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  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Billing Coder
  • HVAC Technician
  • Limited Scope X-Ray Technician
  • Medical Assistant

Fortis Institute in Port St. Lucie, FL | 9022 South US Highway 1 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 • (772) 221-9799

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Nursing, Medical, Skilled Trades & More

Whether you are starting or changing careers, looking into FORTIS Institute is a smart move. Our healthcare school in Port St. Lucie prepares students for entry-level positions in several different careers and workplace settings.

Nursing, Medical and Dental Career Field Options

The statistics are clear: Some of the fastest growing careers are in healthcare. FORTIS nursing, medical, and dental programs at its Port St. Lucie campus allow students to pursue their training while staying close to home.

FORTIS offers education and training in multiple health care fields, allowing students to pursue a career that is best suited to their interests, abilities, and potential. The classroom hours it takes to complete these programs varies and career options include:

Registered Nursing:

FORTIS offers a fully accredited associate degree in nursing (ADN) program that prepares students to lead to a career as a registered nurse (RN). Graduates of our program will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, which is a requirement for licensure.

Practical Nursing

There is a growing need for practical nurses in a variety of healthcare settings, including doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals. Students in our practical nursing program can complete educational requirements in about a year and may be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Dental Assisting

Research shows that oral health plays a huge role in overall wellness. Dental assistants help run dental offices and assist dentists with providing oral care to patients. This is a great career choice!

Medical Assisting and Medical Assisting with Basic X-Ray Operation

Medical assistants perform a variety of tasks, including medical office administration and basic patient care under the supervision of doctors and nurses. US News & World Report recently named medical assisting as one of “The 100 Best Jobs.”

Medical Billing and Coding

Healthcare providers have to complete and manage a lot of paperwork. There is a need for well-trained professionals who know how to appropriately code billing and insurance paperwork.


There is always opportunity for those with training in the skilled trades such as HVAC. FORTIS also offers a diploma program that can lead to an entry-level career as a heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC) technician. Our program offers training in computerized diagnostics so that students may be well-prepared to enter this growing field.

Continuing Education

If you are already in a healthcare career that you love, check out the continuing education programs that FORTIS offers. Maintain your credentials by completing our American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS), nursing assistant and phlebotomy certification.

Taking the Next Step

FORTIS admissions representatives are standing by and eager to talk to you about your career goals. Contact us via online chat, phone or email, and we’ll be glad to answer your questions and set up an on-campus visit.


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Graduate Testimonials

"Going to college it was a lot different than from what my friends did. But I made a lot of friends. I learned a lot from the instructors."

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  • Who we are

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    Doreen C.

    I was actually nervous when I signed up for the course thinking that I’m going to be with a lot of younger people but it was wonderful because there was a large collection of different ages of people and different types of people. It was great.

    Doreen C.

    Marcus W.

    Fortis Institute made a difference because I don’t think I would have been able to obtain my certification if I hadn’t come here. I mean, they just accommodated me and my scheduling.

    Marcus W.

    Juan M.

    I wanted to have a steady pay with benefits so I needed a career program. It seemed like a productive area to get into with many opportunities for advancement and for increasing my knowledge in the HVACR field. I wanted a job and career that would pay the bills and give me a secure profession.

    Juan M.

    Carrie F. (2)

    I chose Fortis because it felt like home to me. Ever since I walked through the doors they were great in human resources, great with financial aid; it was just the whole entity of the entire program and then once I walked through the doors of the nursing program it literally just felt like home and it’s where I wanted to be.

    Carrie F. (2)

    Melissa G.

    The teachers at Fortis were great and helped me find an externship, which then became a full-time job for me. It feels great to have a new career path and I am excited for what the future will bring.

    Melissa G.

  • Accreditation and State Authorization

    FORTIS Institute in Port St. Lucie, Florida is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools:

    Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 North
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    (703) 917-9503
    email: info@abhes.org


    Mission and Purposes

    FORTIS Institute provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of diploma programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities. FORTIS Institute strives to develop within its students the desire for life-long and continued education. The staff at FORTIS Institute believes that they make an important contribution to the economic growth and social well-being of the Port St Lucie area. FORTIS Institute educates its students to help meet the economic needs of their community in entry-level positions. The educational process is a change-oriented approach to education that provides the community with graduates who possess the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in existing and emerging career occupations.

    The following goals are integral to the mission of FORTIS Institute:

    • To develop each student’s individual and professional growth, including written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies.
    • To develop each student’s professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content.
    • To promote self-discipline and motivation so that students may enjoy success in their career and in society.
    • To attract and retain effective and qualified instructors who are familiar with current medical and/or technical practices, and who motivate and develop students.
    • To offer sound diploma programs.
    • To maintain a dynamic organization that is responsible and responsive to its constituencies.
    • To minimize economic disadvantages as a barrier to postsecondary education by providing financial aid services and by accepting students without regard to age, sex, religion, race, physical challenges, or economic or social background.
    • To assist graduates in finding positions for which they are trained.
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