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Hands-on Education in Real-world Nursing Environments

At Galen, nursing education goes far beyond the classroom. In addition to hands-on experience in our clinical learning labs, science laboratories and simulation center, our students gain valuable practical experience through clinical education.

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

Every Nurse by Galen begins their professional nursing career with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to succeed in real-world nursing environments. From the first day on the job, they understand what it takes to be a successful nurse.

Clinical Experiences

Galen has clinical relationships with hundreds of sites across the country, offering a wide range of services.

As a Galen College of Nursing student, a large portion of your nursing education will be spent not only observing, but also caring for patients in outside facilities such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physician offices, etc.

You will have experiences in hospitals and other facilities in medical-surgical nursing, maternity, pediatric, mental health nursing, and more.

While at local hospitals and other healthcare facilities, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with not only professional nurses and patients, but patient families as well. You will practice under the supervision of a Galen faculty member.

Clinical Sites

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.

Students will learn in a wide variety of hospital settings, including inpatient care, medical-surgical nursing, and more. They will also gain experience from observing and participating in patient care in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, clinics, pediatric centers, physician offices and more.