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What to Expect When Pursuing a Nursing Career

Nursing is one of the US’s biggest healthcare professions, with more than 3.8 million Registered Nurses (RNs) working alongside 700 thousand Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) nationwide. Training takes between one and four years. Once qualified, nurses work in a variety of settings—from nursing homes, clinics and shelters, to occupational health and ambulatory services, among others.

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5 Things Paramedics Wish They Knew Before Starting Training

Training to be a paramedic is a major commitment in terms of time and money. Anyone entering this field should do so knowing the demands it will make on their work/life balance and the challenges they might encounter while pursuing their certification. Familiarizing yourself with these different factors could spell the difference between succeeding in […]

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HCI College EMS Team Raises Over $4400 For Lung Disease

On Saturday, March 6th 2021, HCI College EMS Team climbed all 915 steps at the Hard Rock Stadium as part of the Fight for Air Climb Miami to raise money and awareness for lung cancer and all lung diseases, including COVID-19. This year HCI College’s EMS Team raised over $4400 for the American Lung Association […]

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Should I Become a Paramedic or a Nurse?

Most people who end up working in healthcare are driven by a strong desire to help others and make a difference in the world. Many who opt to pursue a career in emergency services find themselves choosing between becoming a paramedic or a nurse. Both are challenging positions that offer the same impact in their […]

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HCI College Graduate Becomes Local Hero

It may be fate or just pure coincidence, but this was a situation that David Knighton had been training for in HCI College’s EMT program. Earlier this year Knighton, a recent HCI College EMT graduate, noticed a man lying in the middle of the road and a damaged bicycle nearby. Knighton stopped and exited his […]

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4 Common Misconceptions About LPNs

If you’re considering a career in healthcare as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) you might have come across some of the persistent misconceptions about this profession. These misconceptions may even be a reason why you’re second-guessing your decision to enter an LPN program.

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5 Things You Should Know Before Enrolling in Paramedic School

You’ve already put in all the work towards becoming an EMT and you want to pursue your dreams of becoming a certified paramedic. Given your previous experience and training, it’s easy to assume that you can just jump into paramedic school. However, this isn’t always the case. While experience in the field is certainly valuable, […]

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The Right Way to Choose the Right EMT Training Program for You

If you’ve decided to pursue your passion to help people by becoming an emergency first responder, then you should also consider how you can choose the right EMT training program. There are several variables to this, such as where you live, how much time you can dedicate towards your studies, even how soon you want […]

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What Aspiring Nurses Need to Know About the Industry’s Job Outlook

Being a nurse today is drastically different from being a nurse 20 years ago. Chalk it up to the constantly evolving technology and changing nature of job responsibilities of the profession. Nursing is a field that is constantly shifting—driven by trends and current events as well as advances in technology and scientific research. If you’re […]

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The Challenges of Becoming a First Responder

A lot of people looking to pursue a career that is as exciting as it is rewarding go into healthcare. The idea of making a real difference in people’s lives is a big draw for many medical professionals—especially for first responders like EMTs and paramedics.

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4 Reasons Why an EMT is a Rewarding Career Option

For a lot of people who end up with thriving careers in healthcare, their first foray into the exciting and challenging field begins as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). An EMT career is a life-saving profession that is also high-pressure, fast-paced, and challenging. However, it’s also known to be one of the more fulfilling careers […]

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