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Nurse looks back on education fondly: ‘Galen is full of love’

Hannah Robinson has wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember because of her “drive to help others,” as she likes to say. And she chose Galen College of Nursing because she felt like Galen was the best fit for the kind of nurse she wanted to be.

“I loved the community at Galen. Everyone around you is like-minded and on the same mission,” Hannah says. “We all have the same mindset, which makes it extremely easy for your peers to become family. The professors push us as if they’ve known us our whole lives. Galen is full of love. Galen feels like family.”

Now that the Louisville native has earned her Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), the next step is a job at University of Louisville Hospital as a Trauma ICU nurse, where she knows she’ll be able to help people.

“Nursing to me is more than putting in an IV or a catheter – it’s holding the hand of a patient who is in there for the first time or being there for that family member who just found out their mom is sick,” she says. “I like to be the change in healthcare and that’s what brought me to nursing, and to Galen.”

No matter where her career takes her, she will think back on her time at Galen fondly and lovingly.

“The thing I’ll remember most about Galen is the professors. I remember each and every one of them – their stories, their backgrounds, and why they love nursing,” she says. “Nursing school is extremely hard, but they make it easy.”

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