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Spalding, Galen Form Articulation Partnership

LOUISVILLE, KY. – September 9, 2010 – Spalding University and Galen College of Nursing today announced an articulation agreement that will enable Galen associate degree graduates to transition into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offered by Spalding.

This agreement will serve the Louisville community by providing additional education opportunities to associate degree graduates. Spalding and Galen will work in tandem to offer students a chance to pursue a BSN, thereby improving their chances to advance their career opportunities in nursing. These students will experience a relatively seamless transition into their BSN studies.

“Galen, which offers LPN and RN programs, is committed to promoting the importance of life-long learning,” Joan L. Frey, EdD, MSN, RN, Galen’s Dean, said. “Articulation agreements such as this one help our graduates to not only better their own lives, but provide them a way to be even better prepared to help the lives of the people for whom they provide care.”

“Spalding University has a rich tradition of excellence in nursing education, providing nurses the opportunity to earn professional baccalaureate and graduate degrees,” said Joanne Berryman, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE, Dean of Spalding’s College of Health & Natural Sciences. “Our faculty looks forward to working with the associate degree nurses through our traditional tracks and through our new RN to BSN Program.”

Galen’s most recent class graduated July 30 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and those graduates are now eligible to move forward in Spalding’s BSN program, as are RN graduates from previous Galen classes.

About Spalding

Spalding University, one of the most historic institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, offers twenty-seven degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level, providing quality, real-world learning in liberal and professional studies to over 2000 students.

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.