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

Plan for Media Services

  1. Media Services and Equipment which 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 Services will also include staff, space, and inventory of items such as videos, books, scholarly articles, online journals, computer programs, periodicals, simulation resources, and electronic health recording system etc.
  3. Director of Operations is responsible for media services and is available to staff, faculty and students Monday through Thursday 7:00am-5:00pm and on call 24 hours 7 days a week.
  4. 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 media services for their program.
  5. Technical Infrastructure: will be maintained daily in good working order to enhance educational programs and to facilitate learning.
  6. Contracted services: on computers and server for daily maintenance, weekly updates, and all backups.

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

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

There will be at least the Executive Director and the Director of Operations involved in maintaining, and updating media center and the technical infrastructure required providing 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 of 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 Academic 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. The Media Center is open Monday thru Thursday 7:30 am -11:00 pm and Fridays 9am – 5:00 pm. Orientation for faculty is the responsibility of the Academic Dean. Faculty incorporate orientation to media services at the start of each new program for students. Director of Operations 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.

Facilities include the Media Center, Simulation lab, and 4 Computer Labs.

Technical Infrastructure includes computers, printers, copiers, 2 scantron machines, server and backup devices.

Each classroom is equipped with cameras, computer/projector, document camera, and projector screen. All video 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.


The effectiveness of media services and utilization is reviewed and accomplished through Academic Dean, faculty, and student evaluations. Evaluations are reviewed and summarized by the 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 Committee 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 Evaluative Report.


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. Policies and procedures are also reviewed annually and serve as a method of evaluation, input and feedback. All plans are publicly posted outside of the Media Center, school website, and server for all to peruse.

Revised June 2022