Galen College of Nursing announced the expansion of its main Tampa Bay campus at Northside Hospital, an HCA Healthcare facility located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The first class of students attending the Galen campus at Northside Hospital will start July 8.

“The integration of a campus at a hospital provides our students with more exposure to clinical practice, enhancing their learning and expertise,” said Mark Vogt, Galen’s Chief Executive Officer. “The new Northside Hospital location will allow students an up-close look at real-world nursing, which is invaluable to their education.”

Nursing students at the new campus will have unique opportunities to engage more closely with healthcare providers on campus, participate in educational and training events offered to nursing colleagues, and see first-hand practices and measures in place that enhance the quality of care at Northside Hospital.