ADN Programs

Recent events have taught us that nurses are more essential than ever before. Long considered one of the most respected and fulfilling professions, nurses are often referred to as the backbone of the healthcare system. As you consider training for a career as a nurse, learn more about how the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Fortis can put you on the career track you desire.

If you are already a working Practical or Vocational Nurse (LPN or LVN) and are looking to advance your nursing career and become a Registered Nurse (RN), the Fortis Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program has an entry path designed just for you. This educational path offers qualified Licensed Practical Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses with an active license the opportunity to receive academic credit for courses that may have been having completed in an approved PN/VN education program.

Nursing is a growing field and training to become a registered nurse may bring you additional career options. As a working LPN or LVN, training to obtain your associate degree in nursing and, after graduation taking and passing the required licensure exams can open new career possibilities.

Careers for Registered Nurses

There are many career options for registered nurses. RNs provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about all types of health conditions and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their families. Through their work settings and experience, RNs can specialize in several areas, including surgery, paediatrics, geriatrics, oncology, diabetes management, and mental health. They may also work to promote general health through public education and outreach programs.

Graduates of the Fortis ADN program are able to pursue various nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings ranging from schools to outpatient surgery centers to physicians’ offices and more. In many cases, registered nurses may be qualified to pursue nursing positions that do not include patient care such as educators, researchers, administrators or even medical writers. 

Nursing is not only an essential field, but according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for RNs are expected to increase over the next several years.

Associate Degree in Nursing Programs

Fortis’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is thoughtfully designed to provide students with quality academic and clinical instruction balanced between traditional classroom instruction and hands-on skill development. Our program focuses on guiding students to respond to society's continuing healthcare needs as they develop into lifelong learners. The program also provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam. After graduation and passing this licensure exam, students are able to pursue a career as an entry-level registered nurse in a variety of clinical and hospital settings.

The Next Step

Our nursing programs are offered at select campuses in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia. An associate degree in nursing (ADN) provides you with a strong foundation for a successful and rewarding career in the healthcare field, opening up many opportunities for employment in entry-level positions across a variety of settings.

Contact Fortis today to speak to an admissions advisor to learn how our associate degree in nursing programs can prepare you to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam. You may be able to earn your licensure as a registered nurse in less time than you think.

After You Graduate

Fortis has partnered with its sister school, the regionally accredited Denver College of Nursing (DCN), to provide additional education programs for nurses including online RN to BSN and MSN programs. For more information on the DCN programs, please click here.