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Galen College of Nursing Hires Online Dean, Director of Clinical Simulation Operations

LOUISVILLE, KY. – April 2, 2009 – Galen College of Nursing today announced the hiring of a Dean of Online Education and a Director of Clinical Simulation Operations.

Anita W. Finkelman, MSN, RN, of Cincinnati, Ohio, was named Dean of Online Education. Finkelman has a long history in nursing education and has worked as a consultant in course development and online education. She also served as Senior Vice President of Nursing Operations for Orbis Education, Inc., which specializes in delivering education online and through satellite campuses. Finkelman will direct and develop Galen’s evolving online education offering.

John Gillespie was named Director of Clinical Simulation Operations. Gillespie has more than seven years of clinical simulation experience at the Medical College of Georgia, Medical Educations Training, Inc., and the University of Louisville. He will work with all campuses to develop a system-wide plan for the student simulation experience. Gillespie will also train and assist faculty in the operation of computerized simulation mannequins, including mastery of its operating software, characteristics, programming, and operation of scenarios.

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.