Nursing School Admission Test

The first and best thing you can do to prepare for your career in nursing is schedule an appointment to visit our campus and meet with an Admissions Representative. This can easily be done by calling 210.485.2222, or by filling out our online request more info form. Then an Admissions Specialist will reach out to you to discuss which nursing degree program is right for you.

Don’t wait to apply! Although Galen College of Nursing classes begin quarterly, classes fill quickly. It’s always a good idea to plan ahead and apply early.

Admission to our nursing degree programs is selective and based upon available facilities and resources in the community and within Galen.


Schedule and pay for the National League of Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX), if applicable.
Students entering the VN program will take the PAX PN, and current LVNs or ADN students will take the PAX RN. If you’ve taken this test within the last five years, you might be exempt from testing for Galen. Again, ask your Galen Admission Specialist for details.


Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
If you plan to finance your education and haven’t completed a FAFSA application, now’s the time. Financial aid is a detailed process, so no matter where you plan to go to school, the sooner you get started, the better.

Go to the FAFSA website, and enter Galen’s school code, which is 015924. We’re here to help if you would like assistance.


Provide proof of education.
All Galen programs require proof of high school graduation and/or GED. You will need a copy of your diploma or GED certificate.


Submit transcripts and nursing license (if applicable):

For students applying to Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree program and requesting transfer credits: Submit official, applicable transcripts. Please remember that any courses you wish to transfer in to Galen must be presented at this time. They will not be considered after your application is complete.

If you are already an LVN who’s applying for our LVN to ADN Bridge: Submit an official LPN transcript reflecting a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

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