Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
A Private, Not-for-Profit, Licensed and Nationally Accredited College of Nursing
    

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5154 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Phone: (561)683-1400
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Lois M. Gackenheimer, PhD Ed, MSN, RN
Executive Director / President
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Plan for Media Services
Scope:

  1. Media Services and Equipmentwhich will be maintained in good working order to enhance educational programs and to facilitate learning, as the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations recognizes there are multiple student learning levels and needs.
  2. Media Serviceswill also include staff, space, and inventory of items such as: CDs/DVDs, videos, books, scholarly articles, online journals, computer programs, audio tapes, periodicals, simulation resources, and electronic health recording system etc.
  3. Learning Resources: Each program offered at ANHO has a learning resource system embedded in and made part of the curriculum. Each student is provided with text/online access to appropriate learning resources for their program.
  4. Technical Infrastructure: will be maintained daily in good working order to enhance educational programs and to facilitate learning.
Purpose:

The purpose of this plan is to ensure the presence of appropriate learning resources essential for the achievement of the objectives for each program offered and that the learning resources are readily available and used by students and faculty. The Director will be responsible for this plan.

Objective: To ensure that media learning resources and equipment support students and faculty.

Procedure:
There will be at least the Director and one faculty member involved in maintaining and updating Learning Resources and the technical infrastructure required to provide adequate support for faculty and students.

Inventory Lists will be maintained and available to faculty and students. A variety of current and relevant educational materials include: Inventory includes CD/DVDs, videos, books, scholarly articles, online journals, computer programs, periodicals, simulation resources, and electronic health recording system etc.

Recommendations from all staff and faculty regarding new materials to be obtained will be solicited annually. These recommendations will then be evaluated by the Dean and the Executive Director as to necessity, feasibility, long range use, and maintenance requirements. A final list will then be developed for material procurement via rental, loan, purchase, or donation. A capital equipment inventory list will be updated by the Controller at least annually. The Director upgrades all other inventory lists at least annually.

Information on media services and learning resources are made available to both faculty and students through the school catalogue and handbooks as well as in the Media Center Monday thru Thursday 7:30 am -11:30 pm and Fridays 9am – 5:00 pm. Orientation for faculty is the responsibility of the Dean. Faculty incorporate orientation to learning resources at the start of each new program for students. Dean of Student Services is responsible to orient staff to media services.

In the event that any materials or equipment are in disrepair, a timely report should be made to responsible support staff; they will immediately arrange for repair or replacement.

Each classroom is equipped with a CD/DVD player, a computer/projector, document projectors, and projector screen. All CD/DVD resources are available on the school’s server under the Education file. The annual budget for the school accommodates support for media services including equipment and materials.

Evaluation:

The effectiveness of media services and utilization is reviewed and accomplished through Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean, faculty, and student evaluations. Evaluations are reviewed and summarized by the Dean and Executive Director. Needed improvements are reviewed by the management team and used to modify and improve media services annually. Input is received from the advisory council and progress of plan is evaluated and approved by the Board of Directors annually. The Executive Director evaluates all data on an annual basis and presents findings to all instructional personnel and administrative staff at an annual staff meeting through the Executive Director’s Annual Summary.

Feedback:

ANHO appreciates and utilizes input from both students and employees. The Management team reviews summaries of evaluations and reviews/revises plans, policies, and procedures as warranted. Current plans are posted outside the Media Center/Library for student and faculty access as well as on the ANHO’s web site. Policies and procedures are also reviewed annually and serve as a method of evaluation, input and feedback.