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Galen College of Nursing Celebrates National Nurses Week

Elizabeth Vaughn

Galen College of Nursing is honoring its faculty, students, and alumni during National Nurses Week 2018.  This year’s celebration focuses on how nurses “Inspire, Innovate, and Influence” to highlight the diverse and impactful roles they play in health care.

National Nurses Week kicks off Sunday, May 6, which is also National Nurses Day.  The final day of National Nurses Week is Saturday, May 12, to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, considered the founder of modern nursing.  May 12 is also International Nurses Day.

Every year, National Nurses Week recognizes nurses for the vital work they do and the care they provide.  While traditionally the week highlights the accomplishments of licensed nurses, Galen College heartily extends thanks to today’s students who are preparing for the future of healthcare.

“We’re reminded each day not only of the value of nurses but equally important to the future of healthcare – nurse educators,” said Mark Vogt, CEO at Galen College.  “While we celebrate this specific week  for all those who have devoted their time and talents to nursing, we are proud to honor our nursing faculty and staff and our amazing nursing students throughout the year.”

The need for nurses continues to grow.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent by 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.  Similarly, employment of licensed practical and vocational nurses is expected to grow 12 percent.

Galen College of Nursing is dedicated to expanding access to quality nursing education.  Programs are designed to foster excellence and compassion in nursing through an educational approach immersed in innovation, technology, and student support.

Since Galen’s founding in 1989, more than 25,000 nursing students have graduated from the college, which encompasses an Online Campus and five instructional sites in Louisville, Ky.; Hazard, Ky.; San Antonio, Texas.; Tampa Bay, Fla.; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Founded over 25 years ago, Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest private nursing colleges in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers practical/vocational nursing (PN/VN), associate and on-ground/online baccalaureate degree nursing programs to over 5,000 students on its campuses in Louisville, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Fla., Cincinnati, Ohio, Hazard, Ky., along with an Online Campus. Galen is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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