Allen School of Health Sciences

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About Allen School of Health Sciences

For more than 60 years, the Allen School of Health Sciences has assisted and trained thousands of people for their new careers in health care. The company's goal is for office to meet clinic, giving students an opportunity to work with medical professionals in a physician's office, clinic or hospital. The school's training courses are designed to provide students with the skills needed to be successful, and its accelerated program can be completed in less than a year.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Accredited program
  • Multiple campuses
  • Aid available
  • Accelerated timeline
Cons
  • Nursing Assistant program only at New York campuses
  • No lodging

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Brooklyn, NY

Everybody was helpful and hands-on when I enrolled at Allen School and the learning experience was great. We have online and in-person so it’s good but I wish that it was fully in...

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Brooklyn, New York

It's wonderful with Allen School. The classes are flexible. I also applied for financial aid and that was easy. I would definitely recommend Allen School. It's a very interesting ...

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What is Allen School of Health Sciences?

Allen School of Health Sciences is a nationally accredited medical assistant and nursing assistant training facility with campuses in New York and Arizona and online education options. The school has been around since 1961, and it offers an accelerated program schedule (typically nine months) for full-time students seeking certification for medical assistant and nursing assistant careers.

Allen School of Health Sciences requirements

Allen School of Health Sciences requires that students have a high school or a GED diploma. To enroll, you must also be at least 17 years old and meet state standard minimum requirements for admission. Students also have to complete an interview with the admissions department, submit proof of graduation, pay a registration fee and attend a mandatory orientation session as part of registration. The interview is meant to assess the applicant’s motivation and expectations for the program. Nursing Assistant students must also receive at least an 11 on the Wonderlic exam.

To apply, students can either fill out the online request form, chat with a representative online or call the school directly. There is a registration fee — it's $100 for New York campuses and $25 for the Phoenix location — which is applied toward tuition.

Allen School of Health Sciences cost

Allen School of Health Sciences' MA program costs about $16,656 (tuition and fees). The NA program, which takes only 130 hours, costs about $1,995. It’s unclear how its online program costs compare to the price of its campus-based education, however.

Allen School of Health Sciences estimates that students will spend an additional $600 on books and supplies. Students also have to pay an application fee ($25 or $100). For those who can’t afford out-of-pocket costs, there is financial aid available. The admissions team can help navigate your options, which include federal student aid, grants, loans, scholarships and military benefits.

Due to the financial hardships that the coronavirus outbreak has caused, the Allen School of Health Sciences is temporarily waiving the requirements that payment of a registration fee is due prior to being considered for enrollment. The registration fee will be due upon the completion of the program.

Allen School of Health Sciences FAQ

How long is the Allen School medical assistant program?

Nine months for a full-time student, on average. It depends on how many hours you take and at what cadence, however.

Is the Allen School accredited?

Yes. The Allen School of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). It’s also licensed by the New York State Education Department and the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

Does Allen School of Health Sciences offer financial aid?

Yes. Its financial aid office helps students gain funding from federal, state, institutional and private sources. There are also scholarship programs available at its Phoenix location.

Where is Allen School of Health Sciences located?

There are three campuses: two in New York and one in Arizona. The New York campuses are in Brooklyn and Jamaica (Queens), and the Arizona location is in Phoenix.

Do we recommend Allen School of Health Sciences?

For students who want an accredited program for medical assistant or nursing assistant training, Allen School of Health Sciences is a good option. With three campuses to choose from in two states and online options, there’s a decent amount of flexibility in terms of location. Also, many full-time students can finish the program in just nine months. The pricing may be a bit expensive for some since it doesn’t include room and board or even a full year’s worth of education, but there are financial aid options available for most students.

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    Reviewed Oct. 31, 2023

    I was looking online at my options for starting school and I was trying to find something that was close. Allen School of Health Sciences happened to match up with my schedule and it seemed affordable and that was why I inquired. The fact that I was responded to so quickly made it easier to go through with everything. The enrollment process was really easy and quick. It's been a while since I've been back to school. So, it's been a little challenging to try and learn all this new information and study and work, but I do feel like every single day I learn something. Even if there are things that I don't completely understand, there will be at least one class where something will make sense or I'll learn something completely brand-new. So, that's exciting that I'm learning all this new information and being able to use that later.

