About Us

About Us

The founder/owner, Rosa Shaw, RN, opened the Port Richey campus in 2001 as the Institute of Technology (and later changed its name to American Health Institute – AHI), as a test preparation course site for Nursing Assistants and facilities for Continuing Education Credits for Nurses.

The American Health Institute has been approved by The Commission for Independent Education since 2006.

Approved by the Veterans Department (VA) since 2008.

Approved for all programs by the US Department of Education for Title IV funding.

Our Mission

American Health Institute‘s mission is to provide student-centered education in the health care field. The programs are designed to educate students to perform as safe and competent heath care providers, adaptable to a variety of settings.


As a comprehensive community school, American Health Institute provides an accessible diverse learning environment rich with opportunities for students to attain academic success and cultural growth, to build and expand their knowledge and skills, and to develop both as individuals and as citizens of our community.

Our Beliefs

Your Potential, Our Guidance, Your Future! American Health Institute’s doors are open to all students who desire to learn, regardless of age, race, creed, or past educational experience.

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Our Facility

Our facility consists of over 7,000 square feet of classrooms, library, study rooms, and a clinical room; all for the student’s benefit. Nursing and Health Care students hone their skills through a variety of medical industry equipment used in hospitals and nursing homes country-wide.

During a students education at our Institute, they are encouraged to develop their knowledge of medical competencies through the use of innovative web-based tools available in the multimedia library. Within, students will find a wide range of reference textbooks, computer access for online research, and extensive learning tools consisting of audio, video, and CD-DVD’s resources.

Our students are encouraged to take full advantage of the learning tools in the multi-media library by attending the ‘after class hours’ to practice and refine their skills.

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