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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

All classes and operations are currently on-going through remote, online operations, and virtual admissions appointments can be scheduled with any of our campus admissions representatives by submitting a request for information or calling by 877-223-7040. Additionally, we are scheduling remote admissions testing using the ATI TEAS Exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and would be happy to reserve a testing date and time. We look forward to helping you in your nursing journey.

APRIL TERM

All classes are currently transitioning to a combination of on-campus and remote learning.  Information about each of your courses will be provided in the calendar located in your student portal. Here you will find detailed information about the time and location of your examinations, clinical learning lab courses, and clinicals.

Any changes that need to be communicated regarding the term, course schedules, resources, and more will be sent via email, portal, and RAVE alerts. Please make sure that your contact information is up to date in the portal and RAVE alerts. You can update your information for RAVE alerts here: https://getrave.com/login/galencollege

Please see below for your list of specific campus contacts and community resources to help you as you adapt to new community environments.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Virtual admissions appointments can be scheduled with any of our campus admissions representatives by submitting a request for information from our website or calling 877-223-7040. Additionally, we are scheduling remote admissions testing using the ATI TEAS Exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and would be happy to reserve a testing date and time. We look forward to helping you in your nursing journey.

COVID-19 SCREENING PROCESS

Galen College of Nursing now requires all students, employees and visitors to complete an online COVID-19 Screening Form prior to entering a Galen campus:

  • This form must be completed daily, for any day you will be on campus.
  • The link to the screening form is on the home page of the Galen website, or you can go directly to the form here.
  • Signs will also be posted at the entrance point of each campus, with the link to the screening form.
    • If you do not have a smartphone or printed form, a computer will be set up near the entry where you can log in and complete the check.
  • If approved, you must present your approval notification to obtain entry into the building.
    • You must show the approval from your phone or present a printed copy from the day you are to visit campus.

If your screening reveals you may have COVID-19 risk factors, you will not be permitted on campus, and will need to take a number of steps. They are:

    1. If you’re not already at home, please avoid contact with others and go home immediately.
    2. Please notify the proper person about your status:
      • If you are a student, please notify your instructor
      • If you are a staff member or faculty member, please notify your supervisor
      • If you are a visitor, please notify the person you were scheduled to visit
    3. Contact the COVID Nurse for additional instructions at covidnurse@galencollege.edu.

HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND II (HEERF II) Grants – 

Galen College of Nursing has been allocated $5.6 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds II (HEERF II) through the Department of Education.  These funds were made available through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) passed in late December 2020.

Galen intends to distribute the entire allocation of HEERF II funds as emergency grants to our students.  These funds are intended to assist students with expenses generally incurred by college students such as housing, transportation, personal or books/supplies.  In addition, unlike the previous CARES (HEERF I) grant funds, these grants may also be used to cover emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus such as: tuition, food, housing, healthcare and childcare.

Students in Galen’s Prelicensure Nursing programs are once again eligible to apply as they were in 2020.  The Department of Education has announced that students attending online undergraduate programs such as our RN to BSN program are also eligible for these newly released grant funds.  Currently, graduate students are not eligible.

Based on guidance published by the Department of Education, institutions are required to prioritize grants to students with exceptional financial need, such as those who receive Pell Grants.  Award amounts will be determined utilizing several factors including Estimated Financial Contribution (EFC) from 20/21 FAFSA and enrollment status (Full time, ¾ time, Half time, Below half time) for the current term.  Students who are not Title IV eligible or may not be currently utilizing Title IV grants and loans are welcome to apply as well.  The award amount may be impacted if there is no current 20/21 FAFSA on file with the College.

The application process will remain open until such time as all remaining funds are exhausted. 

For more information on HEERF Grants, click here.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?

Contact healthquestions@galencollege.edu

A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is available below.

Galen recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial hardship to many in our community. Please know that the College is committed to supporting you during these extraordinary times.

To that end, Galen is expediting the distribution of the Higher Education Emergency Relief funding it received through the federal CARES Act. This money is expressly intended to help students who are experiencing a variety of financial hardships related to the pandemic. To be eligible for assistance, you must be enrolled in one of our Prelicensure Nursing programs. The application for this grant is now available at https://stutools.galencollege.edu. You will need your Galen student email login and password to access.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Have questions on the status of your admissions application or enrollment status?  Our staff is available to assist you remotely and are actively conducting virtual sessions to help you move forward with your dream of becoming a nurse.  Please see the Campus Contacts page for more information on how to contact the admissions and financial aid teams at your campus.

[Updated 3/23/20]

We are excited to help you take the next step toward a rewarding career in nursing and are happy to announce that remote admissions testing is now available!

We are actively scheduling remote admissions testing using the ATI TEAS Exam (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and would love to reserve your testing date and time.

Please give us a call so that we can share the information with you and set up a time for your admissions test.

[Updated 5/15/20]

  • As we transition to our return to campus , safety precautions are in place. These precautions include COVID-19 screening, temperature checks, social distancing, mask requirement, stringent cleaning, and adherence to all federal, state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19.
  • Detailed instructions for entering the building are outlined by using the required COVID-19 Screening tool, and requirements while inside are visibly posted throughout the campus.

[Updated 3/17/21]

Students currently enrolled in any of our Prelicensure Nursing programs as well as our online RN to BSN program may apply.  We encourage students to apply who have incurred additional unforeseen expenses related to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Students do not have to meet Title IV eligibility requirements or currently utilizing Title IV grants and loans in order to participate. US citizens and eligible non-citizens are eligible to apply.

