West Palm Beach Campus nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the ACEN. This candidacy status expires on May 5, 2025

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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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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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The Impact of the Pandemic on Higher Education

Higher education often means meeting new people, enjoying new experiences, and discovering new places. With lockdowns and pandemic restrictions in place, particularly with uncertainty due to the emergence of COVID variants, much has changed about how students learn. 

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