To provide sound academic and technical career education in healthcare to adult students of diverse backgrounds that is aimed at preparing them for safe, ethical, and effective entry level practice in healthcare.
Harmony Health Care Institute (HHCI) believes that every individual has an innate ability to learn and that this ability is only evident when the learning environment is appropriate. HHCI believes that an appropriate educational environment must integrate values and principles that include at minimum the following:
♦ Education is a lifelong process and should be accessible to the public irrespective of background.
♦ Education is a partnership endeavor between the Students and their Teachers in which both parties share in the responsibility of the teaching and learning process.
♦ Students must be provided with an educational environment that is culturally congruent, conducive for learning and supportive of the teaching and learning process. Such an environment is created and nurtured through the acceptance of students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sound educational planning, an effective student support program and positive role modeling.
♦ Students’ learning experiences must be grounded in basic skills, evidence-based knowledge, and positive attitudes that are necessary for effective entry level practice and lifelong learning.
♦ Educational experiences that are grounded in basic skills, evidence-based knowledge and positive attitudes will produce graduates with sound knowledge base, requisite clinical competencies, strong work ethic and lifelong learning skills that are necessary for safe, ethical, and effective entry level practice.
HHCI is a privately owned and operated postsecondary educational institution incorporated in March 2006 to provide health career educational opportunities to adult students who desire a career in healthcare. HHCI received its initial licensure to operate as a postsecondary career educational institution in April 2006 from the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education. The New Hampshire Board of Nursing approved its Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program in September 2006. The LPN program enrolled its first cohort of students in December 2006 and graduated its first class in December 2007. Since then, the LPN program has graduated more than five hundred Licensed Practical Nurses. The LPN program is the only program currently offered at HHCI.
HHCI is currently lead by a Team of academically and experientially qualified healthcare professionals who has been with the institution since its inception in 2006. Academically, the members of the leadership team are all prepared at the Masters Degree level. Experientially, the leadership team has a combined healthcare practice and leadership of experience of approximately 60 years. The members of the leadership team at HHCI are all approved for their roles by the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education and the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.
Our faculty team is made of professionals in their various fields and are academically and experientially qualified for their faculty roles (i.e., the courses they teach). Every faculty member at HHCI is approved for their role by the New Hampshire Department of Education, Division of Educator Support and Higher Education and the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.
Our student body is comprised of adult learners from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Majority of our students are adults with work and family obligations. Yet a great many of them are successful in completing the required course-work in their program of study.