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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 2029, 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 (https://www.oplc.nh.gov/new-hampshire-board-nursing). The current approval status of the LPN Program is "Full Approval". 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 didactic instruction, 196.5 hours of faculty-supervised skills laboratory instruction, and 370.5 clock hours of faculty-supervised practicum for a total of 1173 clock hours of training. The LPN program is offered full-time over a thirteen month period and enrolled students are scheduled to attend instructional activities 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.

LPN Program First Time Licensure Pass Rate
 - The first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) for the report period of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 is presented in the table below:

Report Period
NCLEX-PN Pass Rate (Jan 1-Dec 31, 2023)
January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 87.34%

Note: 69 (87.34%) out of a total number of 79 graduates of the LPN program who took the state licensing exam (NCLEX-PN) between January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 passed at the first attempt, resulting in a 87.34% first time pass rate.

LPN Program Completion Rate -The LPN program completion rate (both 100% [on-time] and 150% of program length) for the report period of September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 is presented in the table below:

Report Period                                                                                                                                                              On-time Program Completion Rate(100%)  
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 67%

Note: 74 (67%) out of a total number of 111 students who enrolled in the LPN program between September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 graduated within 100% (On-time) of the program length.

Report Period Program Completion Rate (150% of Program Length)
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 83%

Note: 92 (83%) out of a total number of 111 students who enrolled in the LPN program between September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 graduated within 150% of the program length.

LPN Program Job Placement Rate
- The LPN program job placement rate (175% of program length) for the report period of September 1, 2020 to August 31,2021 is presented in the table below:

Report Period Program Employment Rate 
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 77%

Note: 71 (77%) out of a total number of 92 students who graduated from the LPN program in the cohorts enrolled between september 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021 got employed in the field within 175% of the program length.

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, 2021–22 Edition, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses," on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm. 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 sit 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 Diploma for admission purposes only. However, all foreign High School Diploma 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 must meet the school transfer criteria.

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.