HCI College Achieves Impressive 94.12% NCLEX First-Time Pass Rate in Q1 of 2023 for West Palm Beach Campus  Read more


“I don’t think I could ever put into words how much you (Director Cruz) are appreciated. Your kindness, your advocacy, and your dedication as a professor at HCI – is absolutely remarkable. I could only hope to one day, positively impact the lives of others, the way you have impacted mine. 

I passed my boards on Saturday and I honestly don’t think that would have been possible without you. Thank you for all that you do for your students! Your encouragement and support will stick with me forever.”

~Patrice Sooklal-Balfour, HCI College Graduate

“My experience at HCI College has been very wonderful. I have learned a lot, not just academically but in all other aspects of career development. The teacher has been supportive throughout the entire program. The all-time support and motivation of my teacher has enlightened me throughout this wonderful journey.”

~Lyndege Jacques, HCI College Graduate

“HCA Florida JFK North Hospital has been fortunate to employ a number of HCI College graduates, each of whom have proven to be among the finest of caregivers committed to the care and improvement of human life.” 

Ashley Vertuno, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
HCA Florida JFK North Hospital

“I decided to be a medical assistant to reduce the many years of going to school to be a neonatologist. It would take me at least 10 years to finish without doing the medical assistant program. Now that I did the medical assistant program, it will take me six years to finish school and I have clinical hours already under my belt I am also very excited to start working in the industry. Working and going to school is even better because I no longer worry about, how I’m going to get this money for school. I’m very proud of myself for graduating and excited to be working.”

~Alexandria Jones, HCI College Graduate

“HCI will give you all the tools and skills you need to impress not just your future employers, but yourself as well. Education is a long journey and requires many steps and HCI is a great start.”

~Megan Rogers, HCI College Graduate

“Mrs. Evans, I would very much like to thank you for creating this connection and opportunity. This experience was far and beyond amazing and really allowed us to practice our paramedic skills of IV placement, EKG, and PT assessment. So again, thank you for your hard work in making this a reality for us and having clinicals I will continue to look forward to!”

~Fabrice Casseus, HCI College Graduate

“When I decided to pursue my career in vet assisting, I wasn’t sure
where to start. I decided to start at HCI, where I found the support I needed to be able to finish my degree. Anytime I needed anything I could rely on my peers and the staff. I have always had a love for animals and wanted to find a way to help. This is just the start to my career in the vet field. I hope in the future to be able to excel and move forward to help more animals.”

~Kiraa Roberts, HCI College Graduate

“Although the journey was challenging including the untimely death of my two sisters and the Covid pandemic emerging, HCI provided relevant professional support for me to complete my program during this time. I completed this program in the peak of the covid pandemic and was able to sit my NCLEX 3 months later and was successful on my first attempt. Since graduating from HCI I have had numerous job opportunities available to me. I was able to obtain employment at a prominent hospital. I am grateful for my experience and time with HCI.”

~Shaunette Davidson, HCI College Graduate

“I would like to say that joining the EMT program here at HCI was probably the best decision I’ve made so far. Not only was I able to earn my EMT license I was able to be part of a family that was supportive, motivating and welcoming. The family wasn’t forged by my peers but by the Instructors. They were extremely encouraging and always pointed my class in the right direction, always making us strive to do the right thing. I now work at JFK Hospital pursuing my dream in the medical field. Hooyah Class 113”

~Matthew Halleck, HCI College Graduate

“My time at HCI was an experience to remember. Nursing school was not easy. I have faced many challenges, however with the help of my instructors at HCI College I was able to overcome any obstacle I encountered. I quickly learned that to be successful I had to invest myself completely and develop strong studying habits, discipline, and drive. Staying positive and developing these habits helped me through the nursing program and helped me pass the NCLEX the first time. Within three weeks I was hired at HCA Florida Lawnwood and have been with them for three years. Hard work yields success!”

~Trudy Ann Brice, HCI College Graduate

“I ,as an individual, cannot recommend HCI College enough for the EMT program. The instructors have many years of experience and tons of jokes. Trust me, no one is funnier than Instructor Santini. You’ll make friends for life here.”

