Careers in Health


Careers in Health Offered at College of Health and Allied Development

  • Bachelor of science level Registered Nurse
  • Nursing assistants
  • Home Health Aides
  • Biomedical Research Associate
  • Biomedical technologist
  • Pharmaceutical research associate
  • Biological research associate
  • Case management assistant
  • Psychology assistant
  • Aging Care worker
  • Community Health Worker (Public health assistant)
  • Addiction counsellor
  • Recovery coach




College of health and Allied Development was incorporated in 2013 by Mrs. Kerry-Ann Carnegie. College of Health and Allied Development gained licensure through the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education in 2014. College of Health and Allied Development offers a variety of healthcare programs: Registered Nurses to Bachelors of Science Degree in nursing, Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing, Social and Human Services, Clinical Research Associate, pre-requisites, and general subjects.

Kerry-Ann Carnegie, BSN, MBA

Join us in congratulating Mrs. Kerry-Ann Carnegie who has been selected as one of South Florida's Top Black Healthcare Professionals for 2023.

Kerry-Ann Carnegie is a remarkable individual whose journey has been nothing short of inspirational.   Born Kerry-Ann Baker to George Baker, a business owner, and Enid Baker, a teacher, Kerry-Ann became interested in business at an early age. Later in life, she became attracted to healthcare and therefore, she embarked on her healthcare journey by earning her nursing degree from the prestigious University of the West Indies, Mona, School of Nursing in 1998.  But Kerry-Ann's thirst for knowledge and growth didn't stop there as she pursued higher education and obtained a Master of Science degree in business administration from the renowned University of Phoenix, blending her healthcare expertise with her business acumen.

Throughout her nursing career, Kerry-Ann brought a unique perspective to the table, merging her business insights with her nursing skills to enhance leadership and nursing development at various workplaces. Her journey took her to institutions such as the University Hospital of the West Indies, Medical Associates Hospital, and Delray Medical Center. As a travel nurse, she extended her expertise to five South Florida Tenet Corporation Hospitals, Physician's Regional Medical Center, and Homestead Hospital. Notably, she played a pivotal role in establishing emergency rooms, Post Anesthesia Care Units, pre-operative areas, and outpatient surgical departments at Physician's Regional Medical Center and Homestead Memorial Hospitals.

Kerry-Ann's reputation as a skilled team member caught the attention of Wilton Manor, where she was instrumental in the opening of their Rapid Recovery Unit, and Palm Health Partners, where she played a vital role in establishing and growing the nursing division at their newly inaugurated Luz facility in 2012.

Her diverse career path has included roles as Director of Nurses for Manor Care Boca Raton, Nursing Supervisor, and Director of Nurses for Kindred Hospital the Palm Beaches. Kerry-Ann credits Kindred Healthcare as a pivotal turning point in her career, where her leadership, education, and nursing skills converged and flourished. She even completed the Healthcare Executive Leadership program sponsored by Kindred Healthcare at the recommendation of Timothy Page and Marilyn Swindle, further enhancing her leadership prowess.

Recognizing a gap in nursing leadership skills and knowledge, Kerry-Ann took a bold step and founded the College of Health and Allied Development. Through this institution, she champions nursing academic development. Beyond that, she is deeply involved in professional development, offering organizations leadership education with a focus on nursing leadership through workshops, seminars, symposiums, conferences, and short courses. Kerry-Ann also extends her knowledge to the community through health fairs and her online program, "Conversations with Kerry."

Mrs. Carnegie is a dynamic force in the world of healthcare and nursing leadership and therefore, we congratulate her on this acknowledgement of her work in healthcare and celebrate with her.

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College of Health and Allied Development is the only school in Palm Beach County offering efficient Non-traditional College programs that prepare students for careers in-demand areas such as such as Nursing, Case Management, Psychology, Clinical Research, Public Health, addiction rehabilitation, and recovery.