Galen School of Nursing

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With the country facing acute nurses and to offer excellence in nursing education, Galen College of Nursing was established by Humana Health Institutes, Inc., nearly two decades ago. Till 1994, Galen was operating under the name of the Galen Health Institute but, then it became an independent educational organization, once the Humana hospital system was dissolved and subsequently Galen School of Nursing came into existence in 2005 and,  an Associate Degree nursing (ADN) program at the Florida and Kentucky campuses was also started same year.

Galen College of Nursing is also credited with the nation’s largest educators of RNs and LPNs. There are above 2,000 students enrolled in Galen’s campuses. Galen School of Nursing is part of the Galen College of Nursing system.

Galen School of Nursing in Tampa Bay, Florida, has sole aim to provide excellence in nursing education. The mission of the school is to prepare diverse learners and nurses, who can excel in nursing practice to offer competent and compassionate healthcare needs of the communities they serve.

The Goals of the school is based on 5 principals including

  • Institutional Quality Academic Excellence
  • Resource Allocation
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • Service
  • Lifelong Learning

Galen School of Nursing in Tampa Bay, Florida offers accelerated Practical Nursing programs and a Registered Nurse bridge program. The students have the option of availing Galen’s nursing programs in comfortable formats with evening classes.

The programs offered by the school include

  • Associate of Science in Nursing Degree
    (Practical Nurse Program + LPN to RN Bridge Program)
  • LPN to RN Bridge Program
    • Full-time days, 15 months
  • Practical Nursing Program (LPN)
    • Full-time days, 12 months, or
    • Part-time evenings, 18 months

The students in the Galen College of Nursing can avail various types of financial aids including Title IV funding programs to pay for their nursing school education. Title IV funding programs provided by the United States Department of Education.

The Council on Occupational Education, which is nationally recognized accreditation authority, has accredited Galen College of Nursing.

The admission to Galen School of Nursing for different programs is very selective and prerequisite for the enrollment includes:

  • be able to communicate effectively in English
  • be a high school graduate or hold a GED


Galen School of Nursing
11101 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 201
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Ph:  727.577.1497