HCA to open nursing school in Virginia

Galen College of Nursing, which is part of the HCA Healthcare network, plans to open a new nursing school in Richmond, Va., the organizations said Nov. 16.

Pending final approval from the state of Virginia, the Richmond campus would be the fourth new campus opening since Louisville, Ky.-based Galen College of Nursing joined Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA in 2020. The other new locations are in Nashville, Miami and Austin, Texas.

The new 35,000-square-foot campus in Virginia would solely focus on nursing education and is slated to house patient simulation labs and classrooms designed for practice-based learning.

The final list of degree programs at the campus have not yet been determined.

"We are thrilled to bring our 30 years of experience exclusively educating nurses to the community and look forward to providing new opportunities to those called to nursing in the Richmond area," said Mark Vogt, Galen's CEO.

"We are excited to work with Galen to recruit future nursing graduates who will expand and enhance our community's workforce," Jan Gannon, HCA Healthcare Capital division chief nurse executive said. 

The organizations said they expect to get final state approval in January.

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