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  • 2019 EA Circle of Excellence Award Winners Announced

    7/29/2019

  • Fortis Institute In Pensacola Granted ACEN Accreditation For Its Registered Nursing Program

    4/17/2018

    <p>The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program at Fortis Institute in Pensacola has been granted accreditation, with no stipulations, by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The program's initial accreditation is effective through October 2022.</p> <p>ACEN accreditation was approved by the Board of Commissioners at its March 8-9 meeting based on findings by the ACEN site visit team last fall. In a letter notifying Dean of Nursing Dr. Lisa Carwie, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, that the RN (Registered Nursing) program had been awarded accreditation, ACEN Chief Executive Officer Marsal P. Stoll, EdD, MSN, congratulated her on "this outstanding achievement," adding, "We thank you and your colleagues for your commitment to quality nursing education."</p> <p>ACEN accreditation is the result of an intense, two-year process that includes a self-study document, site visit, and review by a panel of experts from the accrediting agency.</p> <p>"This is a very noteworthy achievement for our nursing program and a great day for our students, graduates and staff!" Dr. Carwie said. "Accreditation reinforces that our Associate of Science in Nursing degree is on equal footing with the nation's top RN programs. We're both proud and thrilled by this achievement and what it means for our students."</p> <p>"ACEN accreditation is one of the 'gold standards' of nursing accreditations," added Fortis Vice President of Nursing Dr. Sheila Burke, DNP, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC. "It enables students to do their clinical studies at a wider range of top facilities and our graduates to gain employment at a variety of major hospital networks across the region."</p> <p>Fortis Institute-Pensacola joins nursing programs at Fortis College campuses in Salt Lake City, Indianapolis and Centerville, OH, and the affiliated Denver College of Nursing in earning ACEN accreditation.</p> <p>The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is nationally recognized as a specialized accrediting agency for post-secondary and higher degree programs in nursing education. Responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs (Clinical Doctorate, Master's Degree, Baccalaureate Degree, Associate Degree, Diploma, and Practical Nursing program), ACEN has authority and accountability for carrying out the responsibilities inherent in the application of standards and criteria, accreditation processes and policy-making, among other duties. </p> <p>The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. To reach ACEN, call 404-975-500 or visit www.acenursing.org.</p> <p>Fortis campuses create strong learning environments for students who will become tomorrow's nurses. One of the largest nursing education providers in the U.S., the Fortis network of nursing programs has enrolled more than 5,000 students nationwide and operates over 23 nursing programs in 13 states. Fortis Colleges and Institutes have received international recognition for their use of simulation technology to educate students who will become tomorrow's nurses. </p> <p>"The nursing team at Pensacola has done such a fabulous job that I am constantly asked to share our best practices with other campuses," Carwie noted. "I really believe in the Fortis educational process. ACEN accreditation just adds to its luster."</p>

  • CONGRATULATIONS 2016 EA CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

    11/8/2017

    <p>The Circle of Excellence is an annual awards program that recognizes employees at the campus level who have demonstrated professional excellence and exceptional dedication to our colleges, institutions and, more importantly, to our students.</p> <p>More than 30 awards have been bestowed to employees for their 2016 accomplishments in fields ranging from Admissions, Education, Career Services, Nursing, Financial Aid, Business Office Manager, Registrar, and Campus President. In fact, this year&rsquo;s Fall edition of the EA Newsletter is dedicated to honoring award winners, sharing inspiring bios and giving glimpse of just how good award winners are at what they do.</p> <p>You can find copies by clicking the links to the PDFs below for each version. We are delighted to be afforded an opportunity to recognize employees for their many contributions and diligence. Congratulations to the 2016 Circle of Excellence award winners!</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.edaff.com/COE/COE_Newsletter_2016.pdf">Circle Of Excellence - Campus Winners</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.edaff.com/COE/COE_Newsletter_AdmReps_2016.pdf">Circle Of Excellence - Admissions Representatives</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.edaff.com/COE/COE_Newsletter_Faculty_2016.pdf">Circle Of Excellence - Faculty</a></li> </ul>

