TAMPA BAY, Fla. [April 16, 2012] – – The former Galen School of Nursing, which has been educating nurses in the Tampa Bay area since 1989, is now Galen College of Nursing.
Galen College is part of a four-campus system of colleges based in Louisville, Ky., and it offers programs for Practical Nursing (PN), as well as an Associate Degree in Nursing (RN).
Closely following on the heels of achieving Candidacy Status by the regional accrediting body, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Galen College received approval from the Florida Department of Education (FL DOE) for the name change. The change in designation from a “school” to a “college” exemplifies Galen’s continued educational commitment to the community it serves.
“This name change directly reflects our ongoing focus on graduating future nurses with Associate Degrees,” said Galen Dean Sharon A. Roberts, MS, ARNP. “Galen began as a school exclusively for Practical Nursing diplomas, but has evolved and added RN programs to give our students more options in their career paths.”
About Galen College of Nursing
Founded more than 20 years ago, Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest private nursing schools in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, Galen offers practical/vocational Nurse (PN/VN) and associate degree nursing programs to nearly 3,000 students on its campuses in Louisville, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Fla., and Cincinnati, Ohio. Galen is nationally accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and is also a candidate for accreditation with the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. For questions about the accreditation status of Galen College of Nursing, contact: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, 404.679.4501. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit our website.