Galen College Of Nursing Louisville

Galen College Of Nursing Louisville

Galen College of Nursing (formerly Galen Health Institutes) was established in 1990 by the Humana Health Institutes, Inc. Originally named Health Institute and Galen Health Institute, it became an independent organization in 1994. In 2005, the institute was renamed Galen College of Nursing. The main campus is situated in Louisville, Kentucky. Galen College of Nursing also operates branches in San Antonio, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Tampa Bay, Florida. Students are offered a variety of degree programs in the field of nursing.

Galen College of Nursing organizes different student activities like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk, and Relay for Life. Students also publish a newsletter called "The Pulse". Support services like academic advisement, personal counseling, and placement assistance are provided as well. Financial aid is offered through Federal Pell Grants, FSEOG Grants, Stafford Loans, Plus Loans, Veteran's Educational Benefits, Academic Competitiveness Grants, and SLM Career Training Loans.

Disclaimer: Information on this page was not provided or commissioned by the featured school. Information has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the featured school.

Contacting Galen

Galen College of Nursing-Louisville
1031 Zorn Avenue , Suite 400
Louisville , KY 40207
General Phone: (502) 410-6200

Galen Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine440registered nursing, licensed practical nurse

Number of programs and degrees for Galen in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years1781
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years2621

Galen Student Body

In 2007-2008, Galen had a total enrollment of 597 students (1,107 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 10%
Women 90%
Full-Time 66%
Part-Time 34%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 18%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 2%
20-21 8%
22-24 19%
25-29 25%
30-34 20%
35-39 13%
40-49 11%
50-64 2%

Galen Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %

Galen Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Louisville, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Galen Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Galen Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
Galen participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3083700)

Galen Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$47,66741$53,644
All faculty totalcalendar year3$47,66741$53,644

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Galen Degree Programs (2007)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Galen Highlights

(Details are provided further down on this page.)

What Sets Galen Apart:

% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. all colleges)
Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 3%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Galen Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Galen Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Galen Female % of student body
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Galen % of freshmen enrolled part-time

checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

Selected Employment Categories of Interest

Click occupation names for extensive details, including salary and other job data.

(Based on an automated mapping of degrees popular at Galen with government-defined occupation categories)

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top
SPEAK TO AN ADVISOR 1.844.285.6104