    The professors are all amazing. Mr. ** told us that he's been here for over 20 years. He definitely knows what he's talking about. I feel like every single one of my teachers is super knowledgeable. Every single time I feel like I've had a question, it was answered in a way that I could understand. So, I feel like they have so much knowledge and that they understand how to teach that to all of us and make sure that we get it as well. I do feel confident. I feel safe like I'm gonna learn, and it's all thorough. I don't feel like anything is rushed and I don't feel underprepared at all when I take my test. I feel like I know the information.

    I'm having a really good time at Allen School and I like it. I do recommend it to other people if they're looking for something to do on the side or if they want to just change their career completely. This program is so quick, it worked for a lot of people. My overall experience is fun because it's just not at all what I was expecting. I was expecting to not really know anything and that this would be really hard. At times, it has been challenging but it's exciting to learn all this new information and then be able to apply it in the real world.

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    Reviewed Oct. 3, 2023

    I just started with Allen School and it's going well. It's a lot of work and it's very technical. But it's very organized and helpful, and they offer many programs to assist you. At first, it was challenging because I was getting back to school after years of not being in. But most of the professors are very understanding and they'll help you outside of class if you need it. Allen School also offers general help. If one of my professors didn't have time or wasn't willing to help me, there's someone else who will. So I feel supported.

    The professors are all top-notch. I only know four but they're very knowledgeable people and know what they're doing. They’re masters of their craft and we haven't even gotten to the tough stuff yet so I'm excited to learn more as we go along. Priscilla was the one who recruited me and helped me with getting established and getting all the documents I needed. Even she's amazing. She checks on me every day, every week and asks how everything is going. She tells me to ask her if I need any help or if I have any questions. So it's easy. You don't have to do it by yourself. Even with the challenges that come up, the way that Allen School deals with it, I love it. It's impressive, orderly and communicative.

    I was already sold from my other experience but the salesperson went through the processes and answered every question, was available, and answered back. So it was excellent. The cost is great because college and so many other programs are so much more expensive with a lot less support. I'm getting my money's worth. But the online tools could use some work. Allen School just started using the program called Canva for the students and it's great, but there were some technical difficulties that make class a little frustrating sometimes. But that's the one issue out of everything else being amazing. And the teachers that are learning it with us are doing a great job and saying we’re in this together and not to worry.

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      Reviewed Sept. 12, 2023

      Allen School is mainly online and it’s very convenient for me. They work with your schedule. The professors always help you. If you have any questions, you are able to get your questions answered timely. As a student, you just have to make sure you're on top of everything. I had a great experience while I was becoming a medical assistant as well as now where I'm going back to school with them for medical management. I finished up my MA and now, I'm attending a hybrid program that they offered me for medical management. I was eligible to receive a grant from the school and while the grant from the school took care of everything, they work with a payment plan to then pay this back.

      The teachers make sure that while you're taking the course, you are aware of everything. Some teachers just teach to teach, to just get the money. But for some reason, the teachers at Allen School take their time out to make sure that each and every student understands what's being taught. So I like them for that. They were very attentive. If you need homework help, if you need any questions answered, they're just there. Even with customer service, if you call in and ask any questions, they make sure they get back to you promptly. They explain things in a way that you would understand, which is why I like it. I would recommend anyone to go to Allen School because they were great and they got me to where I needed to be.

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      Reviewed Aug. 20, 2023

      I would recommend Allen School. When it comes down to learning, they make it easy. Nine months, they break it down how many classes you would have. It's the way to go. Go here as opposed to going to a two-year or four-year college because you will not have that same experience. Donna walked me through everything. She was there with me every step of the way. She was like an angel without wings. The learning experience is easy. I like that the classes are small and that I can come in campus, and Allen School has the online.

