About Us


HAI is dedicated to enhance the field of healthcare by providing, and delivering a hands on, high quality training, relevant education, and a distinct motivational learning environment.

At HAI, we believe that education should take place in a fully inclusive environment with equal opportunities for all. HAI strives to be at the center of the local community with positive and effective links to the wider and global communities.

Our statement “INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT, EMPOWERMENT, EXCELLENCE” reflects our understanding and beliefs. We aim to ensure that the students at HAI are provided with high-quality learning experiences based on a broad and balanced curriculum.

Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding the institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684. Our Nursing Programs are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

"We strive to provide our graduates with an academic foundation and hands on clinical experiences that will enable them to gain placement and employment at the hospitals, healthcare facilities or other healthcare settings of their choice as well as to succeed in those facilities."

“We are different than others”

Hearts Associates Institute delivers a high quality, relevant education and offers exceptional flexibility, accessibility and affordability to deserving, working adults trying to better their lives.

HAI believes everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a college degree. Our goal is for you to be excited about your college experience and come away with a quality education that ignites a successful career. You have our promise that we’ll do everything within our power to reach this goal, beginning right now with the enrollment process.

HAI is for:

HAI will help students building successful lives through our unique curriculum and personal mentoring approach. Armed with these successes, our graduates will have the most impact in strengthening the community, the nation, and in turn, our world.

Conveniently located at Boynton Beach, Florida and remarkably affordable and flexible.

One of the lowest tuition rates in the area, so be excited for a quality education that ignites a successful career. At HAI we will do everything within our power to provide you the hands-on training you need to succeed in your career.

Flexible, 8-week courses offering certificates and diplomas in healthcare for busy, hard working, ambitious adults.

Educational Philosophy

Hearts Associates Institute (HAI) is based on delivering personalized, quality education to each and every student. At Hearts Associates Institute, students are treated as individuals, not numbers. The programs offered are designed to be conceptually comprehensive and geared toward individuals seeking a solid foundation of knowledge and skills required to succeed in their chosen career.

Students are provided with an encouraging, supportive environment conducive to learning and growth both personally and professionally. The classrooms, laboratories, and equipment are industry current. The instructors are dedicated professionals in their area of expertise. The programs are relevant to employers’ needs and focus on areas that offer long-term employment and growth opportunities.

Board of Directors

The governing body of the school operates from the administrative office located at 1054 Gateway Blvd Suite 110 & 104, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426. The Board of Directors (“Board”) oversees HAI. The Board is responsible for ensuring that the Institution is meeting the needs of its constituents, students, and the community. The Board also ensures that HAI maintains institutional integrity.

The Board has delegated the management of the day-to-day operations of HAI to the Chief Executive Officer and President, Dr. Roger Fimerlus and the Administrator Mrs. Marie Benoit. In that capacity, Dr. Fimerlus and Mrs. Benoit are responsible for managing the general operations of Hearts Associates Institute and ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws as well as accreditation requirements. In order to support, the leadership team includes the following positions and responsibilities:

  • Director of Education: manages the Academic Department
  • Student & Academic Affairs: manages the Student Services Department
  • Nursing Program Director: manages the Nursing and Allied Health Department
  • Director of Admissions: manages the Admission Department
  • Registrar/Bursar: manages the registration Department
  • Director of Library: directs the services of the library.


Hearts Associates Institute (HAI) faculty members are selected for their academic qualification and experience. They must meet the Standard as prescribed by the Commission for Independent Education. The faculty members are the keys gate of Hearts Associates Institute’s quality. Members of the faculty have industry or professional experience together with appropriate academic credentials. The faculty brings a high level of professionalism to the classroom and is recognized by their academic and industry peers. Through the guidance of the faculty, theoretical, practical, and creative applications are addressed in the curricula and reinforced by interaction with professionals in the industry for which training is offered. Faculty members are dedicated to academic achievement, professional education, individual attention, and to the preparation of students for their chosen careers.

Hearts Associates Institute (HAI), LLC is committed to deliver a distinct high quality training with integrity and to empower each student to acquire skills, demonstrate knowledge, participate in and exercise the core values of the healthcare profession with excellence.

Our vision is to be a leading, innovative high performing institution  with a broad and balanced curriculum to empower students, as life-long learners, to contribute to the global world and develop their professional growth with integrity, and excellence.

HAI is the right place for career training

One of the lowest tuition rates in the area, so be excited for a quality education that ignites a successful career. At HAI we will do everything within our power to provide you the hands-on training you need to succeed in your career.