Galen College of Nursing announced today exciting growth with a new nursing degree program and a brand new campus location coming summer of 2018. Offering solely nursing education, Galen is focused on supporting the nursing profession through excellence in education.
Galen’s new 3-Year BSN program supports the rising industry demand for the BSN. “We created an innovative and quality program that will allow students to get into the healthcare workplace with a BSN in a shortened timeframe,” said Dean Michele Godwin. “This new 3-year BSN enhances our pre-licensure nursing pathways so we can educate more students for entry into professional nursing practice and help meet the needs of our partners in healthcare. It is a natural progression to an already quality program offering with outcomes that are among the best in the country. We are excited to be taking applications now for our first class start on July 2.”
Additionally, the need to expand the school’s infrastructure to accommodate its growing student population and program offerings was identified. The new campus will strengthen the environment that will support its students, with modern facilities and advanced technology. “As one of the largest educators of nurses in the country, we are committed to providing our students not only with a great education, but with a great learning space. We want to make sure we are firmly positioned to meet the needs of our students and the community we serve,” said Rob Wolf, Campus President.
After being in the community for over 25 years, Galen is building one of the largest, dedicated nursing education campuses in Southwest Florida. This new, state of the art nursing education facility will feature an Advanced Simulation Hospital with specialized areas for maternity, aging care and medical/surgical, and has been designed around the needs of today’s student, through a thoughtful blend of collaboration, gathering and study spaces. This new campus will be a symbol of the quality education Galen offers and a gesture of caring commitment to an ever-expanding student body. It is conveniently located in close proximity to the existing campus in what was the Dex Media building at 10200 9th Street N., where renovation is currently under way, to be ready summer of 2018.
“Our mission is about expanding opportunity in nursing, and by offering more options to become an RN, with more capacity to do so, we not only support local workforce development in the Tampa Bay area, but a diverse population of students with multiple lifestyle and learning needs”, said Wolf. “We couldn’t be more excited.”
Founded over 25 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, the College offers practical/vocational nursing (PN/VN), associate and baccalaureate degree nursing programs to over 5,000 students on its campuses in Louisville and Hazard, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Fla., Cincinnati, Ohio, along with an Online Campus. Galen is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.