Galen College of Nursing Employee Reviews

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online instructor; self paced
Adjunct Faculty (Current Employee) –  KentuckyJanuary 10, 2019
great place to work; nice financial supplement; strong leadership and two way communication. Students are strong learners. convenient hours and strong use of technology
Pros
work from home
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Horrible work environment, Poor management, Unethical
Financial Aid Coordinator (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXDecember 13, 2018
This is a great place to work if you are not looking to advance in your career and wish to be undervalued. This office always had its problems but it used to be somewhat tolerable until they hired the new Associate Director of Operations. He seems to spend his day walking up and down the halls leering at an employees who appear remotely happy and grunting his disapproval. He's gotten rid of all the female management or any female with an opinion and treats the office like a call center. Employees are pulled aside and reprimanded for laughing. The holiday activities that use to take place in the office to build morale have all but disappeared. They will ask you to give up your weekends and evenings but will not hesitate to get rid of you.
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Work enviroment
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great school
Clinical Education Experience (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYDecember 7, 2018
loved the small class size . All the teachers had us in their best interest. Was a great experience and will miss the faculty. The simulations were the most useful
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Galen is a great place to work especially if you are interested in Nursing
Online Student Support Liaison (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYNovember 5, 2018
Galen is a great place to work. There is a good working culture and opportunity for advancement. If you need support from your management, they are there to offer support. The medical benefits could be better. The deductibles are high.
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A Diverse Collection of Nursing Educators
Clinical Instructor/Professor (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXOctober 10, 2018
The staff at Galen are very helpful and willing to go the extra mile for both staff and students. With any organization, change is often difficult, and there are quite a few changes that are required in a school this size. Ultimately, the students are the focus of the organization and continue to be the driving force of the college.
Pros
Teamwork, the ability to work with students
Cons
Choice of classes to teach can be limited at times
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Clinical instructor
Clinical Instructor (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHSeptember 7, 2018
I enjoyed my students at the college and strived to make their transition from nursing school to graduate as effective as possible. Strived to be supportive and engaging however staff at this college does not receive the support from people in the management positions. As an Instuctor i was willing to go above and beyond to accommodate the needs of the college to benefit the students however these were attributes not shown to faculty by management. You were micromanaged at every turn and felt under constant stress from the implied repercussions if you did not perform to their standards...Not the college standards but their personal evaluation of standards. People are in positions who should not by ethical standards hold those positions.
Pros
None
Cons
Micromanaged, disrespected
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Very oportunistic
Faculty (Former Employee) –  Saint pete, FloridaAugust 10, 2018
This work place has good instructors but very bad management and very bad directors.
They slave people and expect them to do much much more than what they were hired for.
Most of the time management people were not im the office and would not answer.
I would not advise working there.
Pros
Good instructors
Cons
Very bad management
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hiring dean left and no leadership followed
FACULTY (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJuly 31, 2018
I was hired by the Dean who left five months later. Upon her departure, an interim dean took over and lead by crisis management. No communication; only criticism.
Pros
students
Cons
leadership
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work with a diverse group of students
Nursing instructor (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMay 11, 2018
I learned a great deal about nursing education from several of the instructors. The instructors genuinely cared about the students. It was hard work and long days preparing for classes, but everyone was willing to pitch in and help.
Pros
good learning experience
Cons
long days, workng with difficult students
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Poor Management, Unethical &lack of honest communication
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLApril 4, 2018
Poor Management, Unethical & lack of honest communication. School does not follow the FERPA guidelines and polices to protect the students What I enjoyed the most was the employees and students.
Pros
Out at 2:00 on Fridays
Cons
Poor management, high turnover, lack of honest communicaion
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They work harder not smarter
Financial Aid Planning Coordinator (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMarch 19, 2018
Typical day is expected in a school helping students. Directors from main campus out of state will make changes on the fly without considering student's impact. many students were forced to dropout due to financial issues. Large out of pocket expenses intentionally left out during initial meetings.
Pros
Early release on Fridays.
Cons
Work enviroment
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Ok place to work
Financial Aid Advisor (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHFebruary 18, 2018
Low pay for work load. The give you the job they think is suitable for you and not the job you applied for. Hiring freezes often. Needs more diversity.
Pros
God management. Kind hearted
Cons
Needs diversit, low pay
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great nursing school
Nursing Student (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 16, 2018
Fast paced nursing program that helps prepare you for the nursing work place with confidence. Clinical setting allow students to provide hands on patient care and demonstrate skills with instructor present.
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Stressful place to teach
Faculty (Former Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLFebruary 8, 2018
The faculty and staff are very dedicated at this college and I do believe the graduates are quality nurses. However, the business mentality the college maintains makes it difficult to do a good job. Leadership has a mistrust of faculty: the syllabus, exams, books, etc are all decided for instructors. The workload for a full time faculty member is twice the work of a state institution. I was constantly busy writing curriculum, doing committee work, and aiding accreditation efforts while still teaching a full load. The working environment is toxic which has a lot to do with the executive leadership and their aggressive business goals. There was a constant turnover of leadership and instructors that made my work harder on a regular basis. Working for this college will be very stressful with little reward.
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Salary
Cons
Toxic environment
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Stressful work environment
Full-time faculty (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLFebruary 7, 2018
Stressful, Authoritarian, top-down management style and constant pressure to do more than position description called for. Unhealthy work environment in spite of management's claims that they support faculty. Open-door admissions policy with pressure to turn the poor learners into nurses while maintaining very low failure rates.
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Salary
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Everything else
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Great place to work, great place for students to become great nurses
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLJanuary 7, 2018
Galen College provides a relaxed but sometimes serious environment when it comes to doing the actual work of providing the students the best quality education possible.
For the most part staff have buy in into what the ultimate goal of the College is, and that is to not just train our students to be good nurses but great nurses.
The faculty that is hired to teach our students are nothing less than top notch.
Every work place has its issues but management at every level has the students and faculty best interest at heart.
Pros
Faculty, work life balance
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Bad place to work
Instructor (Former Employee) –  St Petersburg Beach, FLDecember 25, 2017
Galen has a corporate mentality rather than academic. The customer is always right- unfortunately the customers are students who take advantage of this in every way possible. In Galen’s attempt to appease their accreditors they over compensate with far too many meetings, paperwork, and beaurocracy. Faculty are expected to develop curriculum, serve on numerous committees, and contribute to the top heavy beuarocratic process on top of their heavy teaching load. Galen’s workload formula for faculty is laughably skewed in such a way that they stretch every instructor as thin as possible. The culture of Galen is toxic such that executive leaders are mistrusted and many employees backbite and scheme to gain favor. There is a reason they are always hiring and offer competitive salaries— it’s a horrible place to work and will rob you of sanity.
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Salary
Cons
Toxic culture, high workload
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Internship placement
Psychological Intern IV (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYNovember 3, 2017
Primary job functions were psychological testing for accommodations required by the ADA. The students were easy to work with. Supervision was the best.
Pros
Good environment
Cons
Only one position
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4.0
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flexible and supportive
Adjunct Nursing Faculty (LPN to ADN track) (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYOctober 24, 2017
flexible and supportive environment. This job easily augments my full-time job. I enjoy learning and working with the nursing students. Management is fair, helpful.
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Good place
Security/Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHOctober 20, 2017
Being around young people keeps me young. It is laid back and most everyone is good to work with. I've been here for six and a half years and have enjoyed all of it.
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