Helping to fight nursing shortage, Galen College of nursing graduates third class of students

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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - One of the colleges in Eastern Kentucky working to fight the nursing shortage in our region is the Galen College of Nursing.

Friday night at the Hal Rogers Forum in Hazard, about 20 students graduated from the Hazard campus.

The school opened about two years ago. The class graduating Friday night is only the third group of students to do so.

School officials say the school has grown tremendously in the short time it has been helping students reach their dreams.

"We've now gone to ten full-time faculty, 12 part-time faculty, five support service folks, and we now have 350 students", said Kelly Ramy, who is the Associate Program Director from the Hazard campus. "And again, we're continuing to hopefully meet the needs of ARH and the surrounding counties."

The program is graduating students every 12 weeks.

Ramey says ten of the students graduating Friday have already passed their boards.

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