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

Because the student has a dream,
                  We have a job to do.
Because the student will care for patients,
                  We must protect the public.
Because the student has a choice,
                  We must be all that we can be.
Because the student has responsibilities,
                  We must be considerate.
Because the student is unique,
                  We must be flexible.
Because the student has high expectations,
                  We must excel.
Because the student is the future of Health Care,
                  We must seek continuous improvement.
Core Values:
◊ Integrity
◊ Respect
◊ Commitment
◊ Accountability
◊ Caring
◊ Teamwork

The Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations believes that any person willing to apply himself or herself can benefit from the education offered. Previous educational successes are not nearly as important as possessing a sincere desire to work and a commitment to help people who are sick, convalescing or dying. Love and compassion for one's fellow man, willingness to work hard, and an even temperament are essential and valued qualities in the Health Care profession and at the college. The belief that students can flourish and achieve anything they aspire to, given a caring, positive educational setting is the prevalent philosophy at the college and is the message behind ANHO's motto "Be all that you can be - Learn, Grow, Become."

The college has maintained the philosophy that in order to adequately prepare students and approve them as competent to deliver care, it is essential to observe their behavior, integrity, responsibility, dependability, and judgment over a prolonged period of time and during many hours of clinical practice in a variety of settings. Students begin and exit the program in groups, participate in community service projects, participate in student organizational activities, and participate in student government. An active volunteer program is also maintained. These activities are encouraged because the college maintains the philosophy that it is important for health care workers to have teamwork, organizational and leadership skills, as well as a commitment to serve the community.