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Educational Programs

A State of New Hampshire Higher Education Commission licensed career school that has supported adult learners since 2006, Harmony Health Care Institute (HHCI) makes your entry level career in healthcare possible through carefully designed healthcare education programs and services. Our educational programs and services are designed with adult learners in mind. As an adult student at HHCI, you are provided with flexible instruction schedule, a variety of support services to help you succeed as a student while you balance work and family commitments.

Contact the Admissions Office today to receive personal assistance as you decide to begin your career in healthcare.

We offer a variety of resources, including technical, academic, financial, and career services, to help you reach your goals.


Licensed Practical Nurse Program

The need for nurses is projected to continue to increase dramatically through 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.* The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program at HHCI offers adults eager to begin a career in the nursing profession the quickest way to do so. With the LPN program at HHCI, you can acquire the knowledge and specialized technical skills necessary for entry-level practical nursing practice in a changing healthcare environment. Our flexible, relevant, evidence-based LPN program equips you with the tools needed for success in a nursing career.

The LPN program provides adult learners with the opportunity earn an LPN certificate as well as:

> Learn from experienced nursing professionals that constitute over 90% of the faculty and administrative staff.
> Apply nursing-care solutions to real-world patient-care problems in diverse healthcare facilities.
> Receive personalized technical and academic support from faculty (also serving as academic advisors) and technical support staff.
> Acquire foundational skills for life-long learning.
> Achieve your educational and career goals without compromising your work and family obligations with the help of HHCI’s flexible program schedule and comprehensive student services.
> Excel in the State Board’s licensure examination (NCLEX-PN).

Our LPN program is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing (www.nh.gov/nursing/). The current approval status of the LPN Program is "Approved on Probation". Students enrolled in the LPN Program are eligible to sit for the Licensure Examination (National Council Licensure Examination for License Pratical Nurses- NCLEX-PN) upon graduation.

Admission Requirements
The admission requirements are:

  •  Must be 18 years or older.
  • Minimum of High School Diploma/GED (official transcript required; foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a U.S. recognized credential evaluation agency)
  •  Passing Scores on Entrance Testing
  • Three References (two professional references and one personal reference)
  •  Personal Goal Statement
  • Resume/Work History

Transcript must be an official copy to be accepted. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a U.S. recognized credential evaluation agency (visit: http://www.naces.org for approved list).


Program Completion Requirements

The LPN program provides 606 hours of classroom instruction, 196.5 hours of faculty-supervised skills laboratory instruction and 340.5 clock hours of faculty-supervised practicum and 30 clock hours of externship for a total of 1173 clock hours of training. The LPN program is offered full-time over a thirteen month period and enrolled students attend school four days per week.

For the LPN program, a minimum of 75% of the required courses must be completed at HHCI. Students are allowed to transfer previously earned credits from other accredited institutions; however transfer of previously earned credits from other institutions is limited to non-nursing courses and a maximum of 25% of the required courses. In addition to evaluating official transcript information to determine the extent of credit awarded.

For additional information on transfer of previously earned credits you may call the Admissions Office at 1-(603)-886-0822 or email at info@harmony-health.org.

Program Data

HHCI is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Please find below detailed information for the LPN Program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

Occupations - The LPN program generally prepares students to enter the types of occupations listed below. For more information on these specific occupations, visit www.onetonline.org.

In addition to this list, there are other career options that graduates of this program may choose to pursue.

View examples of our student and alumni accomplishments in their chosen fields.

Occupation Name* Occupation Code*
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 29-2061.00

*The “occupation name” is a general job title. “Occupation code” refers to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Standard Occupation Classification.


Program Completion Rate
- The program completion rate is the percentage of students who graduated between September 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015, who completed this program in the normal completion time

Rate Percentage
On-time completion rate 73%

Note: Out of a total number of 26 students enrolled in the LPN program between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, 19 graduated within 150% of the program length.

Program NCLEX Pass Rate - The program NCLEX Pass Rate is the percentage of students who graduated between September 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015 and pass the State Boards licensure examination at their first attempt.

Rate Percentage
First Attempt 89%

Note: Out of total number of 19 students that attempted the NCLEX-PN examination from the cohorts enrolled between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, 17 passed the examination on first attempt.

Program Employment Rate - The program Employment Rate is the percentage of students who graduated between September 1, 2014, and August 31, 2015, and became employed in the Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Occupation.

Rate Percentage
On-time employment rate

89%

Note: Out of a total number of 24 students that graduated in the cohorts enrolled between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, 17 graduates got employed within 175% of program length. *Subject to change as we continue to collect data from graduates.  

Employment rate (Placement rate) as reported to the accrediting agency (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) is based on those students completing the program and gaining verified employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse within 175% of the program length (23 months from the date of enrollment).  The employment/placement rate does not include graduates excluded from the calculated percentage due to death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or international students who have returned totheir coutry of origin.Additionally, the employment/placement rate does not include graduates who may be employed but whose employment could not be verified.                                                                                  
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010–11 Edition, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses," on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm (viewed online March 11, 2011). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.


Applying to HHCI

To apply for admission to any of HHCI’s career educational programs, you follow the steps as outlined below:

>    Review the information provided under forms on entrance testing
>    Schedule an appointment to seat for the entrance testing.
>    If successful on the entrance testing, you may at this time download the admission processing forms from the homepage, complete the forms as required and submit to the admission department along with your non-refundable admission processing fee.

Once your completed admission application forms are received by the admissions department and verified to be appropriately completed, you will be scheduled for admissions interview. At the completion of the admission interview, the admissions department will forward your application folder to the Admissions, Progression and Retention Committee [APRC] for its review and recommendation. The APRC will review your application and make determination as to your qualification for the program you applied for and based on the finding, the committee will make a recommendation for the school to admit or deny your admission. A letter informing you of the school’s decision will be generated and mailed to you once it is reached.


Non-US High School or College Transcripts

HHCI accepts non-United States High School or College transcripts for admission purposes only. However, such transcripts must be evaluated by one of the regionally or nationally recognized educational record evaluating agencies. An example of an educational credential evaluating such agency is: Center for Educational Documentation.

Learn more about joining the HHCI student community. Request information or call 1-603-886-0822.

Transferring Previously Earned Credit

HHCI permits transfer of related previously earned credits from other accredited educational institutions. However, we require that students seeking to transfer previously earned credits provide HHCI with official transcripts of the credits and successfully complete the required validation testing in order for the request to be approved. With unofficial transcripts, we can give you an estimate of which credits might be transferable. However, for credits to actually transfer, your official transcripts and the validation testing are required.

Please contact the admissions department to learn more about how to transfer previously earned credits to an HHCI program. The admissions department can help you determine whether transcripts are official or unofficial and provide guidance on sending transcripts to HHCI. Once you are accepted in the program, your admission letter will be accompanied by a list with of all transferable credits that are approved and how they align with your program of study.

For your previously earned college credits to be considered, you must meet the following criteria:

>    Earned credit must be within five years prior to matriculation.
>    Course(s) must post a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher.
>    Successfully complete the applicable validation testing.

Note that there may be additional program-specific transfer of credit criteria. Request information or call 1-603-886-0822.