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

Description of Facilities
The college consists of 17,815 square feet, including seven (7) classrooms, meeting rooms and offices in West Palm Beach, Florida on Okeechobee Boulevard, a main east-west thoroughfare through the center of Palm Beach County. Public transportation stops in front of the college and ample parking facilities are available adjacent to the college. As the need arises, overflow parking is available at a nearby church with complementary shuttle service to and from the college.

The college has a career services area, skills demonstration areas, a media/information resources services area available for students and faculty, human patient simulator lab, a computer lab area, and three counseling rooms for students' convenience. Visual Aides, video equipment, demonstration mannequins and patient equipment are all available for students/faculty use. All learning resources are available to students Monday-Thursday 7:30 am – 11:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm unless otherwise posted. Internet access is available throughout the college. Universal precautions and infection control equipment will be provided for students' protection. None of the equipment used by students is classified as dangerous machinery in need of safety precautions.

Several Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Community Agencies are available for students' clinical work experience and are located throughout Palm Beach County. The use of these facilities has offered valuable clinical practice and work experience opportunities, which has proven to be a very effective method of preparing students for the work force. Examples of these clinical training sites are:

  1. Wellington Regional Medical
  2. Miedicana Nrsg and Rehab Ctr
  3. JFK Medical Center
  4. Palm Gardens of West Palm Beach
  5. Royal Palm Health and Rehabilitation Center
  6. MorseLife
  7. Trustbridge
  8. Martin Memorial Health Systems
  9. Palms West Hospital
All current clinical sites are within two to forty-nine miles of the campus. Travel and meals will be the students’ responsibility. Students are encouraged to bring food in a thermal container. In the event that a student must travel more than 50 miles to a clinical site, the student should be aware that travel and meals will still be the students’ responsibility.

Clinical assignments are between 6 to 12 hour shifts, therefore, even when travel time is added, there will be no overnight stays necessary or required.