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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October 29, 2019

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September, 2019 


A vehicle for Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations to know how to meet student needs is the student evaluation forms in which students have an opportunity to evaluate the course, their Instructors, classroom, classes and clinical training components of the program. Please let us hear from you. We firmly believe that if we aren't constantly striving to improve, we are failing you. A suggestion box will also be made available in the classroom. BUT- If you have a grievance, or feel that you have been treated unfairly, please discuss the matter directly with the person involved. If the problem is not resolved, then you must discuss it with the responsible Instructor. If the matter involves the Instructor, and you feel uncomfortable discussing it with that Instructor, then you must discuss it with the Assistant Dean or the Academic Dean. If you still feel unsatisfied, you must see the Executive Director for help. If you have a grievance related to Financial Aid, please discuss the matter with the Financial Aid Compliance Asst. and in all instances where it has been unresolved, report to Dean of Student Services. The Dean of Student Services will consult with FAME and the Department of Education until the problem is resolved. Upon acceptance to Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, you were assigned an Instructor/Employment Counselor. If you feel more comfortable going to this person, please do so. The Instructor/Employment Counselor then has the responsibility to resolve the issue in question with all parties it pertains to. The entire staff/faculty of Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, have an "open door policy" in order to welcome your input. We cannot improve if we don't know what's not right.

Any employee of Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, that has had a student file a grievance with them has the responsibility to help the student document it, thoroughly listen and try to resolve the matter, and whether resolved or not, should discuss it with their supervisor. Any unresolved matter will be dealt with by the Executive Director ( Through the entire process, all faculty have the responsibility to quickly and confidentially meet the needs/concerns of the students. Under no circumstances will there be any repercussions toward a student.

If you ever feel that your rights are being violated due to an act of discrimination based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability including intellectual disabilities, religion, age, political or religious affiliation, citizenship, marital status, or belief, you must see the Director immediately. Please know that discrimination is not tolerated at Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations, under any circumstances and that your input will be thoroughly investigated and taken very seriously.

If you feel that ANHO has not resolved your grievance, or your complaint is filed against the Executive Director, you may request a committee of three people not including the Executive Director in order to review the situation. The three-committee members will be the Academic Dean and 2 Board Members. If you still feel ANHO has not resolved the situation, you may file your complaints with the applicable agency below.

  1. ANHO is Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350 Phone # (800)917-2081.

  2. ANHO is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 Phone # (850) 245-3200.

  3. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has accredited the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program at ANHO and may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Rd, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone #404-975-5000 or

Distance education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL-SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA complaint process page,

No person or agency may discharge or in any other manner discriminate or retaliate against any person, or deny to any person a benefit to which that person is entitled because such person has filed any complaint, instituted or caused to be instituted any proceedings under or related to the Act has testified or is about to testify in any such proceedings or investigation or has provided information or assisted in an investigation.

November 19, 2018 


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November 1, 2018 
Policy: The following procedures are established to maximize the security and integrity of testing materials and examinations.
  1. All Exams are used once. Each exam given to a class or to an individual student is a new exam.
  2. Students are to be seated as far from each other as the room in which the testing is taking place will allow (for large classes, testing may take place in more than one classroom as space and personnel allow). Any system for the randomization of student seating may be used by the instructor. All books, valises, backpacks, purses, silenced cell phones, etc., are to be placed in the front/side of the room. There should be no items on the desk or in pockets, except a writing tool. All Bluetooth devices should be removed during a test.
  3. Calculators for use during exams will be supplied by the school for exam purposes only. On line students may use personal or computer calculators.
  4. Examinations are time limited based number and type of questions on the exam with a definite and announced start time and end time. The time allotted is 1 minute per Multiple Choice question and 2 minutes per Select All That Apply. This is communicated both verbally and written on the white board. If a student arrives after the examination has started, he/she is to report to the instructor and be seated at a seat designated by the instructor. The exam will end at the designated time established at the beginning of the exam. If a student arrives late he/she has a choice to take the exam within the time remaining or wait and take the retake (one attempt will be forfeited if the student does not take the exam). Once the student is in possession of the exam, he/she has made a commitment to take the exam and receive the grade achieved on that exam.
  5. Exams will be 30 questions, quizzes 5-10 questions of dosage calculation, which can be 4 minutes per question to complete, Finals 55 questions, standardized tests will be according to the publisher’s recommendation, and SAT exams will be 60-100 questions.
  6. If a student must leave the room for any reason, he/she is to raise his/her hand and be recognized by the proctor who will come to the student and remove all testing materials. Students cannot take personal items without instructor approval and an escort may be provided. When the student returns to the classroom the instructor will return the testing materials to the student. Only one student at a time may be out of the room during the testing period. On line students are to use only their own original work and must complete exams within the posted time frame.
  7. When a student has completed the exam, he/she may alert the proctor by raising his/her hand. The proctor will retrieve the exam, the Scantron sheet and the calculator (if applicable). The student must leave the test area quietly. At the end of the established time, all Scantron® sheets are collected by the proctor. Students must surrender the exam materials to the proctor when being collected.
  8. During the exam period, should a student demonstrate suspicious activity, the instructor will initially warn the student to stop the activity. If the suspicious activity continues or if actual cheating takes place, the instructor will make immediate referral to the Academic Dean for investigation, counseling, documentation, appropriate action and termination as warranted. Students are expected to protect their answer sheet by covering their Scantron with their exam question sheet.
  9. Questions are not allowed during an exam. The student is to evaluate the question and answer choices as best he/she can and select the most appropriate answer. If the instructor notices an inconsistency or ambiguity in a test question, he/she may interrupt the testing process to clarify the issue for all.
  10. As a part of test security, Test Bank resources are secure and confidential. Test Bank contents are not printed for any reason nor are they utilized in any way for class discussion, review or preparation.
  11. Review of exam content, questions, answers, or subject areas after an exam is strictly prohibited.

