Galen College of Nursing, a proud affiliate of Mission Health, continues its mission to expand access to quality nursing education and to help address the nation’s increasing nursing workforce needs with the announcement of a new campus in Asheville, North Carolina. This addition to nursing education in the Asheville area is designed to complement other area colleges and universities as we all work together to provide healthcare workforce education. Mission Health recently announced the funding of faculty members in nursing education at several colleges and universities in the Asheville community. We hope by funding these faculty positions and adding Galen College of Nursing to area options that we can increase the availability of nursing education for our communities.
“As we continue to look at creative ways to combat the healthcare worker shortage across the United States, we are proud not only of our strong partnership with our area colleges, but to help bring an additional education option to our community,” said Fran Paschall, Mission Health Chief Nursing Executive.
The new 16,900 square-foot campus features resources designed to elevate the student experience and prepare future nurses to enter the field. Solely focused on nursing education, Galen prepares a diverse population of students to become nurses who deliver quality, compassionate care. The state-of-the-art facility will feature advanced patient simulation labs and classroom environments designed to encourage practice-based learning. Galen’s student support model has helped thousands of graduates enter the profession with consistently high NCLEX pass rates.
“We are thrilled to bring our 30 years of experience exclusively educating nurses to the community and look forward to providing new opportunities to those called to nursing in the Asheville area,” said Mark Vogt, Galen’s Chief Executive Officer. Continued Vogt, “At Galen, we are uniquely positioned to help expand the pipeline of qualified nurses in Asheville and are committed to helping stem the nursing shortage and help improve the delivery of quality care.”
Located at 30 Town Square Blvd., Suite #220, in Biltmore Park, the Asheville Campus is designed to cultivate learning with advanced classroom and simulation technology mixed with collaborative and creative space. Created with students in mind, the campus environment reflects a high-quality education approach and an expression of commitment to students and the community at large. The Asheville campus will initially offer three options, including:
- 3-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- 2-year Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
- Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge Option (LPN to ADN Bridge)
Full- and part-time employees of Mission Health may be eligible for up to $5,250 per calendar year in tax-free reimbursement for applicable higher education courses, including tuition, books and course-related fees at Galen and other schools. Admissions appointments can be scheduled by calling (877) 223-7040 or going online to galencollege.edu.