  • Fortis College in Orange Park to Hold Its First Nursing Pinning Ceremony

    3/22/2016

    <br /> ORANGE PARK, Fla. &ndash; Fortis College in Orange Park launched its Associate Degree in Nursing program in 2014 to help address growing demand for registered nurses (RNs). Two years later, the campus&rsquo; first class of nursing students will graduate on April 1. <br /> <br /> To recognize the new graduates, Fortis College will host its first Candle Lighting &amp; Pinning Ceremony this month. Each new nursing grad will recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge, which reads in part: &ldquo;With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> The Nursing Pinning and Candle Lighting ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Memorial Hospital Auditorium (3625 University Boulevard S., Jacksonville, FL 32216).<br /> <br /> Nurses &ndash; specifically registered nurses &ndash; are in short supply. <br /> <br /> In its January 2016 &ldquo;Demand for Nurses in Florida&rdquo; report, the Florida Center for Nursing estimated the statewide shortage at nearly 12,500 RNs as of July 2015. On March 14, Monster.com listed more than 1,000 RN vacancies in Jacksonville, with 345 job postings in Orange Park alone. The need is significant.<br />

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO 2015 EA COE AWARD WINNERS

    5/13/2015

    We are delighted to be afforded an opportunity to recognize employees for their many contributions and diligence.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN HOUSTON LAUNCHES NEW ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE PROGRAM IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

    1/27/2015

    Fortis College in Houston has been preparing students for careers in health care since 1991. The campus now has expanded its career education options to include an Associate of Applied Science degree program in Healthcare Management.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN BATON ROUGE LAUNCHES NEW STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

    12/11/2014

    Fortis College in Baton Rouge now offers a Sterile Processing Technician program that will provide students an education in a fast-growing healthcare career.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN CUTLER BAY GRADUATES FIRST CLASS FROM ITS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PROGRAM

    11/20/2014

    <p><span><a href="/campuses/career-training/19600-south-dixie-highway-cutler-bay-fl.aspx"><span>Fortis College in Cutler Bay</span></a></span><span>&nbsp;celebrated the first graduating class from its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program during commencement exercises Oct. 10. The campus extends special congratulation to its BSN graduates.</span></p> <p>In all, <strong>55</strong> Nursing, Medical Assisting and Pharmacy Technology students graduated. Former Miami-Dade County District 11 Commissioner Joe A. Martinez delivered the commencement address. Martinez is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida&rsquo;s 26<sup>th</sup> Congressional District.</p>

  • FORTIS INSTITUTE IN WEST PALM BEACH LAUNCHES NEW DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM

    11/20/2014

    <p><span><a href="/campuses/career-training/1630-south-congress-ave-palm-springs-fl.aspx">Fortis Institute in West Palm Beach</a></span><span> has launched a Dental Assisting program, offering area students an education in what the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts will remain one of the nation&rsquo;s fastest-growing careers.</span></p> <p><span><strong>The campus currently is enrolling students for </strong><a href="../../../../../../campuses/career-training/dental-assisting/1630-south-congress-ave-palm-springs-fl.aspx"><span><strong>Dental Assisting</strong></span></a><strong> classes that will begin soon.</strong> In preparation for the program start, President Fabian Fernandez says the campus has completed a new, six-station dental lab where students can receive hands-on training and be able to practice their dental skills.</span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;The program is a great opportunity for area residents interested in careers in healthcare &ndash; especially at a time when unemployment remains high in certain job categories,&rdquo; Fernandez said. &ldquo;While jobs are never certain in any profession, healthcare just might be among the nation&rsquo;s most recession-proof careers, especially as medical options and coverage expand.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 <em>Occupational Outlook Handbook</em>, there could be as many as 70,000 new dental assistant job openings nationwide through 2022. Employment growth for dental assistants is projected at nearly 25%, which is &ldquo;much faster than the average.&rdquo; <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report Money</em> (<a href="http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/dental-assistant"><span>money.usnews.com</span></a>) ranks dental assisting in its Top 30 healthcare jobs, adding the profession offers &ldquo;high upward mobility and above average flexibility.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>Dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties, often working in dental practices, mobile dental units, hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies and healthcare facilities. Fortis Institute&rsquo;s Dental Assisting program provides students with hands-on strategies and techniques for working chair-side with dentists as they examine and treat patients</span></p> <p><span>Upon completion of the program, Fortis graduates will be prepared for entry-level employment opportunities as dental assistants in a variety of workplaces.</span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;Working as a dental assistant is rewarding, in and of itself,&rdquo; notes Rita Eaton, the campus&rsquo; program director for Dental Assisting. &ldquo;Beyond that, the experience they receive&nbsp; working with patients, learning safety procedures, and understanding a dental office&rsquo;s logistics may lead to expanded responsibilities, career advancement, and financial rewards as well.&rdquo;</span></p>

  • NEW FORTIS ORANGE PARK CAMPUS ELEVATES STUDENT EXPERIENCE TO NEW LEVEL

    11/20/2014

    When students enter their new Fortis College campus in Orange Park, Fla., they experience a series of transformative moments. It’s all about the new surroundings and enhanced learning environment.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN SMYRNA WILL HOST ITS QUARTERLY FREE DENTAL DAY FOR KIDS AT ITS ON-CAMPUS DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC.

