Grace School of Allied Health & Professional Advancement is a pathway for professional development, education, and certification goals for Allied Health Professionals, Nurses and Child Day Care Owners. We started as a Nursing Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) review program to help new graduates and foreign educated nurses having challenges in passing the NCLEX exam succeed in becoming Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. In 2010, we partnered with the Administration for Children Services Head Start division to provide Medication Administration Training (MAT) and Health & Safety classes for Day Care Center owners. These programs support child care providers in their efforts to provide high quality care to children.
With the economic crisis and as many adults and at-risk youth, face challenges in finding and maximizing employment opportunities, we decided to support the professional development of low-wage population. In 2011, we became an approved post-secondary school to provide allied health programs and “elevate the economic status of minority through career advancement.” The goal is to promote and provide opportunities for those interested to train and advance in the health sector filling vacancies in the Allied Health such as Home Health Aide (HHA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN). It will also advance current practitioners opportunities in other higher and more technical fields in the health sector.