San Antonio, TX, March 15, 2017 – Galen College of Nursing opened its doors to a newly expanded and renovated San Antonio campus, a 70,000-square-foot facility that features high-level clinical learning labs as well as the new Galen Simulation Hospital that includes a simulation ER, ICU and Pediatric Unit, and gives students a cutting-edge approach to nursing education.
“We are always innovating to create the absolute best learning environment for our students,” says Galen President Mark Vogt. “This expansion and renovation will better prepare our graduates for their careers in nursing.”
The U.S. is in the midst of a national nursing shortage, with an increasing healthcare demand due to an aging population and changes related to the Affordable Care Act. To address this growing need, Galen announced in January a new 3-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program that is offered at the San Antonio campus.
“We created an innovative and quality program that will allow students to get into the healthcare workplace with a BSN in a shortened time frame,” said Dean Tara Dailey, MSN. “This new 3-year BSN enhances our prelicensure nursing pathways so we can educate more students for entry into professional nursing practice and help meet the needs of our partners in healthcare.”
Galen is one of the largest nursing educators in South Texas, graduating nearly 6,000 students. The expansion and renovation supports Galen’s ongoing mission to expand access to quality nursing education, support the local nursing workforce and meet the healthcare needs in San Antonio.
“It’s a privilege for us to support both education and workforce development in this region,” adds Vogt.
About Galen College of Nursing
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 more than 3,000 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 to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit galencollege.edu.