    8/19/2014

    <p>WHAT: Fortis College in Smyrna will host its quarterly Free Dental Day for Kids at its on-campus Dental Hygiene Clinic.</p> <p>WHO: The Fortis College Dental Programs director and dental hygiene/dental assisting faculty and students will provide exams and teeth cleanings to approximately 25 children from the local community. The school is providing six-month follow-up oral care to children who had previously been to the clinic. The Learning Center Store has been invited to provide craft activities for the kids while they await their exams.</p> <p>While children are being treated, Fortis College EMT and Medical Assisting administrators, faculty and students will take vitals and blood pressure readings for parents, guardians and family members at tables outside the clinic and provide health tips for treating/preventing diabetes and hypertension.</p> <p>WHEN: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. &ndash; Wednesday, July 23, 2014</p> <p>WHERE: Fortis College, Dental Clinic<br /> 2108 Cobb Parkway SE<br /> Smyrna, GA 30080<br /> 678-460-0910</p> <p>WHY: Nothing&rsquo;s more full of joy than a child&rsquo;s smile. Fortis College in Smyrna is working to ensure the community&rsquo;s kids get the care and education necessary for happy smiles. Children will receive dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays, sealants and information on caring for their teeth so they can enjoy a healthy mouth and teeth for a lifetime.</p> <p>Fortis College Region Vice President/Acting Campus President Jim Herbst and Director of Dental Programs Dr. Valerie Carter will be available to speak with media.</p>

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN RAVENNA HOSTS SPRING GRADUATION APRIL 6 AT NORTHEAST OHIO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

    8/19/2014

    <p>When Fortis College in Ravenna graduates march across the stage to receive their diplomas and certificates on April 6, it will mark the next chapter in their lives &ndash; one filled with new career aspirations.</p> <p>They also will be celebrating a first of sorts. This group of graduates will be the first from the Ravenna campus to have their commencement address delivered by a state senator. Ohio Sen. John Eklund (R-District 18) who represents the district in which Fortis College is located, has graciously accepted the school&rsquo;s invitation to be its graduation speaker.</p> <p>More than 40 students who have completed career-based education programs ranging from Health Information Technology, Business, Criminal Justice, Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting, to Pharmaceutical Technician, Heating and Cooling, and Welding Technology will graduate during the ceremony. Graduating is a tremendous achievement for many non-traditional students who must overcome life challenges that often impede success. Fortis recognizes the intestinal fortitude, perseverance, and self-sacrifice its graduates must demonstrate just to finish their chosen program of study and march across the stage at graduation.</p> <p>The Fortis College graduation ceremony will be held at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), 4209 Ohio 44, Rootstown, OH 44272, beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6.</p> <p>In his commencement remarks, Sen. Eklund, who previously spoke to students about the education and training they were receiving during a campus tour to learn more about proprietary college operations, will speak about the value education can provide campus graduates as they face life&rsquo;s challenges and advance in their chosen careers.</p> <p>&ldquo;Students and staff of Fortis College are honored to have State Senator Eklund as our commencement speaker,&rdquo; said Campus President Sonya Hartburg. &ldquo;The senator not only is active in our community, he&rsquo;s a strong advocate of the jobs-focused education that career schools like Fortis provide because we help address America&rsquo;s economy by meeting business&rsquo; needs.&rdquo;</p> <p>When not representing constituents as a legislator in Columbus, Sen. Eklund is a partner at the law firm Calfee, Halter &amp; Griswold LLP, where he has worked for more than 30 years. He serves on a number of boards and community organizations, including the United Way Services of Geauga County Board of Trustees and the Munson Township Scholarship Committee, among others.</p> <p>Previously Bohecker College, Fortis College has been part of the Ravenna community since 1922. One of the oldest continuously operating private colleges in Ohio, the school became Fortis College in April 2010. Through the years, the Ravenna campus has introduced improved methods of teaching as well as industry-standard equipment and materials. Its standards of excellence, constant updating of courses to meet trends and developments in business and industry, outstanding faculty, and a keen personal interest in its students have enabled the college to maintain a place of high regard within the community.</p> <p>Located at 653 Enterprise Parkway, Ravenna, OH 44266, Fortis College offers degree programs in: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Information Technology, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R), Managerial Accounting, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Medical Assistant, along with diploma programs in Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing, and Welding Technology. To contact the campus directly, call 330-297-7319.</p>

