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Associate Degree in Nursing in Richmond, VA

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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.

Looking to earn your associate degree in nursing in Richmond, Virginia? Enroll in FORTIS’ program to get your ADN degree in Richmond, Virginia and you’ll develop the academic, clinical, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for a successful career in healthcare.

Nursing Careers

Nurses care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural groups and stages of wellness/illness in a variety of clinical settings.

The job outlook for nurses is expected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, so now is a great time to get started on your path toward a nursing career! An associate's degree in nursing (ADN) is the first step to great future career opportunities, providing you with a solid career foundation in the healthcare field. The ADN degree provides many opportunities for students to work in entry-level nursing positions, making it the perfect degree for entering this important profession within the medical field. 

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

FORTIS’ ADN Program in Richmond, VA is designed to provide students with quality academic and clinical instruction. Our nursing curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to sit for the national licensing exam (the NCLEX exam) and pursue a career as an entry-level registered nurse (RN). In this program, students are educated in response to society's continuing healthcare needs, while becoming lifelong learners.

After graduating from our nursing program, and passing your licensure exam, you’ll be ready to begin an exciting nursing career in a variety of healthcare settings.

A Hybrid Program

This is a hybrid program with ADN classes in Virginia being offered both on campus and online. The majority of the program is taken on campus, however there are several courses in the program (less than 50%) that are taken online. This blend of on campus and online courses enables students to experience all the support and services our school has to offer, in addition to having more flexible and convenient options when it comes to scheduling their classes. 

The Next Step

Whether you are an LPN looking to advance your career, or are just getting started in the nursing field, contact us today to obtain more information about getting an ADN degree in Richmond, VA. Begin our program and you’ll be on your way to receiving excellent nursing training that will prepare you for a rewarding nursing career! Feel free to reach us by phone, email, or live online chat.

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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