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Galen College of Nursing announces the Dual-Track BSN, a new, innovative pathway to baccalaureate nursing education

October 8, 2014 – Louisville, KY – Galen College of Nursing (www.galencollege.edu), a multi-campus and online educational institution based in Louisville, Ky., has launched a new, innovative pathway to baccalaureate level nursing. The Dual-Track BSN allows students to earn their RN license as they work toward their Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing (BSN). This unique opportunity was created to help students advance their education as the demand for BSN prepared nurses grows, while keeping in mind that many of today’s students need more flexibility and diverse program options to make higher education possible.

“It is our responsibility as a leader in nursing education to prepare students for the future of nursing. Our Dual-Track BSN is unique in our communities. Many students work and have families. We have designed a pathway that not only meets the needs of the healthcare industry, but better fits the demands of our students’ lives,” said Mark Vogt, President, Galen College of Nursing.

Galen’s new offering allows Dual-Track students to obtain their RN license upon completion of their Associate Degree and work as a nurse if they choose, while continuing seamlessly with baccalaureate level coursework. They can then integrate real-life clinical experiences into their BSN coursework, adding to the value of their BSN education. If they choose to stop, they have no financial obligation or commitment, but can return to BSN coursework at a time that best suits their needs.

“We are excited to offer this uniquely designed path to BSN education,” said Dr. Joan Frey, VP of Academic Affairs. “Our commitment to support the healthcare industry and the growing need for nursing leaders in it is exemplified in our innovative and forward-thinking curriculum.”
Galen College of Nursing has been solely focused on quality nursing education since 1989 and is uniquely positioned to offer students the opportunity to go from New to Nursing, to RN, all the way through BSN, inside one nursing education college.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact Galen College of Nursing Director of Marketing Anna Kitson at 502-410-6215, akitson@galencollege.edu.

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 nursing (PN/VN), associate and online baccalaureate degree nursing programs to over 3,000 students on its campuses in Louisville, Ky., San Antonio, Texas, Tampa Bay, Fla., Cincinnati, Ohio, along with an Online Campus. Galen is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. For more information about Galen College of Nursing, visit galencollege.edu.