Allen School of Health Sciences is an accelerated training program for students to become medical assistants, nursing assistants, and medical insurance billing and coding specialists. It was established in 1961 as a nursing assistant training school in the Jamaica neighborhood of New York City. Twenty years later, the school adopted a skills-based curriculum to prepare students to enter the medical field and opened a second campus in Brooklyn. In 2007, Allen School expanded its base again with a third campus in Phoenix, Ariz.
Currently, the medical assistant program is offered on all three campuses, while the nursing assistant program is available at the New York campuses. The programs are led by an international faculty of MDs, LPNs, RNs and other professionals who have all worked in the healthcare field. Additionally, Allen School of Health Sciences’ online degree program in medical insurance billing and coding is available to students worldwide. This skill-driven, interactive training course utilizes professional software, and is conducted in real-time with live instructors; students who complete this program are invited to take part in the cap-and-gown graduation ceremony along with their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Read More
Allen School’s online and offline programs are nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and licensed by the New York State Department of Education, as well as the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Applicants must be at least 17 years old, but they are not required to have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate. However, an application and personal interview are both required. The school provides a nationwide career assistance program to help students craft resumes, prepare for interviews, and find internships and jobs in their field after graduation.
According to 2013 data collected by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment for Allen School’s professional trade careers are expected to increase faster than the national average for all occupations between 2010 and 2020. The statistics show employment is expected to grow 31% for medical assistants; by 20% for nursing assistants; and 21% for medical insurance billing and coding professionals.
Degree options are limited at Allen School of Health Sciences. However, the courses offered at this prestigious institution help students prepare for some of the most cutting-edge (and lucrative) careers available today — and thanks to the accelerated nature of these programs, students can enter the workforce much more quickly than their counterparts who attend four-year universities.
Allen School is licensed by the New York State Department of Education and nationally accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
Financial aid is only available for those who qualify.