Classroom Experience

CURRICULUM DESIGNED TO FACILITATE A LEARNER-CENTERED CULTURE

Our classroom instruction includes a variety of active learning strategies based on evidence-based practice. These strategies help students learn and apply nursing knowledge, as well as develop the required clinical judgment essential to the practice of nursing.

NURSING THEORY

Our classroom instruction includes a variety of active learning strategies based on evidence-based practice. This is where students learn the concepts and theory behind the practice of nursing.

SCIENCE LABORATORY

Galen’s science laboratories help students hone their skills with state-of-the-art equipment and hands-on learning opportunities, supervised by a science laboratory faculty member who provides one-on-one attention.

CLINICAL LEARNING LABORATORY

Developing clinical judgment and reasoning are paramount in a nursing degree program. Each Galen campus boasts modern clinical learning laboratories equipped with patient simulation mannequins. Working individually and in groups under the supervision of an experienced professional nurse educator, students practice the skills that are fundamental to patient care in an encouraging, engaging learning environment.

CLINICAL EDUCATION

Galen clinicals offer extensive and diverse experiences with leading healthcare providers in the community. Under the supervision of experienced Galen clinical faculty, students work with real patients and their families, alongside facility nurses and doctors. They have the opportunity to experience and explore a variety of specialties and settings, including medical-surgical, pediatrics, mental health, maternity and more.

They will gain experience from observing and participating in patient care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, clinics, pediatric centers, physician offices and more.

We believe that a nursing school graduate should be able to walk into the first job of their nursing career feeling capable, competent, and ready to go to work.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

HANDS-ON EDUCATION IN REAL-WORLD NURSING ENVIRONMENTS

At Galen, nursing education goes far beyond the classroom. Galen College of Nursing maintains relationships with major healthcare institutions in the communities of each campus, so that students at every campus will have access to diverse experiences during their nursing education.  There’s no better way to learn the ins and outs of the job — and it’s a big reason Galen graduates are so well-prepared for practice.