Galen College of Nursing Reviews

  • 40 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $24,500 - $34,660
20% of 40 students said this degree improved their career prospects
20% of 40 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kathy K
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2024
  • Degree: MSW
"Such an amazing school! I can't believe how well they work with their students to succeed. They are supportive, available and offer the best learning environment. It shows up in their NCLEX pass rates that are above 90%. I'm grateful to know that graduates have the right schools for the crazy nursing environment that they have been thrown into in the last few years."
Sandra Skeels
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2024
  • Degree: DNP
"I attended Galen LVN to ADN. COVID hit and when I was in MY LAST SEMESTER, I got COVID and was hospitalised. Galen dropped me and refused to readmit me to complete my final semester. Over $30,000 down the drain. I tried for over a year to get readmitted and finish the program and they refused to readmit me. They do not care about their students. It was not my fault COVID hit Texas."
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2023
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"Be prepared to teach your self and get a overload of nothing that’s on the test be prepared for nurse to teach you instead of professors and teach things wrong and so called right for points back out of 30 6 went on to the next quarter worst mistake ever be prepared to pay 5000 plus for failing a class"
Andrea Williams
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I had a horrible experience at Galen in Gainesville. I should have known something was wrong from the first semester I started they were passive things like giving me a brand knew pair of scrubs pants that was ripped down the middle. The classes are too expensive. Second semester fundamentals is $5,000. So if you don't pass it, that's what you have to pay again. When I took pharmacology, I withdrew because they brought in an instructor who told Cortney jokes the whole time would make passive aggressive remarks to get the students to single me out because he was targeting me. I knew the material but because he refused to give me my correct grade I was failing when I got my third grade. The pharm test was on scantron. The instructors have the pen, so they pretty much give you what they want. When I took sociology, I would always have issues when writing my papers on canvas too, like Grammarly would always mess up on me but not in any of my other courses. In microbiology online, that was just terrible my courses on canvas for this course and pharmacology were removed for no reason for about a week which delayed my studies,then my worksheets in Canvas got removed. I reported this to my instructor but she couldn't understand why I was having these issues. She did everything she could to try and help me, but I could tell that something else was going on to try and prevent me from studying. When I finished all my prerequisites I was supposed to start clinicals for med.surg. the next semester but all of a sudden it said I didn't have any financial aid to cover my tuition at Galen, even though I was told that I had enough financial aid to finish the program."
Gainesville Florida
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Horrible school, school instructors set up the students for failure. Instructors turn over rate very high in which makes learning in a classroom environment nearly impossible. School was convenient and heard great outstanding results from one of the other locations. 60-75 percent of the cohort is borderline failing and the instructors show no empathy or concern. RUN away before you invest your money and time"
Ashley Tarrant
  • Reviewed: 11/16/2023
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"I can’t say it loud enough, please run from this school. These proprietary schools are all about money. They are not really here to educate professionals. I only even looked at this school because my employer pays 100% tuition reimbursement for Galen. It has been a huge waste of time. I withdrew from my program to attend because it was free and was only informed after withdrawing that they would only accept 50 of my 94 hours from UTA."
Worst mistake
  • Reviewed: 10/30/2023
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"Currently attending Galen it’s the worst mistake I ever made I was attending the community college but I dropped to attend Galen because I thought it would be faster the school is way to expensive the teachers are terrible Galen is only concerned about your money they set you up for failure they don’t teach you don’t prepare you for the exams there are no assignments only 4 exams which each make up for 25% of your grade if one is failed you fail the whole semester and you will be kicked out the program which would be a waist of time and you still have to pay student loans back if you decide to retake a course you will be paying out of pocket financial aide will not be available and all the classes are together so If you ace all of them except one you will be forced to retake allllll of them and pay out of pocket credits can not be transferred so it will be a waist of time and money please please be aware of Galen it’s a set up for failure debt and a waist of time"
Bridge Student
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great experience so far! New campus with a great location, faculty and staff are helpful and understanding. I’ve met so many new people and am in a study group that meets every week. Looking forward to my first clinical rotation next term…if you’re looking for a VN to ADN Bridge program, I would check out this one."
Victoria Gonzalez Mendoza
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Would Not recommend! The new program director is rude and condescending. She had me unenrolled the day before finals and the last day of class for an error in attendance. I had proof on my phone I was in class. She ignored me told me to take it up with the instructor who was quitting anyway so he didn't care. Then come to find out the same instructor was counting me present back in the fall when I had dropped the class and had proof. so she would not let me continue after being half way done with the program. Even though it was an error on her instructors."
D. Hedges
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2023
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"This is the worst school ever! They change the exams and make their own without main campus (Kentucky) informed. Staff never shows or teach nothing. If you not in the circle they will kick you out or change your exam grade by blaming the scantron malfunction. I have proof and releasing it to the board members of every campus. STAY AWAY FROM SA GALEN especially veterans"
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"To be honest I’m not even sure when I am graduating from this school anymore. They are trying to block my graduation because apparently they think some students should not graduate so they can keep the NCLEX pass rates high and block the students they think won’t pass. Last semester they switched clinicals from once per week to twice per week. Now they are choosing clinical sites and they’ve enrolled me in a 2 hr away clinical while working full time. If you actually want a degree, choose a different school. They make all these promises when you are applying in and then it’s the complete opposite. They said they had clinical sites close to me. When in fact there was only 1 and they split away from Galen when I started. I was fortunate enough that they accepted my other credits from another school but others weren’t that lucky. Just stay away from this school at all costs!"