~Alexander Gutierrez, HCI College Graduate

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to the HCI Nursing College for the invaluable support and assistance they provided me in achieving my goal of becoming a registered nurse. I am grateful for the program’s commitment to excellence, comprehensive curriculum, and exceptional faculty, which helped me grow both personally and professionally.

The faculty members of the program are not only highly experienced but also committed to helping their students achieve success. They are always available to provide guidance, support, and encouragement, and their passion for teaching is truly inspiring.

Thanks to the HCI Nursing College’s exceptional training, I was able to pass my nursing licensure exam with flying colors. I am now a registered nurse, and I owe a great deal of my success to the program. I am proud to be an HCI Nursing College alumna and grateful for the support and encouragement I received from everyone in the program.”

~Sonia Brown, HCI College Graduate

“I am grateful for the education I received from HCI College. As
a working mom, their flexibility allowed me to get an education
at night, do clinicals on the weekend and continue school
despite the outbreak of COVID 19. I had amazing professors who
supported me despite having major surgery to remove a large
tumor in the middle of my program. I graduated from HCI in
December 2020 and passed my NCLEX on the first try. I accepted
my first job weeks later at Palms West Hospitals step down unit
and I am now a full time ICU registered nurse. If you have been
thinking of changing your career, it’s never too late. Thanks

~Danielle Tessmer, HCI College Graduate

“My experience at HCI College was better than I expected. The staff was very helpful and welcoming whenever I needed help with something or if I was having issues. The EMT Course was very hands on and also instructor Matlock was great every step of the way and explained things thoroughly with his extensive knowledge in fire/paramedics. Thank you for the experience and thank you to Dean Denise Edwards.”

~Dudley Bonhomme, HCI College Graduate

“I can proudly say I am a Registered Nurse. I am so grateful, I am so proud of myself for pushing and never giving up . To anyone that took the time to read this testimony, I just want you to know that the best is yet to come. Once you’ve completed school, taken the NCLEX and pass, the world is yours. No regrets, no worries, the only regret you’ll have it not finishing. It’s ok to have bad days, it’s ok to feel defeated, regroup and keep pushing.  If you haven’t cried, or laugh in nursing school, it wasn’t an experience.”

~Latoya Johnson, HCI College Graduate

“I personally found the EMT Program at HCI College to be very well designed not only for success in the field of Emergency Medicine but also any avenue you would want. This made learning the class experience much easier. The foundation of the program and experience of my instructors provided me with the fundamentals to be professional and perform my duties at the highest standard level of care.”

~Jeremy Robinson, HCI College Graduate

“With the help of HCI’s administration and staff I gained the skills, knowledge, and clinical experience that I needed to be able to pass the NCLEX on the first try. The flexibility offered to working parents was such an important aspect of the nursing program I wanted to attend and HCI provided me the opportunity to advance my career while still working full-time. I’ve recently begun a nursing position in the same hospital I was a CNA at and I’m loving every minute of it! Thank you HCI for giving me everything I needed to do what I love.”

~Kady Meeler, HCI College Graduate

“I have enlisted in the US Navy.  Although I am not pursuing a profession as an EMT, my experience [at HCI College] will lead me to a more successful future; due to the character it helped me to build.Aim to be better than the current you tomorrow; a day with learning is a day with success. Thank you HCI College for my learning experience.  Good luck to all the current students.”

~Lucas Zambrana, HCI College Graduate

“HCI College provides the most prestigious college experience for students. Myself, I am very excited to continue my education with HCI and plan on taking my skills that I have learned from the classes to my career! “

~Edward Morillo, HCI College Graduate

“I chose to attend the Medical Assistant Program at HCI College because my goal is to further my education in the medical profession and HCI College provided me with the first steps in obtaining that goal . HCI College made me feel as though I could achieve my dreams while still remaining close to home and obtaining a balanced life . The instructors and staff at HCI College exposed me to real professionalism in the medical field. I was taught to have confidence and developed a strong work ethic. “

