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:
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.
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).
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.
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.