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The Academy for Nursing & Health Occupations provides students with the skills and knowledge for entry in a variety of health fields. Established in 1978, the academy continues to educate students to obtain work in nursing homes, home health agencies, hospitals, as well as outpatient facilities such as clinics, surgical centers, laboratories, rehabilitation centers, adult living facilities, physician office, and adult day care centers.

Currently, one program and two diplomas are offered: Occupational Associate Degree in Practical Nursing, and a Critical Thinking Skills IV Certification. This program includes 1350 hours of study which includes classroom lectures, lab work, and clinical practice. The non-traditional curriculum utilized within this program includes classes such as body structure and function, nutrition, pediatric nursing, geriatric nursing care, medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology and medicine administration, and mental health concepts. In addition, students may earn a Critical Thinking Skills certification once their 1350 hours are completed. This certification includes intravenous therapy principles, supervision, and delegation skills. Other coursework includes phlebotomy, EKG skills, and critical thinking.

The Academy also offers two diplomas for students interested in working as a rehabilitation/restorative assistant or a patient care technician. The rehabilitation/restorative assistant program prepares students in allied health skills so they may utilize their skills and knowledge in clinics, nursing homes, adult living facilities, rehabilitation centers, physician offices, patient homes, and hospital settings. Within the patient care technician program students can expect to learn how to care for patients in different environments. They may choose a variety of skill settings including rehabilitation/restorative aide skills, phlebotomy, EKG skills, or unit secretary skills. Completion within this program earns students a diploma and the chance to work in long term care, physician offices, nursing homes, adult living facilities, hospitals, as well as rehabilitation and out-patient settings.

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This school is open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent. Prospective students are required to fill out an application for admission and may be interviewed by admissions staff.

Students interested in pursuing the practical nursing program are required to take a math and reading test, write a two-page essay, as well as submit two professional letters of reference. In addition, students will receive a background check and their driving record will be investigated. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Campus tours are also available for students wanting to visit the campus prior to applying.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is offered to qualifying students who must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.

Qualifying students may be eligible for the Florida Bright Future Scholarship, Federal Pell Grants, private loans, Federal Direct Student Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, or Workforce Investments Act/WAGES Coalition Individual Training Accounts (ITA).

For more information about financial aid, contact a financial aid counselor.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2694th for the average student loan amount.
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The Academy serves over 4,000 students pursuing careers within the health industry. Although on-campus housing is not available, the academy may provide listings of nearby housing units. Other services provided by the school include career placement and counseling services, assistance with car pooling and applying for public transportation vouchers, health counseling, computer labs, and media/information resources services. In addition, the practical nursing program provides clinical practice within the Palm Beach County area nursing homes, home health agencies, and hospitals.

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The school is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

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Ranks 17th in Florida and 652nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.25
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 472 0.47
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 14 0.01
Forcible Rape 48 0.05
Robbery 235 0.23
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,354 1.34
Larceny 3,685 3.64
Vehicle theft 344 0.34

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population27,755 (27,696 urban / 59 rural)
Households14,094 (1.95 people per house)
Median Household Income$26,748
Families6,789 (2.72 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemDiffers by program
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1220

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

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Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2766th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $56,176 ($57,995 male / $53,337 female)
Number of FT Faculty 41 (5 male / 36 female)
Number of PT Faculty 49
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $207,586

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