Fortis Institute-Nashville

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 2-year

Faculty

40 Faculty Members | 16:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Fortis Institute provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of diploma and degree programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities. Fortis Institute strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. The staff at Fortis Institute believes that they make an important contribution to the economic growth and social well-being of the Nashville metropolitan area. Fortis Institute educates its students to help meet the economic needs of their community in entry-level positions. The educational process is a change-oriented approach to education that provides the community with graduates who possess the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in existing and emerging career occupations. The following goals are integral to the mission of Fortis Institute: -To develop each student's individual and professional growth, including written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving competencies. -To develop each student's professional attitude and an awareness of contemporary career practices through exposure to pragmatic course content. -To promote self-discipline and motivation so that students may enjoy success in their career and in society. -To attract and retain effective and qualified instructors who are familiar with current medical and/or technical practices, and who motivate and develop students. -To offer sound diploma and degree programs. -To maintain a dynamic organization that is responsible and responsive to its constituencies. -To minimize economic disadvantages as a barrier to postsecondary education by providing financial aid services and by accepting students without regard to age, sex, religion, race, physical challenges, or economic or social background. -To assist graduates in finding positions for which they are trained.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$17,521

Out of state

$17,521
Graduate

In state

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
94%
Did not receive aid
6%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 94.0% $6,126
State/local grants 6.0% $5,114
Institutional grants 35.0% $178
Loans 79.0% $8,618

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist
  • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
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Undergraduate Majors X

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
    • Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
      • A program that prepares individuals to perform invasive, noninvasive, and peripheral examinations of the cardiovascular system at the request of physicians to aid in diagnoses and therapeutic treatments. Includes instruction in reviewing and recording patient histories and clinical data, patient care, investigative and examination procedures, diagnostic procedures, data analysis and documentation, physician consultation, equipment operation and monitoring, and professional standards and ethics. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Surgical Technology/Technologist
      • A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians and surgical nurses, to maintain, monitor, and enforce the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team, and postoperative personnel. Includes instruction in instrument and equipment sterilization and handling, surgical supplies management, wound exposure and closure, surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring, maintenance of hemostasis, and patient and team scrubbing. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
      • A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology, medical microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      • A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance. Examples: [Nursing (ASN)], [Nursing (BSN, BScN)], [Nursing (MSN, MScN, MN)], [Registered Nurse (RN)] See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$25
Graduate
No information
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
80%
Male Students
20%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Black42.53%
  2. Caucasian40.63%
  3. Hispanic/Latino6.74%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities5.26%
  5. Asian2.74%
  6. Not Specified1.89%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.21%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

657

Undergraduate students

657

Attendance breakdown

Full time
99%
Part time
1%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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