Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

A Private, Not-for-Profit, Licensed and Nationally Accredited College of Nursing
Where dreams of a Better Tomorrow Come True … Learn, Grow, Become …
Located at:
5154 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Phone: (561)683-1400
Fax: (561)683-6773
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Lois M. Gackenheimer Richards, PhD Ed, MSN, RN
Executive Director / President

This grievance/complaint procedure may be followed for any type of grievance or if you, as an employee of the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, feel that your rights are being violated due to an act of discrimination based upon race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability including intellectual disabilities, religion, age, political or religious affiliation, citizenship, marital status or belief, you are entitled to file a grievance /complaint with your immediate supervisor and are entitled to a full and impartial investigation and timely resolution. If you feel the problem cannot be resolved with your supervisor, you must discuss the matter with the Executive Director of the School immediately. If the complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction, you must indicate this in writing to the Executive Director, who will make every effort to further and completely resolve your problem within sixty (60) calendar days of your filing the grievance.

If you receive an answer and find it an adverse decision, you may request a review of the decision in writing and expect that it be conducted quickly and thoroughly. This must take place within ten (10) days of the receipt of your request for review.

If you still feel that ANHO has not resolved the situation, or your complaint is filed against the Executive Director, you may request a committee of three people not including the Executive Director in order to review the situation. The three-committee members will be the Academic Dean and 2 Board Members. If you still feel ANHO has not resolved the situation, you may file your complaints with the applicable agency below.

  1. The Secretary of the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, 2012 Capitol Circle SE, Suite 303, Hartman Building, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2157. The Secretary’s decision constitutes final agency action but if the Secretary fails to provide you with a decision within 30 days, you may request a determination by the Secretary of the US Department of Labor regarding whether or not reasonable cause exists to believe that your rights have been violated. A grievance must be filed within one year of the alleged violation.
  2. The Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, Phone #(850)245-3200. Its license number is #104.
  3. The Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations is accredited by the Commission of the Council for Occupational Education (COE), 7840 Roswell Rd, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Phone # (770)396-3898.
  4. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has accredited the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program at ANHO and may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone #404-975-5000 or
No person or agency may discharge or in any other manner discriminate or retaliate against any person, or deny to any person a benefit to which that person is entitled because such person has filed any complaint, instituted or caused to be instituted any proceedings under or related to the Act has testified or is about to testify in any such proceedings or investigation or has provided information or assisted in an investigation.

As an Academy for Nursing and Health Occupation employee, I certify that I have read the above statement and understand my rights and responsibilities as enumerated in this statement. I further certify that a copy of this statement has been provided to me.

Employee Signature ____________________________________________

Date ________________________

As a representative of the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, I verify that the above signed employee read the above statement regarding grievance / complaint procedures and indicated an understanding of the procedures.

School Representative ____________________________________________

Title ____________________________________________

Date ____________________________________________

Student Name                         Student Signature/Date                           

Revised July, 2022