      I like the professionalism of the teachers, staff, and students. The professors go over what we have to do. Every Monday, we have to go into the thing. I'm in module 1 now. Tuesday to Friday is online. On Fridays, we go through a lesson but we do a review of what to expect on Monday and they tell us, “Make sure you take these notes because this will definitely appear on the test on Monday.” And gives us the opportunity to study for how we do it. One teacher suggested us doing WhatsApp or Zoom with the class. That way, we have a group chat. And someone set that up.

      The way they set up everything is easy. Being able to go back on to Canvas and see the slides, I like that way of learning. Colleges don't do that. I had to copy things off the board. I had to go into the class. I went into the campus every day, and that was inconvenient. So, I like the fact that Allen School has the thing set up with Canvas, and I can go into the notes and look at the slide, because the slides are a very big help. That's a wonderful idea.

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      Customer ServiceStaff

      Reviewed July 16, 2023

      The enrollment process with Allen School was smooth. I just went in and the reps explained what I needed to fill out. They helped me. I did some of it online and then, I went to the school and did a tour. And I finished the rest. Everybody was nice and it made me more intrigued to go. I do Business, English, Medical Ethics and Law, and Cardiovascular. So it's cool. There's a lot of information so it's a little overwhelming at first but it's coming along. It's a friendly environment but I keep to myself to try to stay focused. It's online. I have one of the young ladies there who texts me, letting me know if classes have started or if they call my name if I'm having technical difficulties.

      I like all the professors. The cardiovascular teacher sometimes goes fast but we let her know and she slows down. They always ask if we have any questions and tell us to email them if we need any help. Allen School is very inviting. It's only nine months and you stick in there and just stay focused. Hopefully, you'll get the same advisor as I have. Debbie is nice. She always calls and texts me once a week if I need any help, and asks how things are going or if I am okay.

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      PriceStaff

      Reviewed Oct. 15, 2023

      The enrollment at Allen School was easy because the adviser was guiding me through everything and she was helping me a lot. She made my life easier to enroll in the school. The price was fine too. The teachers are also doing well. They take their time to explain the work. They break it down to a point where everyone's gonna understand everything.

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      Reviewed Oct. 3, 2023

      Allen School is a fast paced school. The education and the support here are amazing. When I enrolled, they were very welcoming. They helped me with the whole process. The teachers are also very helpful. I've learned so many things from being here.

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      Customer ServiceStaff

      Reviewed Sept. 23, 2023

      I recommend Allen School to anybody. They are wonderful. After I applied, Regina called me. She told me to come in so I could see the campus. She also told me about Fastweb which they helped me set up. Then they told me to go to orientation. I have a job so it's hard to manage with life and school. But the teachers do a good job of helping and encouraging me. They email and ask if I need help or have any questions. I love how they teach the classes and how much help they give us. They're there for me.

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      Staff

      Reviewed Sept. 22, 2023

      Allen School went to a school fair back when I was in high school. We got to apply to many schools. One of my main was Allen because I was interested in the medical field and they had really good activities. I liked the interviews. There's just something about the school that made me want to join. The enrollment process was very easy.

      My learning experience was really well. All the courses were awesome. I liked everything such as the anatomy, the hands-on activity, and the administration. The professors were really great and I liked them. They were challenging and charismatic. It was everything. Join this school because it opens up a lot of doors for your future. It was one of the best schools that I've ever gone to. I got to learn a lot and I interacted with many professional professors.

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      Reviewed Sept. 13, 2023

      The enrollment process at Allen School was fast. The learning experience was great too. When you don't understand something, the teachers try to repeat it again so you can understand.

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      Allen School of Health Sciences Company Information

      Company Name:
      Allen School of Health Sciences
      Company Type:
      Private
      Year Founded:
      1961
      Address:
      163-18 Jamaica Ave
      City:
      Jamaica
      State/Province:
      NY
      Postal Code:
      11432
      Country:
      United States
      Website:
      www.allenschool.edu