Tresa Randall
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I see that someone using my name has written a terrible review for Galen. I DID NOT WRITE THAT POST. I had an excellent experience with Galen. Their communication is lacking in some areas but overall felt that I was VERY prepared for NCLEX and the world of nursing."
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I would say me personally if I knew what I know now. I would have never picked this school. i’m currently attending and finishing a course but as soon as it is done. i’m taking the lost of money I spent in this school and leaving. the program is designed to failed students at first they tell you a bunch of promises and they don’t even keep any of them. first of all I was told we was able to pick our clinical sites and when you do. they just chose a random location far away and sent you and then they refused to give you a reason. The tests are on paper and scantron for a such expensive school it shouldn’t be like that. I barely was able to read the paper test because of the printing. You CANNOT review your exam because they use the same exam every quarter. They claimed that they had opened lab till 6pm it’s a LIE. the open lab prof only here 9am-12pm basically the time you’re in class and he’s barely there at the time you show up you have to search the building for him or he doesn’t show up because of he’s doctor appointments. The medsurge prof one particular for bridge doesn’t even know what is on the exam herself always telling us to read the book and tell us oh you should focus on this and that and nothing she says focus on is on the exams so it’s a trick. THEY’RE Trying to fail you. Retaking the course is more money for the school. There is no study guide, no assignment to help boost Up your grade. ONLy 4 exams which are 25% of your grade which are so confusing. and a dosage test. if you fail dosage you failed the course, if you fail Cpe, you fail the course, If you fail ATI you fail the whole course. If you don’t have a 74 in the course you fail the course. They also do not round if you missing a point. IF you happen to choose this school GOOD LUCK TO YOU. I didn’t see those reviews until after I was already in the school I had high hopes until I realized nothing was how I was told and looked to see if I was alone then I found the reviews and i’m warning you guys that is thinking of this school."
future rn
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2023
  • Degree: Accelerated BSN
"The school is out to make money. You pass lecture with high grades and pass CPE but failed a dosage when asked for help they tell you that YOU SHOULD KNOW. I asked for help and tutor was booked for the entire week I needed help. I failed dosage and had a high grade in class. I am now repeating the whole course with lecture. What I don't understand is it's that you can fail one test in lecture and still pass if you pass the rest of the exams but fail one test and you failed the whole course."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"It seems like every day this school gives me reasons to not want to pursue nursing any longer. It’s over priced for a school that can’t get everything together. Every quarter there’s issues with scheduling not allowing us to be able to register due to high demand at the same time that they all have us set for registration. Clinical director faculty talks down to the students like we are children when regarding concerns with dress code when it could have easily been addressed by out instructors who care more for our education than anything. But then there’s your bad apples where instructors can not teach, when an instructor has over half the class failing… why are they still allowed to instruct? Not to mention they think it’s just another job not that they’re preparing the nursing profession next graduates. They have made faces regarding that they would never help students clean up patients, and come in go out of class as they please, have no idea what units we are on in class. The clinical setting is just sitting at round tables doing head to toes every two hours and giving a couple PO meds once out of your entire quarter. If I could leave I would but they make it to where you credits do not transfer so you’re too far in to quit and lose all of you hard work and time teaching yourself."
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2023
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"Galen College of Nursing Austin Campus is horrible! This college is more concerned about money than actually teaching students and assisting them in earning the proper credentials to further their careers in nursing. First, they are way overpriced! Second, the instructors are unprofessional and disinterested in student success. Most of the time they can't even answer questions! They make you feel uncomfortable when you ask for assistance. Third, the exam and grading policies are unfair. Students aren't allowed to review their exams and "glitches" in their system have caused student grades to be changed several times. After an exam I was told that I couldn't review my exam because it could lead to cheating. Really? The tests are given via scan tron! I witnessed a decrease in my grade and other students grades mysteriously increased. This makes me feel all of this college's practices are sketchy and biased. Last, you can never get any real help from administration. No one answers the phone, you have to literally chase them down to get assistance. I second guess my decision to enroll in this school. I beg others to look deep before enrolling in this college. I think their accrediting agency needs to do an audit."
  • Reviewed: 4/28/2023
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"This school is predatory and misleading. They will lie to you just to get you to sign. Teachers are unprofessional and extremely rude. Clinicals are unorganized. You are better off going to a college instead of this school. I wish someone warned me before I attended."
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"These teachers are unprofessional. You can’t take them seriously. Sometimes I feel they don’t want some of us to be successful. The one professor has a mean look on his/hers face. It’s very hateful. I will never recommend anyone going to any campus. I see a lot of bad reviews about a lot of the colleges, and other areas. Apparently they all must work about alike. They want your money not your success. This school is a big joke."
Alex Westerman
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"If I could score them lower I could. It’s designed to make you fail, they do not teach at all what is on the test. It’s about tricking you not about your knowledge. The skills assessments are completely unrealistic. The teachers don’t teach, instructors don’t instruct, nobody works in the front office, registration is a nightmare. If you work they will tell you to stop, the program is ungodly priced and they don’t even teach. Go anywhere else it’s a horrible school."
Galen Sucks
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do yourself a favor and do not attend Galen. Instructors don’t care whether you pass or fail. No one willing to work with you. Administratively it’s a disaster. All they want is your money. Save your time and hard earned money and apply to a different school."