LOUISVILLE, Ky. – December 5, 2008 – The Council on Occupational Education (COE) recognized Galen College of Nursing for completing 25 years of accredited status at the Council’s Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, on November 7, 2008. Galen College of Nursing, which became initially accredited with COE in 1983, has undergone self-studies and subsequent site visits about every six years in order to maintain this recognition.
The award of accreditation is based on an evaluation to demonstrate that the institution meets not only the standards of quality of the Council, but also the needs of students, the community, and employers. Galen focuses solely on pre-licensure nursing education and has campuses in Louisville, Cincinnati, San Antonio and Tampa Bay. The Commission’s evaluation process includes an extensive self-study by the institution and an intensive review by a visiting team of professional educators representing the Commission’s member institutions from other states.
The Council on Occupational Education, based in Atlanta, Georgia, offers quality assurance services to postsecondary career and technical education providers across the nation. Organized as a non-profit corporation, the mission of the Council is to assure quality and integrity in career and technical education. Institutional membership in the Council is voluntary, but can be achieved only by becoming accredited; there are more than 400 institutional members at the present time.
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.