Cincinnati ADN Programs

Cincinnati Area Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs

At Fortis you can develop the academic, clinical and personal skills you need to pursue a position as an entry-level registered nurse.

Recent events have taught us that nurses are essential members of our healthcare system.  And nursing is often described as a calling, more than a job.

As an associate degree in nursing student at Fortis in Cincinnati, you will learn from experienced and dedicated professionals who will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum intentionally and thoughtfully designed to prepare you to enter the field of nursing.   

Our rich curriculum is a balance of traditional classroom instruction, small-group labs, flexible online learning and real-world hands-on clinical experiences. At Fortis, guided by knowledgeable faculty, you will apply your academic education as you learn and refine the hands-on skills you need to succeed. At Fortis, our nursing curriculum teaches students the knowledge and skills they need to be an entry-level registered nurse (RN) in a variety of clinical and hospital settings. After successfully completing the academic program, nursing candidates must pass their NCLEX licensure exam after graduation to qualify and pursue employment as a registered nurse. 

Designed to meet the needs of today’s learners, 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.* 

After graduation, associate degree in nursing students are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN examination to obtain licensure as a registered nurse. 

Working nurses will tell you that nursing is an extremely rewarding career. At Fortis, we help you develop the competence and confidence to pursue your entry-level position as a registered nurse and get started on your new career. Call today to learn more about getting started on your associate degree in nursing program at Fortis in Cincinnati.

Learn How to Move from License Practical or Vocational Nurse to Registered Nurse at Fortis

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.

As a working practical or vocational nurse, you already know the job satisfaction that nursing can bring. Fortis College has a program path designed especially for you. You may even be able 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.

Want to go even further? 

Fortis has partnered with its sister school, the regionally accredited Denver College of Nursing (DCN), to provide additional education programs that can keep you moving on your career path. Associate degree nurses should check out 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.

Frequently asked questions

  • Who is FORTIS?

    FORTIS is a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience for lifelong growth. With the addition of each new campus, Fortis now offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states.

    FORTIS College and FORTIS Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, nursing, medical, dental, business, information technology, massage, cosmetology and the skilled trades such as welding and HVAC.FORTIS College Online also offers online learning platforms for a variety of associate degree programs for adults and members of the military community.

  • What are the admission requirements?

    To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.

    Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission representative for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions representative for more details.

  • Is financial aid available?

    You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At FORTIS, we understand that. That's why FORTIS helps our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.

    • We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
    • We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
    • We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, professors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
  • Does FORTIS help me find a job after graduation?

    At FORTIS, our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.

    FORTIS operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. FORTIS provides career placement assistance to our graduates. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.

  • Is FORTIS accredited?

    If you’re looking for accredited colleges or vocational schools, you have come to the right place! While each campus varies in program offerings, accrediting bodies, and specific programmatic accreditations, all are institutionally accredited! Each of our colleges and institutes are institutionally accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:

    • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
    • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

    See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.

Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.

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