Since Galen opened its doors in 1989, nursing degree programs have been our only focus. Over the years, more than 20,000 nurses have graduated from our five campuses to begin their career in nursing. Today, Galen is one of America’s largest private nursing colleges — but we still work with a one-on-one mindset, delivering all of our nursing degree programs with the individual in mind. And every day we ask ourselves, “How can we make this the best nursing education experience possible for each student?” There are many reasons why our students choose Galen to pursue their degree in nursing, and we would be honored for you to have your own.
Galen College of Nursing was established by Humana Health Institutes, Inc. in 1989 with a single purpose: to offer excellence in nursing education. Humana, who at that time was positioned as one of the largest insurance providers and healthcare systems in the country, developed these practical/vocational nursing programs in response to a severe national nursing shortage. Initially offered in Louisville, Kentucky; San Antonio, Texas; and Tampa Bay, Florida, these programs continue to address the healthcare needs of the communities they serve and are exemplars of excellence in nursing education.