Gainesville to gain new nursing college

Galen College of Nursing will be opening a campus in Gainesville this spring.

Galen College of Nursing and HCA Florida Healthcare made the announcement in a release last Thursday. Galen’s existing Florida campuses are located in Tampa Bay and Miami, and they will add another campus in Sarasota. 

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Galen College of Nursing to Gainesville and we look forward to our consistent collaboration which stands to be of significant benefit to our patients, colleagues, and the communities we serve now and in the future,” said Eric Lawson, North Florida Regional Medical Center CEO.

The 25,000 square-foot Gainesville Campus will be located at 7001 SW 24th Ave. and will initially plan to offer three program options, including a two-year option for an associate degree in nursing; a licensed practical nurse to associate degree in nursing bridge (LPN/LVN to ADN bridge option); and a BSN program with a pre-licensure option. In addition, the Gainesville campus plans to offer a Practical Nursing (PN) option. Galen also offers online RN to BSN and MSN programs for nurses aspiring to advance their education in support of career growth and development.

“At Galen, our mission is to expand access to quality nursing education and prepare diverse learners to demonstrate excellence and compassion in nursing,” said Mark Vogt, Galen’s CEO. 

With four quarterly term starts per year, admission for the upcoming term beginning March 31, 2022, for the ADN and Bridge options, is now in progress. The first term for new students will consist of online education instead of in-person classes. Admissions appointments can be scheduled by calling (877) 223-7040 or visiting galencollege.edu.

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