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Values & Mission

Galen instructor teaching a clinical learning labDiscover Why Galen is Different

Galen strives to be an exceptional College of Nursing committed to inspiring and fostering excellence, compassion, accountability and inclusivity.

Our Mission

Galen College of Nursing prepares diverse learners to become competent and caring nurses to meet the healthcare needs of the communities they serve.

Our Goals

Institutional Quality

Galen College continuously enhances institutional quality by engaging in systematic, focused, and ongoing assessment to improve our academic nursing degree programs and administrative services. Quality improvement efforts will be timely, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of our learners and the communities we serve.

Academic Excellence

Galen College achieves academic excellence by providing intensive educational nursing degree programs designed to facilitate learning. Dedicated, qualified educators facilitate the development of knowledge, critical thinking, clinical competence, and caring behaviors required to provide quality nursing care in an evolving healthcare environment.

Resource Allocation

Galen College provides resources in a responsible manner by developing multiple educational delivery methods, utilizing advanced technologies, and presenting a contemporary physical environment conducive to learning. The dedication of our financial resources is designed to ensure the sustainability of the College and support the value of the learners' educational experiences.

Collaborative Relationships

Galen College meets community and learner needs by fostering collaborative relationships with healthcare and education providers. Collaborative relationships serve to secure investment in the educational process and address the current and evolving needs of healthcare providers.


Galen College encourages learners, faculty, and staff to continuously evolve as responsible citizens who demonstrate a spirit of generosity by providing and supporting service-oriented opportunities. The altruistic nature of service fosters an awareness of the feelings and motives of others and contributes to an individual's sense of intrinsic worth.

Lifelong Learning

Galen College fosters a culture that promotes the desire for lifelong learning and growth by providing a variety of educational experiences in a caring environment. Participating in varied learning experiences enhances the individual's understanding that personal and professional growth and knowledge is a continuous, lifelong endeavor.