November 1, 2018 
Policy: A defined procedure will provide a consistent process for Testing, Grading, Posting and reviewing exams.
  1. Testing, Grading and Posting Exams
    1. The Scantron® Sheet is completed by the student:
      1. ID Number: Last four digits of Social Security Number
      2. Last Name, First Name
      3. Test Form: Test Version (A, B, C, etc.)
      4. Subj Score: Test Booklet Number
      5. Name: Name of Student
      6. Subject: Name and ID number of Test
      7. Date: Date of Test
      8. Hour/Day: Class Name
    2. All Corresponding circles are filled in where required (ID Number, Form, Last Name, First Name and Test Booklet Number).
    3. The exam is corrected by the instructor insuring that the information typed into the Scoring Program matches the exam being corrected and insuring that the “answer key” is NOT printed as part of the student results.
    4. The Instructor collaborates with the Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean re: the analysis of the Scantron® reports utilizing the Scantron® Question Analysis Report that indicates the percentage of students who chose the correct answer for each question. Those questions that less than 25% of the class chose the correct answer are examined for clarity vs. ambiguity, typographical errors, incorrect answer key, etc.).
    5. Exam results are posted into the ANHO online grade system for each individual by the Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean or designee.
    6. Once grades are posted, students have electronic access to their grades.
    7. The Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean files the Scantron® sheets, individual grade reports for each student, the original exam, answer key, Scantron® analysis report and a copy of the final posting in one file folder. These are maintained by the Academic Dean unit by unit for two weeks whereupon the files are destroyed.
    8. Retakes and Make-up exams are scheduled during non-class hours. There will be a minimum of 3 days between posting of grades and the scheduling of the retake. Retakes are listed in the syllabus calendar.
    9. If the student does not take a retake or make-up exam on the day/date/time that is scheduled, he/she forfeits the opportunity to take the retake or make-up.
    10. If a student has a concern regarding a grade, a request for instructor to review the grade must be prior to two weeks from the time the grade was posted, as exams are discarded after two weeks. The request must be made in writing, dated, and signed by the student. Review of exam content, questions, or subject area and answers is strictly prohibited.

August 29, 2018 
Course Numbering Change - Bridge
Effective 8/28/2018 some of the ADN course numbers have changed, but the courses themselves have not been altered in any way. Please see the table below for reference.