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN HOUSTON DEBUTS NEW HEATING, VENTILATION, AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION PROGRAM

    8/19/2014

    <p>Fortis College in Houston has been preparing students for careers in health care since 1991. The campus now has expanded its career education options to include skilled trades with a new Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) program.</p> <p><a href="/campuses/career-training/1201-west-oaks-mall-houston-tx.aspx">Fortis College-Houston</a> currently is enrolling students for career training in HVAC with classes starting soon. Additional program starts will occur regularly throughout the year.</p> <p>Skilled HVAC technicians are critical to maintain and repair today&rsquo;s energy efficient systems. Technicians work in homes, hospitals, office buildings, factories &ndash; anywhere there is climate-control equipment that needs to be installed, repaired, or serviced.</p> <p>According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics <em>Occupational Outlook Handbook</em> (Jan. 8, 2014), with much faster than average job growth and numerous expected retirements across the nation, skilled HVAC mechanics and installers should have excellent employment opportunities as employers continue to have difficulty finding qualified technicians to work on complex new systems.</p> <p>Fortis College students will take a range of classes, from Introduction of Craft Skills and Electricity Essentials to Advanced Air Conditioning, HVAC System Design and EPA Certification Preparation, and become adept at using a variety of tools to work with heating and cooling components, refrigerant lines and air ducts. In just over one year, graduates can be qualified for entry-level work in both residential and commercial sites.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our campus facilities are designed to stimulate learning and provide hands-on experience under the direction of experienced professionals so our graduates will have the HVAC skill set to reach their full potential, both professionally and personally,&rdquo; says campus President Sidney Carey.</p> <p>Carey adds the Fortis College-Houston campus environment is a bridge to success for students that reinforces &ldquo;The Fortis Difference,&rdquo; a measurable approach to providing students the highest quality education experience.</p> <p>Fortis College recently moved into a newly renovated campus with all new classrooms, updated laboratories with the latest equipment and healthcare technology, and the space program expansion. Located at 1201 West Oaks Mall, Houston, TX 77082, the campus offers skilled trades, healthcare and medical career education and training, with programs in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, Medical Office Administration, Sterile Processing Technician, and Surgical Technology, as well as Phlebotomy Certification. For program details and consumer information, call 713-266-6594.</p>

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN CINCINNATI HOSTS WELDING OPEN HOUSE MARCH 28

    8/19/2014

    <p>Fortis College, a healthcare and skilled trades career training provider in Cincinnati, Ohio, will hold a Welding Technology Program Open House on Friday, March 28, from 3:30 - 6 p.m. </p> <p>Business partners and members of the public are invited to attend the event, being held in Building B on the Fortis College campus, 11499 Chester Road in Cincinnati. Call 513-771-2795 for information.</p> <p>Open house attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility, including the welding labs; try on welding safety gear such as helmets, gloves, etc., and learn about the tools and lab equipment to help picture themselves in a welding career; and skilled welding instructors and the program director will be on hand to answer questions and perform demonstrations. Appetizers and refreshments also will be served during the open house event.</p> <p>Because of the bonding strength welds provide, welding is used in a variety of fields, including shipbuilding, automobile manufacturing and repair, and aerospace applications, among thousands of activities, meaning welders may find work in a number of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. </p> <p>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition (published Jan. 8, 2014), employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow approximately six percent per year through 2022, noting that skilled welders with up-to-date training should have good job opportunities.</p> <p>“One of the newer offerings on campus, our welding technology program teaches welding applications, craft skills, and career development techniques to train individuals for entry into the field of welding as industrial welders, welding apprentices or check welders,” says Campus President Bill McGuire. “The open house is an excellent way to learn more about the many career opportunities in welding and which options may be right for you.” </p>

  • FORTIS INSTITUTE IN PALM SPRINGS ACHIEVES 100% PASS RATE ON CERTIFIED SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST (CST) EXAM

    8/19/2014

    Campus CST Program Awarded Coveted Certificate of Merit by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

  • FORTIS INSTITUTE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM EARNS FULL CODA ACCREDITATION

    8/19/2014

    The program recently underwent an extensive accreditation self-study and visit from CODA in order to earn its full accreditation.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN CENTERVILLE GRANTED CONTINUED ACEN ACCREDITATION FOR ITS ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM

    8/19/2014

    “The full and continuing accreditation for the Fortis College nursing program at Centerville ensures our program remains one of only three in the Centerville-Kettering-Dayton corridor to have received ACEN accreditation. That’s a very noteworthy achievement.”

