June 15, 2018 — Louisville, KY — Galen College of Nursing is pleased to announce that Dr. Audria Denker has been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN). Denker currently serves as Executive Vice President of Prelicensure Nursing for the college where she leads day-to-day prelicensure program operations, including staffing and workload, clinical operations, simulation, and student support across all campuses.
Dr. Denker will be able to apply her extensive leadership experience in clinical practice, healthcare management and nursing education to the appointment as a KBN member. Her appointment begins July 1, 2018.
“This is a tremendous honor for Dr. Denker, and also highlights the high caliber of faculty and staff who continuously propel Galen College forward,” said Mark Vogt, Chief Executive Officer for Galen College of Nursing. “We couldn’t be more proud that she is a part of Galen’s mission and congratulate her on this latest achievement within an already noteworthy career.”
The Board of Nursing is composed of 16 gubernatorial appointees representing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, nursing education, long-term care, and the public at large. The Board approves programs of nursing, and regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of nurses within the Commonwealth.
“With my experience as both a practitioner and an educator, I look forward to bringing a broad perspective on the strengths and opportunities in healthcare throughout the state,” Denker said. “I am proud to serve with the distinguished team of experts comprising the Board, and excited to help Kentucky provide an effective and competent nursing workforce to its citizens.”
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. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit galencollege.edu.