General Education Term 16 WeeksGeneral Education Term 16 Weeks
MTB1103 College MathMTB1104 College Algebra
SPC1017 CommunicationsSPC1017 Communications
PSY2012 Intro to PsychologyPSY2012 Intro to Psychology
ENC1101 College WritingENC1101 College Writing
MCB2010 Biology (Micro)MCB2001 Biology (Micro)
Pre-Requisite Term 16 WeeksPre-Requisite Term 16 Weeks
BSC2086 Anatomy & PhysiologyBSC2086 Anatomy & Physiology
BSC2086L Anatomy & Physiology LabBSC2086L Anatomy & Physiology Lab
DEP2004 Human Growth and DevelopmentDEP2006 Human Growth and Development
PHA1141 Dosage CalculationPHA1141 Dosage Calculation
PHA1142 Pharmacology and Medication AdministrationPHA1142 Pharmacology and Medication Administration
Introduction to Nursing 16 WeeksIntroduction to Nursing 16 Weeks
HO1025 Contemporary NursingNUR1025 Contemporary Nursing
RN RoleRN Role
HO1023 Health Care EssentialsNUR1023 Health Care Essentials
HO1023L Health Care Essentials ClinicalNUR1023L Health Care Essentials Clinical
HO1024L Health Care Essentials SkillsNUR1024L Health Care Essentials Skills
Nursing 1 Term 16 WeeksNursing 1 Term 16 Weeks
NUR2213 Nursing Concepts 1 ANUR2212 Nursing Concepts 1 A
NUR2213L Nursing Concepts 1 A ClinicalNUR2212L Nursing Concepts 1 A Clinical
Medical Surgical Nursing 1Medical Surgical Nursing 1
NUR2261 Nursing Concepts 1 BNUR2521 Nursing Concepts 1 B
NUR2261L Nursing Concepts 1 B ClinicalNUR2521L Nursing Concepts 1 B Clinical
Mental HealthMental Health
Nursing 2 Term 16 WeeksNursing 2 Term 16 Weeks
NUR2420 Nursing Concepts 2 ANUR2420 Nursing Concepts 2 A
NUR2420L Nursing Concepts 2A ClinicalNUR2420L Nursing Concepts 2A Clinical
NUR2712 Nursing Concepts 2 BNUR2214 Nursing Concepts 2 B
NUR2712L Nursing Concepts 2 B ClinicalNUR2214L Nursing Concepts 2 B Clinical
Medical Surgical Nursing 2Medical Surgical Nursing 2
Nursing 3 Term 16 WeeksNursing 3 Term 16 Weeks
NUR2950 Integration, Personal Family and Community HealthNUR2951 Integration, Personal Family and Community Health
NUR2950L Integration, Personal Family and Community Health ClinicalNUR2951L Integration, Personal Family and Community Health Clinical
October 25, 2017 
Addendum to Catalog for ADN 20, 21, and 22:
Effective October 25, 2017, Healthcare Essentials and Contemporary Nursing will have the following pre-fix:
HO1023 Healthcare Essentials
HO1023L Healthcare Essentials Clinical
HO1024L Healthcare Essentials Skills
HO1025 Contemporary Nursing
August, 2017 
All VA students eligible for the post 9/11 GI Bill can obtain and print certificate of eligibility and find their education enrollment status
February 2, 2015 
Due to a change in current parking needs for the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations in the evening hours, the shuttle service will end at 6:00pm Monday-Thursday. This change will take effect on Monday, February 2, 2015 and will remain in effect until further notice. Therefore a car parked in the ANHO alternate lot will need to be relocated to the College parking lot prior to 6pm.

At this time the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations’ Faculty, Staff, and Students have the opportunity to park in the white parking spaces located around the next door building (5114 Building) on the campus parking lot ONLY after 5:00 pm.  Please be mindful that this is an opportunity that we have been afforded and must be perceived as a privilege. Because of this opportunity ANHO expects that all Faculty, Staff, and Students will embody the characteristics of the Professionals that you are; therefore, there will be zero tolerance for unruly behavior. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to throwing any and all trash on the ground anywhere on the campus parking lot, loud boisterous behavior and demeanor, and disrespect for others.

Please also be aware that the Shuttle hours are subject to change as deemed necessary.

An audit of Friday attendance over the last year has shown that students have not been using the Friday resources through the entirety of the evening hours (9am-7pm). Because of this audit, ANHO has decided to change the Friday hours. This change is effective January 30th, 2015 and the Friday Learning hours will now be scheduled from 9 am-5pm. ANHO will close every Friday at 5pm.

January 2014 Come visit the Library!  Now open 1pm to 6pm, Monday through Thursday.

October 2013 ANHO would like to welcome Dr. Gary Reardon, DNP, PhD, RN, CNOR, as the new Academic Dean.

October 2013 Dr. Mark Adduci is heading up the Friday Learning Opportunity Lab for all students. Keep a close eye out for the Friday schedule of classes which will be posted soon in the Vending Room.

03/05/2013 UPDATE!!! NEW Requirements of the Florida Department of Health, Board of Nursing for all CNAs, LPNs and RNs in the State of Florida!

02/27/2013:  Palm Beach County Library System and Its Consumer Health Information Service Provides Excellent Medical and Health Resources for Nursing students.