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN ORANGE PARK INTRODUCES REGION’S NEWEST ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM

    8/19/2014

    <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="msonormaltable">Fortis College in Orange Park has been preparing students for careers in various allied health care fields for 18 years. The campus now has expanded its career education options to include an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program.</span></p> <p class="msonormaltable"><a href="/campuses/career-training/560-wells-road-orange-park-fl.aspx">Fortis College in Orange Park</a> currently is enrolling students for its new Associate Degree in Nursing program with classes starting soon. Additional program starts will occur throughout the year.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="msonormaltable">The Associate Degree in Nursing program will provide the knowledge and skills to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam following graduation and pursue careers as entry-level registered nurses in a variety of clinical and hospital settings. The Associate Degree in Nursing was developed as a hybrid program to give students more options when scheduling their classes.</span></p> <p class="MsoPlainText"><span class="msonormaltable">&ldquo;Hybrid learning provides students in selected courses the best of both worlds &ndash; the ability to study at anytime, anywhere on their courses via the Internet and also have access to both campus and online-based faculty to support their learning,&rdquo; says Fortis Vice President of Nursing Robert L. Anders, Dr. PH, CS, CNAA, ANEF, FAAN, LTC USA (Ret). &ldquo;The Fortis hybrid approach also means students will have fewer days on campus, providing more flexibility in achieving their educational goals.&rdquo;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="msonormaltable">The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics <em>Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15</em> (Jan. 8, 2014) reports RNs will have the largest projected employment growth nationwide among licensed nurses through 2022 &ndash; an increase of 19% or 526,800 positions.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="msonormaltable">The Florida Center for Nursing anticipates Florida&rsquo;s nursing shortage will re-emerge as nurses retire or reduce their hours, health care access is extended to more Floridians, and the continued aging of the state&rsquo;s population heightens the need for more nurses.</span></p> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="msonormaltable">The 2014 <em>Demand for Nurses in Florida</em> report (Jan. 2014) notes that vacancies for RNs in the state are trending upward and 90% of hospitals and 85% of skilled nursing facilities hire new graduate RNs. The Center&rsquo;s forecast of future need for RNs predicts a statewide shortfall of more than 11,000 full-time equivalent RNs in 2015 and in excess of 50,000 by 2025. </span></p> <p><!--EndFragment--></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="msonormaltable">&ldquo;The combination of healthcare reform and improving state and national economies are expected to bring even more changes to the nursing workforce,&rdquo; notes Orange Park Campus President Wyman Dickey. &ldquo;Our Associate Degree in Nursing program will help address the anticipated growing need for highly trained registered nurses in Jacksonville and throughout northern Florida in coming years.&rdquo; </span></p>

  • FORTIS ONLINE REFLECTS NEW SOCIAL NETWORKING FEEL

    8/19/2014

    FORTIS Online has advanced its online learning experience to reflect a social networking look and feel.

  • 66-YEAR-OLD MOM, GRANDMOTHER & GREAT-GRANDMOTHER CELEBRATES GRADUATION FROM FORTIS COLLEGE IN LANDOVER

    8/19/2014

    Beverly Privott, 66, of Bladensburg, Md., has many reasons to celebrate Mother’s Day this year.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN RAVENNA AMONG FEW OHIO SCHOOLS NOW ABLE TO MEET FEDERALLY MANDATED HEALTH CREDENTIAL

    8/19/2014

    Fortis College in Ravenna, Ohio is one of just a handful of colleges in the State of Ohio accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

  • FORTIS COLLEGE IN INDIANAPOLIS GRANTED ACEN ACCREDITATION FOR ITS ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN NURSING PROGRAM

    8/19/2014

    The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Fortis College in Indianapolis has been granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

  • NEW FORTIS COLLEGE-MOBILE CAMPUS ELEVATES STUDENT EXPERIENCE TO NEW LEVEL

    8/19/2014

    In response to steady enrollment and increased demand for programs, Fortis College has moved into a new facility.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE, PHOENIX TO DEDICATE NEW DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC

    8/19/2014

    Fortis College, Phoenix will host a ribbon cutting ceremony, facility tours and community health fair to formally dedicate its new dental hygiene clinic.

