We are a private postsecondary educational College accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

HCI provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and the ability to succeed in their area of employment while grooming them for advancement in their careers and enhancing their service to the community. In addition to offering general education and professional programs at the diploma level, HCI also offers Associate of Science Degrees in healthcare, specifically in the nursing and paramedic fields in addition to an A.S. in fire science for firefighters.

These programs are designed to instill the knowledge and skills of professional practice, as well as foster the values of higher education and social responsibility. We not only employ a faculty and staff comprised of experienced paramedics, firefighters, and nurses in the classroom setting, but your journey will also include hands-on experience with seasoned healthcare professionals in the pre-hospital and hospital arenas.

Job Description Of An Ambulatory Nurse

In short, an Ambulatory Nurse is a Registered Nurse with  extensive knowledge in a wide range of health sciences. Clinical expertise is a must if you want to become an Ambulatory Nurse.


Job Description Of An Agency Nurse

It is common to think that a Nurse is a Nurse. But what some don't realize is that there are many different areas of Nursing. It is important to research the various areas of Nursing before making a decision as to the area you would like to work in.


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HCI is more than just a school! It is a way of life with a mindset that allows you to understand that you can achieve more and go further in your life than you ever imagined with the proper training, support and diligence. We understand that the student may have challenges that require additional support on our side. We know this. We are experienced in working with students who come to us with all levels of academic experience, all ages and from all different ways of life and we are here to help them strive for excellence.

Tina Palermo, President


Health Career Institute began in 1993 as a modest provider of American Heart Association programs. Initially, courses were conducted on a custom basis for physicians, nurses and EMS providers. HCI did not have an office or a staff other than the owners and a few instructors. The school first offered an EMT program in 2002 followed by its paramedic program in 2005.

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Our programs are specifically designed to give you the knowledge and hands-on experience you will need to enter your field.
With a combination of class time and labs, you will be ready to dive into your career and move up the promotional ladder. HCI is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to prepare you for the fast-paced career you will be entering.


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