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, PhD Ed, MSN, RN
Executive Director / President
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Friday Learning Opportunities
Policy:The Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations provides additional academic assistance to students.


Procedure:

  1. Learning Opportunity sessions will be held on Fridays at the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations.

  2. Students who must participate in these learning opportunities are:
    1. Students who have missed more than 10% of class/clinical hours
    2. Students who have failed a course or Stand Alone Test
    3. Students who are on probation
    4. Any student who desires to attend


  3. Friday sessions are held from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

  4. Resources available on Fridays include:
    1. Learning Lab:  Learning exercises and Study Skills Development including how to use objectives, flash cards, workbooks and other study materials. Instructor role is that of coach: guiding individual students in the completion of the tasks to be accomplished and answering questions that will assist the student in the most beneficial manner of learning how to use the above tools. This is accomplished in a quiet environment with individual assistance given by the instructor to each student as needed.

    2. Open Forum:  The goals of this approach are accomplished through small group study, review and group discussion of student generated questions in any subject area. Instructor role is to facilitate learning by guiding and coaching, discussion, asking and answering questions, explanation of the more difficult concepts, etc.

    3. Skill Lab  Fundamental Nursing Skills as well as more advanced Nursing Skills (from vital signs and mouth care to catheterization and medication administration). Needs are identified by the individual student who arrives in need of better understanding and confidence in performing skills.

    4. Practice:  Remediation material will be available.

    5. Pharmacology and Math:  This program is designed to review and practice advanced math skills as well as to help students with clarification of the facets of pharmaceuticals: Classifications, side effects, nursing implications connecting the uses and effects of drugs with current subject areas such as Medical/Surgical, Obstetric and Pediatric Nursing. Role of Instructor/Employment Counselor is to demonstrate and facilitate practice with math allowing time for students to practice quietly, helping individuals as needed.


  5. Other:
    1. A plan will be posted in advance of each Friday session. The plan will specify what activity is taking place in which classroom, when and which instructor is assigned. The schedule will be posted by Tuesday of each week so students can plan for the upcoming Friday session.
    2. Each instructor will have attendance sheets and all students are required to sign in and out on these individual attendance sheets.
    3. Instructors are to insure students are engaged in the various learning opportunities offered and coach and guide as outlined above
    4. On those Fridays when CNA Testing is occurring, the environment must be quiet and the media center and classrooms 1 and 2 are utilized exclusively for the CNA Testing. No one is to enter these rooms while CNA Testing is occurring.
    5. The individual attendance sheets are to be placed in the Records mailbox in the copy room at the end of the day and evening sessions
    6. At the end of the evening, lights are to be turned off in all classrooms and offices; all computers are shut down, all thermostats are to be turned to 76; all doors locked and the building doors closed and secured.
Feedback:  All plans are publicly posted outside of the Media Center, school website, and server for all to peruse.



Revised February 2020