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Forits Salt Lake City Nursing Program Earns NLNAC Accreditation

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 02, 2013

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Fortis College in Salt Lake City has received initial accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Initial NLNAC accreditation is granted for five years, meaning Fortis College’s ADN accreditation is effective until Spring 2018.

The notification letter from NLNAC Chief Executive Officer Sharon J. Tanner, EdD, RN congratulated the Fortis College campus on its achievement.

“This is a great accomplishment for our campus and a great day at Fortis College, Salt Lake City!” said Dean of Nursing Traci Hardell, EdD, MN, RN, CNE. “We are very pleased to announce our ADN program has been awarded NLNAC accreditation and thank our nursing faculty and staff for their tremendous effort in achieving this recognition.

“Additional thanks go to our community partners who supported our program in its infancy.”

Fortis College in Salt Lake City is an accredited post-secondary education institution that focuses on trades technology and allied health career paths, including Associate Degree in Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, and Cyber Security and Forensics, among others.

“Salt Lake City’s nursing program was launched in 2010. To earn NLNAC accreditation for the ADN program within three years is an exemplary accomplishment. The campus deserves to feel proud…and I am proud of them, too,” said Dr. Robert Anders, Vice President of Nursing at Fortis, who directs one of the largest nursing education providers in the U.S.

The Fortis network of nursing campuses encompasses more than 5,000 students and 38 nursing programs across 13 states. Fortis Colleges and Institutes have received international recognition for their leadership in using simulation technology to educate nursing students and, as leading nursing education providers, Fortis campuses create strong learning environments for students who will become tomorrow’s nurses.

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission is nationally recognized as a specialized accrediting agency for post-secondary and higher degree programs in nursing education. The NLNAC is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs (Clinical Doctorate, Master’s Degree, Baccalaureate Degree, Associate Degree, Diploma, and Practical Nursing). The Commission 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.

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