  • FORTIS INSTITUTE IN PALM SPRINGS TO HOST HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMUNITY DAY ON NOVEMBER 14

    8/19/2014

    <p>Fortis Institute in Palm Springs encourages Palm Beach County residents to get fit and healthy for the New Year&hellip;and beyond. To help, the campus will host its inaugural &ldquo;Health &amp; Wellness Community Day&rdquo; from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14.</p> <p>There is no charge to participate and everyone is welcome.</p> <p>Health &amp; Wellness Community Day activities will include a Zumba Class, Fitness Boot Camp, no-cost mammograms, blood screening and HIV testing, diabetes prevention and nutrition classes, blood mobile, heart-healthy promotion, Stay Well Kids, yoga class, giveaways, and more.</p> <p>Fortis Institute is located at 1630 South Congress Avenue in Palm Springs. The Health &amp; Wellness activities will be held in the campus parking lot.</p> <p>&ldquo;We want everyone to be healthy &ndash; in mind, spirit and body &ndash; and look forward to meeting many of our Palm Beach County friends during the Health &amp; Wellness Community Day,&rdquo; said campus President Fabian Fernandez. &ldquo;We extend special thanks to our many partners who are supporting us in this endeavor.&rdquo;</p> <p>Among the participating organizations are: GNC, YMCA, Palm Tran, Country Corner Health Foods, Life Quest Fitness Training, Camelot Community Care, Florida Department of Health, Community Health Center, Extended Hands, Healthy Mothers-Healthy Babies, Stay Well Kids (Florida Kid Care), Shake It Up Wellness and Nutrition Center, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Women&rsquo;s Health and Wellness Institute (mammograms) and Metabolic Research Institute, Inc. (diabetes research), and Wells Fargo and BB&amp;T banks.</p>

  • FORTIS INSTITUTE EMBRACES COMMUNITY SPIRIT

    8/19/2014

    Fortis Institute in Forty Fort is partnering with Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity to help an Edwardsville, Pa., family achieve the dream of home ownership.

  • FORTIS DEAN HONORED BY INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

    8/19/2014

    Fortis College’s Sara Rich Wheeler, Ph.D., RN, PMHCNS-BC, LCPC, was honored with a 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana State University.

  • MedVance Institute in Palm Springs Becomes Fortis Institute

    8/19/2014

    MedVance Institute, a leading post-secondary healthcare education institution in Palm Springs, Fla., has changed its name to Fortis Institute.

  • Fortis Offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program to Florida Students

    6/12/2013

    Fortis now offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated Program) degree at two Florida campuses – Fortis College, Cutler Bay and Fortis College, Largo. The accelerated BSN program at Fortis is open to students who already have a bachelor, associate or related higher degree along with certain required educational prerequisites.

  • FORTIS SALT LAKE CITY NURSING PROGRAM EARNS NLNAC ACCREDITATION

    4/25/2013

    Established just three years ago, the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Fortis College in Salt Lake City has been awarded National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accreditation.

  • FORTIS Online Launches New Instant Messaging App That Automatically Links Students And Educators

    2/26/2013

    The instant messaging application was developed by education technology company Blackboard Inc., which partners with institutions to provide innovative mobile solutions that enrich teaching, learning, and life outside the classroom.

  • FORTIS Online Launches Mobile App

    10/9/2012

    FORTIS Online has launched a new mobile application that brings learning to mobile devices, giving students access to their course content directly from their smartphones (including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry) and from their tablets, such as iPads.

  • "THE FORTIS PLEDGE" EXTENDED THROUGH DEC. 31

    10/3/2012

    Any qualified student within the time frame of the program who otherwise meets all admissions entrance requirements may begin classes and attend for the first two weeks of scheduled classes with no tuition obligation should he or she choose not to continue the program.

  • U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JIM MATHESON TO VISIT FORTIS COLLEGE CAMPUS, HOST OPEN FORUM WITH STUDENTS, STAFF AND DIGNITARIES

    8/14/2012

    Aug. 20 Visit To Fortis Campus Includes Dental Hygiene Clinic &amp; Nursing Simulation Lab Demonstrations

  • “THE FORTIS DIFFERENCE” ELEVATES EDUCATION OUTCOMES – PART II

    7/26/2012

    Second of a two-part white paper: Reshaping the perceptions of for-profit colleges and institutes.

