Graduation June 21, 2024 – Guest Speaker Ken West, President & CEO of HCA Florida JFK Hospital

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What Is the Difference Between a Substance Abuse Counselor and a Therapist?

Substance abuse has the capacity to destroy lives, and approximately half of American families have experienced challenges caused by substance use and addiction. For people dealing with a substance abuse disorder, finding help is essential. 

Those who wish to build a career supporting people with substance abuse disorders need to consider where they would like to fit into the recovery process and where their skills are best applied. The most common professional choices for those seeking a career in this field are as a therapist or as a substance abuse counselor. While there are some aspects of these jobs that overlap, each avenue allows you to help substance abuse victims in different ways. 

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The Main Responsibilities of Substance Abuse Counselors

Substance abuse counselors are trained professionals who help people with drug and alcohol problems. They listen to the client, identify their needs, discuss options for treatment, and create a recovery plan. Substance abuse counselors are experts in their field of study and typically have a master’s degree or higher in clinical psychology or social work.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the many responsibilities of substance abuse counselors. 

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How Veterinary Assistants Can Handle Stress: 5 Tips

The work of a veterinary assistant can often be enjoyable, but there are difficult aspects to the profession, especially when the working environment handles a high volume of patients. Assistants often work 40 hours a week, sometimes on weekends and holidays. They can also have many responsibilities—including helping to perform procedures on hurt or sick animals—which can make it difficult to manage stress and emotional health. 

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

One of The Highest Among All Nursing Programs in Palm Beach County

HCI College, an institutionally accredited private post-secondary school, proudly announces that its nursing graduates have attained exceptional National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) pass rates for Q1 of 2023 at its West Palm Beach campus (NCLEX #US70414600). The NCLEX-RN is a standardized exam taken by graduates of nursing programs in the United States to obtain licensure as registered nurses.

As HCI College commemorates its 30th anniversary, graduates at its West Palm Beach campus achieved an impressive 94.12% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam. These remarkable results underscore the commitment and perseverance of students, faculty, and staff at HCI College.

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HCA Florida JFK North Hospital CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at HCI College’s Commencement Ceremony

West Palm Beach, Fla. – HCI College is pleased to announce that Ashley Vertuno, CEO of HCA Florida JFK North Hospital in West Palm Beach, will serve as the keynote commencement speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony. The event will take place on June 2, 2023 at the Spanish River High School Auditorium in Boca Raton.

As a leading healthcare provider in Florida, HCA Healthcare has made a significant commitment to nursing education and workforce development. The organization works closely with key partners like HCI College to enhance the school-to-career medical pipeline in Florida. HCA has already hired HCI College graduates in the past for meaningful career paths in the healthcare industry.

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5 Challenges of Being a Substance Abuse Counselor

It’s still hard for people to talk about addiction recovery without judgment or stigma. However, with increased awareness of mental health issues, more people are starting the dialogue surrounding addiction recovery. Unfortunately, addiction can often be difficult to treat due to these entrenched prejudices—which is why counselors play such an important role in helping those affected get back on their feet and lead healthy lives.  

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HCI College Achieves One of Florida’s Highest Nursing Licensure Exam Pass Rates for 2022

By Florida Daily

HCI College, a private post-secondary nursing school, announced this week that it achieved an 89.1 percent National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate at its West Palm Beach campus in 2022 – one of the highest first-time pass rates of all AD-RN programs in South Florida.

The college’s nursing program flourished, achieving an NCLEX pass rate at its West Palm Beach campus, above the national average of 77.91 percent.

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Medical Assistants vs. Nurses: What’s the Difference?

When exploring a potential career, the educational requirements are some of the main considerations you need to consider. But before you enroll in a program, it’s also prudent to look into the career’s potential for growth. One of the fastest-growing industries is the healthcare sector. From 2021 to 2031, it’s projected to reach a job growth of 13 percent, opening as many as two million jobs in the course of 10 years. 

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