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One of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, HCA Healthcare, announced that it will become the majority stakeholder in the parent company of Galen College of Nursing pending regulatory approval. Galen is a private nursing school based in Louisville, KY, offering online degree programs and programs across its five campuses.

The new partnership between HCA Healthcare and Galen College of Nursing will provide better access to nursing education and career development to improve patient care. The collaboration will also offer additional career development opportunities to HCA’s 94,000 registered nurses and allow the Galen College of Nursing to establish programs at the health system’s affiliated hospitals nationwide. The partnership will not involve any changes to the college’s leadership.   

As one of the largest nurse employers in the nation, HCA owns two nursing schools and five advanced nursing simulation training centers in addition to its recent partnership with Galen. The health system will invest up to an additional $300 million in benefits for its employees, including new career development opportunities for nurses.

HCA CEO Sam Hazen tells, “Nurses are the lifeblood of our organization, and we’ve been intentional about investing in nursing so they can be successful and provide the best possible patient care. Galen has an excellent reputation in nursing education, and we look forward to working with them to advance their mission and expand their programs to more of our markets.”

To learn more about leading healthcare provider HCA Healthcare’s announcement that it will become a majority stakeholder in Galen College of Nursing, visit here.

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