~Sheronda Grace, HCI College Graduate

“I appreciate HCI College for the [Medical Assisting] training they gave me in the practical field as much as in the theoretic field. In reality, I didn’t think I would be able to complete the program because my native language is Spanish. But everything to the contrary, this program helped me learn English. Listening to the teacher, studying for exams, and doing hands-on practice helped me. I also thank my teacher Ms. Desiree Millan for the effort she made for her students to learn and be ready to put all their knowledge to practice in the health field. I want to thank HCI College because I have obtained the skills and knowledge necessary to put them into practice. I also want to thank the administrative personnel, Kim Trujillo and Celeste Blackwell, for the help they gave me and for encouraging me to keep going. “

~Graciela Agama, HCI College Graduate

“I attended HCI College for 2 yrs. During my time was bitter sweet, but the end result got me my NCLEX. I am currently an ICU Trauma Nurse with no regrets and also going to forward with my Masters in Education/Leadership.”

~Michelle Whyte, HCI College Graduate

“As a career-driven person with the utmost passion for EMS, I knew that early on I could align my career commitments by becoming a Paramedic. By that,  HCI has supported these goals without barriers. The Paramedic program further induced these desires where I was able to apply myself in addition to lived experience while incorporating the full exposure that the program offers in ways unlike any before. With the support of their excellent staff, the EMS Director and my Lead Instructor Bruce Evans, I was able to embody this in full achievement.”

~Yanela Vickers, HCI College Graduate

“Since I was little, I always wanted to work with animals. So, I decided to move out of my country and make my dream come true! Thanks to HCI College I made it and I have had so much fun learning in a great environment with great people!!”

~Lizmarie Quezada, HCI College Graduate

“I started Paramedic with the goal of not only becoming a better version of myself, but to serve as a useful component to everyday society. HCI College facilitated this goal with phenomenal instructors such as Bruce Evans and Don Mohr, who not only exposed any weaknesses I had, but put in the time and energy to help me overcome them.”

~Antony Camejo, HCI College Graduate

“I have learned so much in the medical assisting program whether it was book knowledge or with hands on experience. The program is doable as long you put the time into it. You not only learn from the professor, who is very knowledgeable about the courses and profession, but you can also learn from your classmates who might have experience as well. I’m very excited to have been hired by my externship site, where I now can turn my knowledge into experience, and learn furthermore in the field.”

~Yan Chen, HCI College Graduate

“I remember when I decided to go into EMT school I was looking for the right school to attend, and I remember seeing HCI pop up in my search result plenty of times. After I did my research I didn’t want to attend any other school but HCI. When I tell you I don’t regret my decision, I don’t. I love HCI! When I needed help, it was there, when I needed resources, it was provided, and when I needed time, it was given. All the staff played a role in helping me get where I’m at now. Now I have a bigger goal that’s going to push me to continue my education in the medical field thanks to HCI.”

~David Lucas, HCI College Graduate

“I had an amazing experience with the EMT school here at HCI! Not only was it enjoyable but every part of the staff was so helpful. From teachers to students, everyone here will support you! I’m glad I chose HCI for EMT school and would do it again if I had to.”

~Robert F. Mueller, HCI College Graduate

“When I came into HCI, I didn’t know what to expect. As time went on I learned so much about myself. My instructors helped me see that I could do it. They taught me so much about discipline and being resilient. I appreciate them so much. The staff is very caring and always ready to help. With their motivation and love I became an Emergency Medical Technician. Thank you instructor Don, and instructor Allie. I love you guys. Thank you HCI!”

~Yvemelda Elusdort, HCI College Graduate

“I came to HCI with a passion to help people in their most dire times. I decided becoming an EMT was the perfect career for me and with the help of my incredible instructors, the clinical staff, and Career Services, I am on my way to becoming a successful EMT.”

~Niaja Lucas, HCI College Graduate

“I had a great experience at HCI, I really could not have done it without two special instructors Chris McKay and Allie Bouschet, they really pushed me to continue and not give up, they truly care about each student. Joan Sherrard in Career Services was also a major key to my success, she helped me sign up for my Nationals and switch EMT license to Florida. She always went above and beyond to help with whatever needed to be done, and would email job listings and job fairs. I was recently hired at Jupiter Medical Center, I start orientation next week.!!!”

