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Fortis Institute in Port St. Lucie, FL, FL:
Associate Degree in Nursing

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Earn your nursing degree at FORTIS Institute in Port St. Lucie, FL, and develop the personal, academic, and clinical skills you need for healthcare settings.

Do you want to find a nursing school in south Florida? FORTIS Institute in Port St. Lucie, FL conveniently offers an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program that is designed to provide students with quality academic and clinical instruction. The FORTIS nursing curriculum provides the knowledge and skills to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam and pursue a career as an entry-level registered nurse in a variety of clinical and hospital settings upon passing their licensure exam after graduation. The nursing associate degree at FORTIS educates students in response to society's continuing healthcare needs while developing lifelong learners.

Upon graduation from our Florida nursing programs, associate degree in nursing students will take the NCLEX-RN examination to obtain licensure as a registered nurse. Whether you are an LPN looking to advance your career or are just getting started in the nursing field, request information to be on your way to receiving nursing training to prepare to be a registered nurse!

This is a hybrid program, which means that the majority of the program is taken at the campus and several courses within the program (less than 50% of the program) are taken online. The program’s blend of on campus and online courses allows students to experience all the support and services our school has to offer as well the flexibility and convenience of online classes.*

Are you a Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse who wants to advance your career?

If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) who wants to advance your nursing career to become a Registered Nurse (RN), the Fortis ADN program provides an entry path just for LPNs and LVNs.

There are many good reasons for LPNs/LVNs to return to school to become RNs. Generally speaking, RNs usually earn higher pay than LPNs/LVNs. RNs can have more career options and can enter positions in healthcare settings that may not hire LPNs/LVNs (employ only RNs). Associate Degree licensed RNs also usually have more options for professional advancement. In recent years there have been fewer hospitals hiring LPN/LVNs, and this trend is expected to continue.

The Fortis Nursing entry path also offers many LPNs/LVNs the opportunity to receive academic credit for having completed an approved PN/VN education and having an active LPN license. Contact Fortis today to speak to an admissions representative to learn how Fortis can prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam to earn your licensure as a registered nurse in less time than you might think.

In addition, Fortis has partnered with its sister school, the regionally accredited Denver College of Nursing (DCN), to provide further education programs that can result in career advancement opportunities for Associate Degree nurses through its online RN to BSN and MSN programs. For more information on the DCN programs, please click here.

*The number of classes taken online varies each term, and some terms in the program may be taught entirely on campus. Speak to one of our admissions representatives for more information.


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