Important Information Regarding Nursing Schools in Florida and HCI College. Learn more

Author: Sharon Munoz

Why Enrolling in a Technical School is a Great Option for Many Students

In today’s fast-changing world with its shifting economy, it’s no wonder students struggle to choose a career path. Traditional jobs are disappearing, while new fields are opening up all the time—and the high cost of post-secondary education makes it imperative to choose well. You don’t want to sink thousands of dollars into a degree that isn’t going to lead to a successful career that you will love.

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Why You Should Start a Career in Substance Abuse Counseling

Finding a fulfilling career takes time and effort. Many people look for something beyond the financial reward, a career that would allow them to help others become better versions of themselves. This is what a substance abuse counselor does. 

There is a significant need for substance abuse counselors, and the demand is growing faster than the supply. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are about 43,000 openings in this field.

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Important Information Regarding Nursing Schools in Florida and HCI College

HCI College is not listed among the schools, nor is it affiliated with any of the schools listed here who were referenced in the notice of a meeting provided by the Department of Education Commission for Independent Education (CIE). The purpose of this meeting was to address the nursing schools accused of issuing fake diplomas/transcripts. The schools listed were required to report in front of CIE on Friday, February 10th, 2023. Additionally, HCI College is not listed among the schools nor affiliated with the schools that were recently in the media for issuing fake diplomas. 

HCI College has a rigorous program with high standards to ensure that we are producing nurses that are safe to practice in the field of nursing. HCI College believes we have a moral and ethical obligation to the students, graduates, and communities that we serve to produce high-quality, and skilled nursing graduates that are safe to practice with this robust curriculum offered.

Hundreds of students at HCI College have studied the curriculum, passed the needed exams to graduate, and went on to pass the NCLEX. These same students are working as RNs serving the health care needs of our community.

HCI College has been proudly serving the South Florida market, successfully producing medical professionals since our inception in 1993. Over the past three years HCI (combined) has produced approximately 300 graduates who have passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The facts are that HCI College has never issued fake diplomas/transcripts nor sought to block its nursing students from graduating or passing the NCLEX exam. HCI College has also never misrepresented its accreditation status. All HCI College accreditation and licensing can be found in our Catalog as well as on our website. HCI College is accredited, and its graduates are fully prepared and eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN. As an institutionally accredited school, HCI College has always provided students with the tools and training necessary to succeed in the healthcare field.

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Common Medical Assistant Challenges and How to Deal With Them

You’ve finally landed that dream job as a medical assistant, and you can’t wait to start. You know you’ll have your standard day-to-day challenges, but you probably don’t expect them to be too daunting. After all, this is the career you’ve always wanted, right? 

Unfortunately, there are many common medical assistant challenges that you’ll likely encounter as you progress in your career. The job may not always be easy, but with a bit of planning and some insider knowledge of what to expect, these potential problems won’t stand in the way of your success for very long. 

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What is a Substance Abuse Counselor?

Drug and alcohol abuse is a problem that continues to plague society. Consequently, there is a high demand for people to work with those who suffer from addiction and related mental health issues. Substance abuse counselors ensure these people get the help they need. 

During the pandemic, emergency calls rose by 40%, and 42 states experienced increases in overdose deaths. As the opioid crisis continues to impact communities across the country, demand for substance abuse counselors is expected to grow, with a 22% job growth outlook from 2021 to 2031

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How to Earn Your Diploma While Getting Your GED

Earning a General Education Development (GED) and a post-secondary diploma at the same time can seem like an impossible task. After all, most mature students must balance their studies while working or taking care of family responsibilities. It’s not easy, but it is possible, however! 

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5 Tips for Advancing Your Veterinary Assistant Career

The healthcare industry, including animal care, is among the fastest-growing careers today, with an estimated job growth rate of 13% from 2021 to 2031. This growth makes it a great choice for people graduating or looking to change careers. But what’s the best way to get started? People who want to work with animals often start with a veterinary assistant program. This gives them entry to the field without a major investment of time or money and allows them to start working immediately. 

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