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Galen Unveils Innovative Online Registered Nursing Courses

LOUISVILLE, Ky., November 15, 2011 - - Galen College of Nursing today unveiled an innovative online option for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who want to reach the next level in nursing – a Registered Nurse (RN).

With thousands of nurses in the workforce who are juggling careers and home life, Galen recognizes the need for flexible learning options. One of these programs is the newly launched online LPN-to-RN evening bridge option.

The program will prepare LPNs to become RNs in about 18 months. Students have the option of completing a majority of their coursework online during hours that are convenient for them. Hands-on laboratory and clinical education are provided during evenings and on weekends.
Galen College of Nursing online nursing education screen sample, RN Bridge.

Galen’s online nursing courses use multimedia tools such as flash-driven interactive presentations, instructional videos, web pages and downloadable content to deliver course lesson material. Students can download an audio file to listen to recorded course lectures or access the same lecture as a PDF file that they can print out or read on a digital device. Students also can view the lecture as an interactive online lesson.

“We recognize that individuals learn in a variety of ways,” said Tracy A. Ortelli, PhD(c), RN, CNE, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Galen. “Therefore, we created an online learning environment that gives students choices. Our students aren’t required to sit in a classroom at a specific time and listen to a lecture – they can choose from a variety of learning methods that best suit their learning and lifestyle needs.”


About Galen College of Nursing

Founded over 20 years ago, Galen College of Nursing is one of the largest private nursing schools in the United States. With a focus solely on nursing education, the College offers practical/vocational nurse (PN/VN) and associate degree nursing programs to students on its campuses in Louisville, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Fla., and Cincinnati, Ohio. Galen is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit our website.