By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

Our firm has been involved in defending nurses and nursing students who have been caught up as victims in the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Operation Nightingale case.  Thousands of nurses were preyed on and victimized by the owners and operators of businesses around the country who were, apparently, associated with and fed students and money to, the ones operating in Florida.

I recently wrote a blog listing 19 schools and/or businesses involved as reported out in various publications and informational releases by various state boards of nursing.  To read this blog, click here.

Two More Schools Added.

I can now add two more to that list.

In a Miami Herald article published about the federal trial of Gail Russ and two other indicted employees of the Palm Beach School of Nursing, the following two additional “private education companies” were named as being operated by as phony diploma mills owned by criminal defendant Geralda Adrien:

Docu-flex and
More & PowerfulU Healthcare Services.

To read this Miami Herald article, click here.

The article is: Weaver, Jay, “Three Face Trial on Charges of Selling Fake Nursing School Diplomas in South Florida,” Miami Herald (online version), Nov. 29, 2023 (, accessed Nov. 29, 2023)

What Are the Names of the 21 Phony Florida Nursing Schools?

The 21 “schools” or businesses that we now have documented as being involved in taking nursing students‘ money and obtaining fake transcripts for them are:

Carleen Health Institute
Carleen Home Health School II
Docu-flex and
Ideal Professional Institute, Inc.
Jay College of Health LLC
Med-Life Institute – West Palm Beach
Med-Life Institute of South Florida
Med-Life Institute School of Nursing
More & Powerful U Healthcare Services.
Palm Beach School of Nursing
Quisqueya Health Care Academy
Quisqueya School of Nursing
Sacred Heart International Institute Inc.
Siena College of Health
Siena College of Health II LLC
Siena Education Center LLC
Sigma College
Sigma Institute of Health Careers
Sunshine Academy
Techni-Pro Institute
The Enfimye Institute

We believe there are many more than this.

To see the Washington State Board of Nursing (formerly the NCQAC) press release naming 19 of the schools above, click here.

To see the original Department of Justice Press Release on Operation Nightingale, click here.

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About the Author: George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law. He is the President and Managing Partner of The Health Law Firm, which has a national practice. Its main office is in the Orlando, Florida, area. The Health Law Firm, 1101 Douglas Ave., Suite 1000, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, Phone: (407) 331-6620 or Toll-Free: (888) 331-6620.

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