Galen is a great place to work especially if you are interested in Nursing
Online Student Support Liaison (Current Employee) – Louisville, KY – November 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.
Clinical Instructor/Professor (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 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.
Teamwork, the ability to work with students
Choice of classes to teach can be limited at times
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.
Faculty (Former Employee) – Saint pete, Florida – August 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.
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.
Financial Aid Planning Coordinator (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 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.
Nursing Student (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 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.
Faculty (Former Employee) – St Petersburg Beach, FL – February 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.
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.
Great place to work, great place for students to become great nurses
Recruiter (Current Employee) – St Petersburg Beach, FL – January 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.
Instructor (Former Employee) – St Petersburg Beach, FL – December 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.
Full-time Faculty, Online RN-BSN Program (Current Employee) – online – September 12, 2017
I love the online college. It is a fabulous place to work. This school is student centered and faculty focused. The curriculum is guided and created by faculty, and founded on the principles of evidenced based practice. It is exceptional.