-requisites or waiting lists, Galen can quickly put you on the road to becoming a nurse.

July 8, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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.

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Many Galen students work while attending nursing school. However, if you are attending Galen on a full-time basis, it is best to work a very minimal amount of hours. Our nursing degree programs require a considerable amount of time outside the classroom for reading, studying, assignments, etc. You must be very disciplined with your time to be successful at Galen if you plan to work while attending.