Associate Degree In Nursing
Fortis College in Columbia, SC: Associate Degree in Nursing
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 academic 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 to 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 general education programs that may have been completed in an approved PN/VN education combined with having an active LPN license. Contact Fortis today to speak to an admissions advisor 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.
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
advisors 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 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)
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.