The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Fortis College in Salt Lake City recently received initial accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The NLNAC accreditation is effective until Spring 2018. While state board of nursing approval is required for nursing programs to operate, many consider NLNAC or CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) to be the “gold standards” of nursing accreditation. “Salt Lake City’s nursing program was launched in 2010. To earn NLNAC accreditation for its Associate Degree in Nursing program within three years is an exemplary accomplishment,” noted Fortis Vice President of Nursing Dr. Robert Anders, who directs one of the largest nursing education providers in the U.S. The Fortis network of nursing campuses encompasses more than 5,000 students and 38 nursing programs across 13 states. Fortis also has received international recognition for leadership in using simulation technology to educate nursing students. In announcing the NLNAC accreditation for the ADN program, Dean of Nursing Traci Hardell extended special thanks to her nursing faculty and staff for their tremendous effort in achieving the recognition, as well as the school’s community partners who supported the program in its infancy. “This is a great accomplishment for our campus and a great day at Fortis College, Salt Lake City,” she added. Learn more about the Salt Lake City and other Fortis nursing programs at www.fortis.edu.