The Healthcare Workforce of Tomorrow
Health Career Institute programs address the existing and future acute shortage of nurses.
The U.S. healthcare industry is facing a serious gap between the supply of qualified caregivers and the anticipated demand for care, driven by a number of factors:
- The U.S. population continues to grow, while average life expectancies are increasing – this is particularly true in Florida which is now the third largest state
- Millions of baby boomers are reaching retirement age, including those in healthcare professions – and many continue the decades long trend of moving to Florida
- New regulations are increasing demand for healthcare services from all segments of the population
Between replacement needs and new demand, healthcare organizations are currently experiencing a shortage of skilled healthcare workers which is forecasted to increase over the next ten years.
A workforce survey by the Florida Center for Nursing shows that vacancies and turnover began to accelerate in 2011. By 2020, Florida will be faced with a convergence of an aging nurse population – resulting in decreased supply – and an aging general population – resulting in increased demand. The nonprofit center predicts that Florida, already experiencing a shortage of nurses, will by 2025 experience a 50,000 position shortage of registered nurses.
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Health Career Institute Helps Build the Healthcare Workforce of Tomorrow
Health Career Institute, founded in 1998, offers degrees and certificates for in-demand programs including nursing, paramedic, and EMT. Accredited by ACCSC, and licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing, HCI is located in a 20,000 square foot, modern office park in West Palm Beach, Florida. HCI has traditionally focused on adult learners in the emergency responder community who serve everyday on the front line meeting the health care needs of Florida residents.
Today, with an enrollment of approximately 250 students, HCI is a leading provider of health care education in the Palm Beach County. In 2016, HCI will expand into Broward County.
HCI’s programs are enhanced by collaboration with several area hospitals such as Bethesda Hospital, Broward University Hospital, Delray Hospital, Palm Beach Gardens Hospital, and West Palm Hospital. HCI students complete required internship programs at these hospitals as well as many other local employers such as Palm Beach Fire & Rescue.
“Health Care careers attract ambitious and highly professional people and require unique skill sets and qualifications our graduates will learn through HCI’s highly regarded, hands-on training taught by highly skilled and real life experienced teachers,” stated campus president , Brenda Green. Green further states, “HCI will play a major role in addressing South Florida’s current and future need for highly trained health care professionals – come and be a part of our success.”
If you are interested in learning more about Health Career Institute, please call us at 561-586-0121 to schedule a visit at our West Palm Beach campus, located at 1764 North Congress Avenue. We are open seven days a week from 8 am until 7 pm.