Practical Nursing

Fortis Institute in Cuyahoga Falls, OH: Practical Nursing (LPN)

Gain the theory, laboratory and clinical experience for an entry-level career as a practical nurse. Care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural groups and stages of wellness/illness in a variety of clinical settings.

The FORTIS nursing program prepares students with the skills they need to begin a career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

If you are considering practical nursing programs in the Akron area, read on. At FORTIS College in Cuyahoga Falls, we offer a comprehensive training program that can prepare you, in as little as 16 months, to become an LPN. Since we are close to home, you don't have to leave town to pursue your education. you'll be able to train for an in-demand career while staying close to friends, family, and your current job.

Practical nurses play an important role in the delivery of healthcare to individuals, families and communities. They work in a variety of settings, including doctors' offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. Practical nursing is also a growing field that offers significant opportunities. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job opportunities for LPNs are growing much faster than the average for all occupations. An aging population, combined with a rise in chronic diseases, means that more and more people will need the care that LPNs can provide.

What does all this mean for you? It means that choosing a career in practical nursing is a great way to establish a stable career path. LPNs often may, over time, take positions offering increased responsibility and compensation. Many move into supervisory positions, and some eventually pursue additional education and become registered nurses. At FORTIS, we offer educational programs to prepare students to become either a practical nurse or a registered nurses, as well as to prepare to enter other healthcare fields. If you aren't sure which field is right for you, our admissions representatives can help.

As a FORTIS practical nursing student, you'll work closely with your classroom instructors as you learn nursing theory. You and your fellow students will be able to learn the concepts behind your clinical and lab work so that upon graduation you'll be prepared to sit for the licensing exam and your career. In addition, your foundational work in the classroom can help to prepare you for further education, such as an associate's or bachelor's degree in nursing that could lead to becoming a registered nurse.

Of course, you will participate in laboratory and clinical training in our program. In the clinical portion of the program, you will supervised by nursing professionals and other healthcare workers. This allows you to see, and experience, nursing care in action. you'll also have the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and cultural groups while also caring for people with a variety of health conditions. This preparation will serve you well as you look for jobs and develop your career.

After completing your program, you'll be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN examination, the standard licensing examination in the United States for practical nurses. After passing the exam and meeting other licensing requirements, you'll be able to gain your license and begin working as a practical nurse. LPN licenses are generally recognized by nursing boards in other states, so may find that you've suddenly become a lot more mobile.

If you are considering Cuyahoga Falls nursing programs, consider looking into FORTIS. We know you are making a big decision and our admissions representatives are available to answer your questions. Another option is an on-campus visit: We'll be happy to show you our campus and facilities, and you'll have the chance to talk to an admissions adviser in person.

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.*

*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 advisor for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions advisor 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 lifetime graduate employment assistance. 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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