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HCI College Establishes Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with Walden University

West Palm Beach, Fla.HCI College, an institutionally accredited private post-secondary school known for its health care and technical field programs, today announced a formal Articulation Agreement with Walden University. This collaboration marks a significant step in fostering academic progression and providing students with flexible learning pathways.

Under this Agreement, Walden University will recognize the academic coursework from HCI College, facilitating the transfer of credits toward Walden’s bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in various disciplines, including nursing, human services, and more.

Students from HCI College can transfer up to 135 quarter credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree at Walden University, with the transferability of specific credits for the following programs:

  • AS Nursing to Walden University RN-BSN
  • AS Nursing to Walden University RN-BSN Accelerate into Master’s (AIM)
  • AS Nursing to Walden University RN-MSN Specialty Practice
  • AS Nursing to Walden University RN-MSN Nurse Practitioner
  • AS Substance Abuse Counseling to Walden University BS Human Services-Addictions

“Partnering with Walden University aligns with our mission to broaden educational opportunities,” said David Shelpman, Group Campus President and Chief Operating Officer of HCI College. “This agreement streamlines the credit transfer process, a practical step for HCI College to advance academically and professionally. Our focus remains on providing relevant and accessible pathways to support the success of our students and faculty in the healthcare field.”

This partnership also introduces a 10% tuition reduction for students enrolling at Walden University to support the continuing education of the HCI College community. This tuition benefit applies from the date of the Agreement and for the duration of the student’s continuous enrollment.

Walden University, accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, and HCI College, accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, share a commitment to higher education and social responsibility. This Agreement reflects their mutual dedication to supporting students and professionals in achieving their academic and career goals.

The Agreement will automatically renew every three years and allows for annual curriculum reviews to ensure the transfer pathways remain relevant and beneficial for students. Both institutions maintain the right to enter into similar agreements with other educational entities, underscoring the non-exclusive nature of this partnership.

HCI College is committed to communicating this new affiliation to its community and will host Walden representatives for recruitment activities, ensuring the opportunities are well-known.

For more information about the alliance with Walden University or the benefits of the Walden University affiliation, please contact David Shelpman, Group Campus President and Chief Operating Officer, at (561) 570-8043 or dshelpman@hci.edu.


About HCI College

HCI College is a private accredited postsecondary school in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale with diploma and associate degree programs for Nursing, Practical Nursing, Substance Abuse Counseling, Medical Assisting, Emergency Medical Services, and Veterinary Assisting. HCI College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. HCI’s programs are designed to instill the knowledge and skills of professional practice and foster the values of higher education and social responsibility. HCI faculty consists of experienced practitioners and educators. Instruction involves classroom and hands-on experience with seasoned professionals in the pre-hospital and hospital environments. For more information, visit https://www.hci.edu.

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