September 27, 2022
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 194,500 average annual openings for registered nurses over the next 10 years, with employment projected to grow 9 percent. Solely focused on nursing education, Galen is committed to helping address this critical nursing workforce shortage by expanding access to quality nursing education and preparing a diverse population of students to become well-prepared nurses.
The new 40,000-square-foot campus, located at 1301 W. President George Bush Hwy. in Richardson, will feature resources designed to elevate the student experience and prepare practice-ready nurses to enter the field.
The leading-edge facility will feature advanced patient simulation labs and classroom environments to encourage hands-on, practice-based learning. Galen’s collaborative and creative student support model has helped thousands of graduates enter the profession with consistently high National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) pass rates.
“The addition of Galen College of Nursing will complement and increase the availability of high-quality nursing education available in North Texas,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “In this growing region of Texas, providing additional academic and training resources will benefit future patients while also providing fulfilling healthcare careers and healthier tomorrows for our community.”
“We are honored 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 North Texas,” says Mark Vogt, Galen’s Chief Executive Officer. “At Galen, we are uniquely positioned to help expand the pipeline of qualified, compassionate, and well-prepared nurses and are excited to join forces with Medical City Healthcare to improve the delivery of quality care for decades to come.”
The North Texas campus will initially offer a 3-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) starting Jan. 3, 2022. A Licensed Vocational Nurse to Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge (LVN to ADN Bridge) option and Vocational Nursing (VN) option will be available in the following 2023 terms. All three programs are enrolling now.
In addition, Galen offers online RN to BSN and MSN programs for nurses aspiring to advance their education in support of career growth and development. With four quarterly enrollments per year, admission for the first term is now in progress. Admissions appointments can be scheduled by calling (877) 223-7040 or going online to galencollege.edu.