~ Jessica Lauger, HCI College Graduate

“I came into this program ready to take on this challenging
journey to becoming a RN, which has been a longtime dream of
mine. The professors made sure to do just that, they made us
work for it. They went above and beyond with tutoring sessions
and encouragement. I am a strong believer that anything worth
having is worth fighting for. I am excited to continue learning
and growing as a new nurse, and grateful for my experience at

~ Kimberly Charles, HCI College Graduate

“The instructors are very knowledgeable. I had fun in a great learning environment and the clinicals were inspiring.”

~ Eduardo Ramos, HCI College Graduate

“I remember stepping on campus the first day of my RN nursing classes; full of excitement and hope, surrounded by other eager faces filling into the classroom. This was a very exciting day for me because ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always had the passion to become a nurse just like my mom. Without my mom, i wouldn’t have gotten this far, she encouraged me so much and I’m grateful for her. Another exciting day for me was the day I finished nursing school. I knew I could do it, and I am so happy I did. This journey was tough but thank God, my instructors, and my family everyday for helping me get through it.”

~Anjelica Wright, HCI College Graduate

“I came to HCI College with nothing but a goal in mind and a little ambition. With the help of this incredible Institution, I am well on my to achieving those goals. Special shout out to Papa John Baker, Maurice, and Ms. Lorna for helping me start and FINISH at HCI College, love yall!! HCI College FOR LIFE!!!”

~Kameron Holmes, HCI College Graduate

“HCI’s flexibility was helpful for students who still wanted to manage life while they learn.”

~Paula Francis, HCI College Graduate

“My name is Shaseka Lewis (also known as O’shea) I started HCI in May/June 2019 in order to finish my studies that I started at another college. I was referred to this college by another HCI graduate and passed her NCLEX December, 2020. While enrolled at HCI she and I were each other’s eyes, ears, and
strength. Not only did I have her to lean on I had professor Levy & professor Stewart who allowed me to prove to myself that as long as I worked hard, concentrated and pushed through obstacles I would achieve all my set goals. I passed the NCLEX on my first try on December 18, 2020 and found
employment 2 days later. After corresponding with Annamarie the career advisor at HCI Fort Lauderdale campus I was able to land another job with Broward Children’s center. I am very grateful for her insight on job opportunities, reviewing my resume and all the interview tips she provided me. I would definitely recommend HCI to anyone who wishes to become a nurse.”

~Shaseka Lewis, HCI College Graduate

“Finding a nursing school that was accommodating to working parents was not easy. HCI gave me that opportunity, not saying it was easy but doable. We can do anything we set our minds to if you really want it!!”

~Jamie Russo, HCI College Graduate

“Anything worth having is worth fighting for”‐Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Having my Nursing degree was worth the fight. The faculty and staff of HCI College stood behind me every step of the way to ensure I would win. Being an adult learner and single parent, I was faced with multiple obstacles but I never gave up because of the encouraging words of Miss Lorna, Professor Allison and Professor Timmie to name a few. I would
recommend this school to anyone who is serious about pursing their dream of becoming a registered nurse as like me
you too will have an army of dedicated individuals to help you succeed.”

~Gino Laidlaw, HCI College Graduate

“One day I decided to change my heels for a pair of sneakers and my business suit for a pair of scrubs….and today I woke up officially a Registered Nurse….this woman passed her NCLEX!!!!!!”

~Martha Davalos, HCI College Graduate

“HCI was the stepping stone in jump starting my Nursing career and for that I am grateful. I had an excellent academic advisor that encouraged me to take the first step amidst some difficulties I was going through at the time. Her encouragement gave me the push I needed. It definitely paid off! HCI’s flexible schedule enabled me to work full-time while completing the program, a major factor in my success. Thanks to my instructors and the entire staff, I am working with one of the biggest healthcare corporations and loving it.”

~Novia Simpson, HCI College Graduate

“My experience at HCI College was amazing. I was able to work full time while attending the program, and still have a life at home being a mom and wife. HCI prepared me to deal with all of the everyday challenges I face as an RN. I will forever be grateful.”

~Brittney Brody, HCI College Graduate

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