The announcement of Galen’s Clinical Nurse Education Award (CNEA) winner at our Tampa Bay and Cincinnati campuses is one of the many reasons why Nurses Week (May 6th – May 12th) is one of the best times of the year. Galen recently launched this special award to recognize nurses who demonstrate excellence, compassion, and professionalism during the education of Galen students and future nurses. A high honor, indeed!
We are extremely excited to announce Kathleen Bailey, RN has been awarded this year’s CNEA winner at our Tampa Bay campus! Kathleen began her nursing career at the Medical Center of Trinity in January 2020, immediately after graduating from nursing school. She works in Unit 4 West and is described by many Galen students as “amazing, compassionate, professional, and patient”. She was nominated by Galen student, Zach Newkirk, who is currently in NUR 230.
With nominees from 15 hospitals throughout the Tampa Bay region, Kathleen stood out as an exceptional nurse who consistently went above and beyond to help Galen clinical students learn and grow on their nursing journey. She is well known for her love of nursing and love for Galen students.
“Kathleen is a wonderful asset and resource for our Galen students. Her passion and love for working with students are unmatched.”
– Christina Hall, Tampa ADN Faculty
All CNEA nominations are submitted by Galen students in any nursing program, and at any level. Nominees are evaluated on their ability to demonstrate excellence in compassionate care and professional mentoring. To learn more about our annual award and the criteria for consideration, visit https://galencollege.edu/cnea