Train to become a Registered Nurse

Fortis College in Columbia, SC:
Associate Degree in Nursing

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Develop the personal, academic and clinical skills to operate as an entry-level registered nurse. Care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural groups and stages of wellness/illness in a variety of clinical settings.

FORTIS College in Columbia, SC conveniently offers an associate degree in nursing program. The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is designed to provide students with quality academic and clinical instruction. The FORTIS nursing curriculum provides the knowledge and skills to prepare students to be an entry-level registered nurse (RN) 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.

After graduation, associate degree in nursing students may choose take the NCLEX-RN examination to obtain licensure as a registered nurse. Whether you are looking for nursing programs in Columbia, SC to advance your career as an LPN or are just getting started in the nursing field, request information to be on your way to receiving nursing training to prepare to become a registered nurse!

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.

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

Program Costs and Career Outcomes
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