  • Fortis College in Cincinnati Now Offers Training for Careers in Professional Trades

    7/26/2012

    Fortis College, a leading healthcare post-secondary education institution in Cincinnati, has begun preparing students for trade careers. The campus now offers programs in Electrical System Technician (EST) and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) professions.

  • Fortis Institute, Jacksonville Students Offering Complimentary Haircuts To Military Dads For Fathers Day

    7/25/2012

    Fortis Institute Jacksonville is on the cutting edge for Father’s Day. In celebration of this national holiday and to honor the men who serve in the US Armed forces, students and faculty at the post-secondary institution will offer complimentary haircuts for military dads on Friday June 17 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Fortis campus, 5995-2 University Blvd.

  • FORTIS Vice President of Nursing Robert Anders Named Academy of Nursing Education Fellow by National League for Nursing

    6/13/2012

    The renowned educator will be inducted as a fellow Sept. 21 during the 2012 NLN Education Summit in Anaheim, Calif.

  • FORTIS EMT INSTRUCTOR RECEIVES EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

    5/29/2012

    Adam “Matt” McIntosh, course coordinator for the Fortis College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program in Atlanta, was presented with the Educator of the Year award from the Georgia Association of EMS (GAEMS)-Region 3.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE, SALT LAKE CITY LAUNCHES RN TO BSN BRIDGE PROGRAM

    5/2/2012

    The curriculum offers advanced nursing concepts that enable prospective nurse leaders to enhance critical thinking and develop the leadership and management skills required of senior nursing professionals.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE, CENTERVILLE LAUNCHES RN TO BSN BRIDGE PROGRAM

    4/16/2012

    Fortis College, Centerville is beginning to enroll RN – BSN Degree Bridge program students now for upcoming class starts. Future class starts will be scheduled regularly throughout the year.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE, RAVENNA SPONSORS FOURTH ANNUAL EASTER EVENT

    3/12/2012

    Fortis College, Ravenna located at 653 Enterprise Parkway will host its Fourth Annual Lunch with the Easter Bunny event on Saturday, March 31st from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE PROMOTES MIAMI CAMPUS PRESIDENT

    1/18/2012

    Fortis College, a leading post-secondary education institution, has promoted Denyse Antunes from her position as president of the Miami campus to area manager for Fortis College.

  • TRI-STATE INSTITUTE BECOMES FORTIS INSTITUTE, BIRMINGHAM

    12/12/2011

    Tri-State Institute, a leading post-secondary healthcare and professional trades education institution in Birmingham, Ala., has changed its name to Fortis Institute.

  • Fortis College to host Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10

    12/7/2011

    Fortis College, Ravenna, located at 653 Enterprise Parkway, will host its fourth annual Breakfast with Santa event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 10. The family event is free and open to the public.

  • Fortis Institute Embraces the Holiday Spirit

    12/5/2011

    Fortis Institute campus in Forty Fort, Pa., joins the &quot;Toys For Tots&quot; campaign and will serve as a collection point for the fourth year in a row, accepting donations daily - Monday through Saturday.

  • Houston's MedVance Institute Campuses Become Fortis

    11/22/2011

    MedVance Institute in the Houston area have become part of the Fortis Institute

  • Tri-State Business Institute Becomes Fortis Institute, Erie

    11/22/2011

    Tri-State Business Institute, a leading post-secondary education institution in Erie, Pa., has changed its name to Fortis Institute.

  • Joanna Hill Joins Fortis College, Tampa As Director Of Nursing

    11/22/2011

    Fortis College, Tampa has tapped veteran nurse practitioner and educator JoAnna Hill, Ph.D., ARNP, RN, to head the campus’ nursing education curriculum. Named the new Director of Nursing, Hill will oversee and supervise student course work, facilitate development of new programs, and work with community clinical partners to expand campus relationships within the healthcare industry.

  • Federal Judge Thomas Rose Commencement Speaker At Fortis College, Centerville Graduation

    11/22/2011

    Friday, April 15, will be a very special day for 240 Fortis College, Centerville students. Not only will they be graduating, prepared to embark on exciting new careers, they will be the first group of campus students to have a sitting federal judge as their commencement speaker.

  • Medvance Institute, Grand Prairie Becomes Fortis Institute

    11/22/2011

    MedVance Institute, a leading post-secondary education institution in Grand Prairie, has changed its name to Fortis Institute.