For more information on HEERF Grants, please click here

 

APPLICATION OPENS 4/22/21

Please fill out an application to begin the review process.

If you cannot log in, please go into Galen Self Help and click Reset Password here: https://selfhelp.galencollege.edu/

If you need further assistance with your login, send an email to support@galencollege.edu

For more information on HEERF Grants, please click here

  • Theory – All ground theory classes will continue in a synchronous virtual format, using Zoom.
  • Labs – Labs will be delivered via a synchronous virtual format, using Zoom. In addition, careful plans are in place to offer lab instruction, open lab time, and CPEs. Details about the date and location of your scheduled lab time are provided in your student portal.  
  • Clinical – Clinical education will be a combination of vSim and clinical education at select health care facilities, as they are available. Details about the date and location of your clinicals are provided in your student portal.
  • Testing – Select courses will have on-campus computerized and paper/pencil testing.  Details about the date and location of your clinicals are provided in your student portal.

[Updated 3/17/21]

Please see campus specific links on the Campus Contacts page for your specific need.

[Updated 3/22/20]

One of the greatest honors Galen has as a college is the pleasure to plan and preside over graduation ceremonies and to celebrate the accomplishments of our amazing graduates. And we know how important it is to share this amazing milestone with your closest family and friends!

Please watch your Galen email for more details!

[Updated 3/17/21]

For 24/7 technical support with Canvas, you can contact the Canvas Helpdesk:

  • If you are already logged in to Canvas, press the “Help” button on the bottom left of the screen and make your selection (Phone, Support Ticket, Chat).
  • If you are not logged in to Canvas, you can access the same support options with the following information:

To reset your password: https://selfhelp.galencollege.edu/showLogin.cc

Technical support issues such as course access, rosters and adding secondary instructors to your sections, contact the online office directly by emailing, onlinesupport@galencollege.edu or opening a support ticket through our internal support system at: https://onlinesupport.galencollege.edu/.

[Updated 3/16/21]

Visit support.zoom.us for additional information about Zoom features and functionality. If you require technical assistance, please call 888-799-9666 (option 2) or if the matter is less urgent, fill out a Support Request here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/requests/new

Immediate Support from Galen:
For immediate support during normal hours of operation (8 am ET – 5 pm ET) from the Galen Online Technology and Instructional Design team, email: OTID@galencollege.edu. A team member will join your meeting to provide support. Please include the link to your meeting room in the help request.

Labs will be delivered via a synchronous virtual format, using Zoom. In addition, careful plans are in place to offer on campus lab instruction, open lab time, and CPEs. Details about the date and location of your scheduled lab time are provided in your student portal.  

Payments
To make your payment online:

  • Visit your myGalen Student Portal at my.galencollege.edu
  • View your balance: My Finances >> Account Information
  • Make a payment: My Finances >> Make Payment Online

To make a payment by cash or check:

  • Secure a money order, cashier’s check, or personal check made out to Galen College of Nursing for the payment amount and mail to: 3050 Terra Crossing Boulevard, Louisville, Kentucky 40245

Balances:
If you are a student that has a balance for a previous quarter OR are concerned about a future balance, please contact your campus bursar to discuss payment options. We realize that many of our students are facing difficult obstacles and we want to assist and support you. Please see campus specific links for your specific campus Bursar information.

How to set up direct deposit:
If you have chosen the option to have additional funds on your student account sent back to you as a stipend, we are encouraging everyone to have a direct deposit set up. This can go to either a checking or savings account. If you have not taken to opportunity to sign up, we’ve made it available to complete online. Please log on to forms.galencollege.edu and sign in with your student portal login information.

[Updated 3/22/20]

Select courses will have on-campus computerized and paper/pencil testing.  Details about the date and location of your examinations are provided in your student portal.

If you need to order or pick up uniforms for on-site clinical, please see the Campus Contacts page for more information on how to contact the Registrar. 

[Updated 3/19/21]

Please update your student information on your student portal account or by contacting your campus registrar. It is very important during these times that we be able to best communicate with you and have your latest updated information on file.  If you have had any recent changes in your name, phone number, mailing address, etc., please share this with us.

[Updated 3/18/21]

Galen recognizes the importance of the role that nurses play in our society.  We have carefully planned so that we can continue to educate future nurses, while maintaining necessary safety precautions. 

Classes are currently transitioning to a combination of on-campus and remote learning for the April 2021 term. Key tests and labs will be in person following CDC safety protocols, while theory will remain remote. This is a constantly evolving situation and subject to change.

Using a virtual format is different from an online course because you will be interacting with your peers and faculty in real-time. Galen will continue to offer traditional online courses as well if you are registered for those, which are described in the Student Catalog.

[Updated 3/17/21]

Campus Contacts

CAMPUS CONTACTS

Find the Cincinnati Campus contacts here

Find the Hazard Campus contacts here

Find the Louisville Campus contacts here

Find the Miami Campus contacts here

Find the San Antonio Campus contacts here

Find the Tampa Bay Campus contacts here

COmmunity Resources

RESOURCES DESCRIPTION LINK TO WEBSITE
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Information about the COVID-19 virus
Florida Department of Health
General information on COVID-19
Indiana Information for Health Care Professionals
Indiana Information for Health Care Professionals
Indiana State Department of Health
General information on COVID-19
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
General information on COVID-19
Ohio Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Information on unemployment insurance benefits
Ohio Counties information (HealthSource)
Google spreadsheet of resources by county (school lunch programs, food pantries, health care)
Ohio Department of Health
General information on COVID-19
Richmond, IN local resources
Local resources for Richmond, IN
Texas Department of Health and Human Services
General information on COVID-19