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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This information is required under Public Law 102-26. The following data will provide you with campus security policies and statistics concerning the occurrence of criminal offenses on campus and non-campus building/public property related to the college.

Should you witness a crime in progress or are a victim of a crime, Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations requests that you follow this procedure:

  1. During college hours, notify the Academic Dean or the college’s Executive Director and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department immediately, Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations - 561-683-1400, and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department – 911 or for non-emergency calls – 688-3000.

  2. If a crime occurs during non-college hours and no faculty or staff member is available, notify the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Department immediately and the college’s President ( as soon as possible.

  3. Remember: Preserving evidence for proof of a criminal offense is very important. The Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations does not recognize any off campus student organizations. The purpose and authority of faculty and staff is limited to securing the premises and protecting students. The enforcement authority of faculty and staff is limited to the enforcement of campus rules and regulations. Incidents that go beyond the scope of faculty and staff are referred to and investigated by the local law enforcement agency (if applicable). All crimes that are reported will be posted in the Media Center within a day of the reporting.

To ensure accurate, prompt, and fair reporting of all crimes, authorized impartial administrative personnel will take a private written statement from involved parties and witnesses at all reported emergency or criminal incidents. The written statements are included as part of a written report, and such statements may be used by local/state law enforcement authorities for the purpose of criminal apprehension and/or crime prevention. Criminal incidents will also be reviewed by the college’s administrative staff for the purpose of disciplinary action. The college’s administrative personnel will receive annual training on offenses, investigations and hearing processes that protect the safety of victims and promote accountability. The accuser and accused have the same opportunity to have others present during proceedings including an advisor of their choice. The college will inform the accuser and accused simultaneously in writing as to the outcome of the college’s disciplinary proceeding, appeal and notification of the outcome of the appeal before the results become final and when the results will become final. The confidentiality of victims will be kept secure without any identifying information about the victim to the extent possible by law.

A student or employee who reports being a victim of the offense whether it occurred on or off campus, shall be provided with a written explanation of rights and options.

There will be no retaliation of any kind, by any officer, employee, or agent of the college including intimidation, threatening, coercing, or other discrimination for exercising any right or responsibility under any provision of Public Law 113-4.

All students are informed about campus security procedures and practices on the first day during orientation.Everyone should remember that personal safety begins with you. The following should be considered:

  1. When walking on campus, be aware of who and what is around you. Try not to walk alone and avoid streets and secluded pathways or alleyways.
  2. Do not carry large amounts of cash.
  3. Keep your motor vehicle in good running condition. Always lock your car and remove all packages and any valuables. Try to park in a well-lighted area.
  4. Do not leave books or personal property unattended in the classroom, lobby, library, media center, or restroom.
Sexual assault prevention programs are available at

Sexual Assault Program:
Belle Glade561- 996-1647
Southern Palm Beach County561-274-1500
Northern Palm Beach County561-624-6648
Central Palm Beach County561-355-2418

Counseling for sex offense victims is available at:
Rape/Victim Hotline561-833-7273
Sexual Assault Program561-355-2418

Domestic Violence Services are available through Palm Beach County Government: (561)355-2418 or the Crisis Line at 866-891-2418

If applicable and reasonably available, Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations will change the academic situation and transportation of a student after an alleged sex offense, stalking, dating violence, or domestic violence.

The college is in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). All students and employees should refer to the “Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program” for information concerning policies and individual responsibilities required under this Act.

The following definitions are essential in properly reporting crime statistics:
  1. “Campus” - any building or property owned or controlled by the college that is within a “reasonably contiguous geographic area” of the college and is used by the college in direct support (or in a manner related to) the college’s educational purposes (e.g., residence halls). Additionally, property, within a "A reasonably contiguous geographic area" of the college,that is owned by the college but controlled by others must be included in crime statistics if it is used by students and supports institutional purposes (e.g., food or other retail vendor.)
  2. “Non-campus building or property” - any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization recognized by the college. Additionally, a building or property owned or controlled by an college that is used by students in direct support of our in relation to the college’s educational purpose and is not within a reasonably contiguous geographic area of the college.
  3. “Public property” - all public property that is within the Areasonably contiguous geographic area of the college such as the sidewalk, street or a parking facility and that is adjacent to a facility owned or controlled by the college if the facility is used in direct support of or in a manner related to the college’s educational purposes.