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Fortis Offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program to Florida Students
Date:12/7/2011

BALTIMORE, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 is now enrolling candidates who wish to become professional nurses and future leaders in the nursing profession for classes that are scheduled to begin in April.  The new program is designed to provide them accelerated progress toward the BSN degree by transferring applicable education courses from their previous degree program.  Upon completing the Fortis BSN program, graduates will be qualified to sit for the licensure exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

"The introduction of an accelerated BSN at two Fortis College campuses in Florida marks a significant milestone in our efforts to provide the advanced nursing degrees required to address critical shortages in the state and elsewhere," said Robert L. Anders, Dr. PH, CS, CNAA, FAAN, vice president of nursing for Fortis.  "The program also demonstrates our commitment to enhance already strong educational credentials so that Fortis nurses always meet the highest healthcare standards."

"The health of our nation relies upon competent nurses capable of providing a high quality of care," noted President Dale Weiberg of Fortis College, Largo.  "Fortis campuses give nursing candidates a broad-based education and holistic focus that prepares them to become the next generation of providers on which our future healthcare system will be built." 

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