  • Fortis College Nursing Student Elected To Utah Student Nurses Association Board

    11/22/2011

    Fortis College Nursing student Suzanne Camp was recently elected to the Board of the Utah Student Nurses Association (USNA). She is a member of the first nursing class at Fortis, a leading post-secondary education institution in Salt Lake City.

  • RETS College now Fortis College, officials say

    11/22/2011

    The school at 555 E. Alex Bell Road may have a new name, but it is the same college and owned by the same company.

  • BIOTECHNOLOGY STUDENTS COULD BENEFIT FROM $1 BILLION IN GOVERNMENT GRANTS TO INDUSTRY

    11/22/2011

    Ongoing job growth in biotechnology careers just received a significant boost from the U.S. government. The federal government, through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), last week announced $1 billion in grants had been awarded to U.S. biotechnology companies.

  • Fortis College Instructor Receives Master Teacher Award

    11/22/2011

    Bill Ames, Criminal Justice instructor at Fortis College in Centerville, Ohio, was selected by the Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools as recipient of its Master Teacher Award. The honor was conferred on Ames during the Association’s Annual Teacher/Placement Workshop on Nov. 5.

  • Fortis Institute Arrives in Lawrenceville

    11/22/2011

    Fortis Institute, a leading post-secondary education institution, has arrived in the greater Trenton area. The school, which is part of a network of 28 colleges and institutes that offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs in 10 states, recently opened its newest campus at 2572 Brunswick Pike, Suite 100 in Lawrenceville, N. J.

  • Berdan Institute Becomes FORTIS Institute

    11/22/2011

    Berdan Institute, a leading post-secondary education institution in Wayne, N.J., has become Fortis Institute.

  • Fortis College, Centerville Becomes First In Fortis Network To Launch Microsoft Network Technology Program

    11/22/2011

    Fortis College, Centerville will become the first campus in the Fortis network of colleges and institutes to offer the Microsoft Network Technology (MNT) program. The campus is enrolling students now for courses that begin Jan. 10, 2011.

  • Fortis Institute, Pensacola's 'Jeans4Jeans' Drive a Success

    11/22/2011

    Career schools have a very positive impact on the lives of their students…in more ways than just educating and training them.

  • Fortis Recognizes Cuyahoga Campus as the Top Nursing Program in its Network of Schools

    11/22/2011

    The Fortis network of colleges and institutes has announced the winner of its inaugural Nursing Program Awards. During Fortis’ Fall Meeting, the Top Nursing Program Award was bestowed for highest NCLEX-RN pass rate along with the Nursing Program Innovation Award.

  • Bobbi Martin Joins FORTIS College, Largo as Dean of Nursing & Director of Nursing

    11/22/2011

    Fortis College, Largo has tapped veteran nurse educator Bobbi Martin, MSN, RN, CNE to head the campus’ nursing education curriculum. Named the new Dean of Nursing and Director of Nursing, Martin will be responsible for directing and expanding the nursing program, which enrolled its first class of students in September 2010.

  • Fortis National Director Of Nursing Operations & Regional Dean Of Nursing Dr. Jay Ober Honored As METI Educator: Innovator

    11/22/2011

    METI (Medical Education Technologies, Inc.) has honored Dr. Jay Ober, Fortis National Director of Nursing Operations &amp;amp; Regional Dean of Nursing, as one of this year’s top METI Educator: Innovators. Dr. Ober serves in this capacity for all Fortis Colleges and Institutes in addition to the Denver School of Nursing and St. Paul’s School of Nursing in New York City.

  • Fortis College, Tampa Holds Graduation Ceremony

    11/22/2011

    More than 200 students will graduate from Fortis College, Tampa during commencement exercises Saturday, June 25, at the Florida Center East and Botanical Gardens on the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Fla. A capping and pinning ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. for 47 nursing graduates (LPN and Associate in Science – RN students), followed by the graduation ceremony at 4 p.m.

  • “THE FORTIS DIFFERENCE” ELEVATES EDUCATION OUTCOMES

    11/22/2011

    First of a two-part white paper: Fortis helped put thousands of Americans to work in 2010 and its campuses epitomize the value of a private sector learning experience.

  • FORTIS COLLEGE, COLUMBUS NURSING STUDENT IS OHIO’S NEWEST MILLIONAIRE

    11/22/2011

    November 21 was a good day for Fortis College, Columbus student Traci Skinner. Make that a great day!