South Florida Hospital News
Thursday July 9, 2020

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July 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 1


Fortis Cutler Bay – Keeping Students on Track

Located in South Miami, Fortis Cutler Bay has a life and culture of its own and the campus reflects that diversity! With allied health programs in Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting with Basic X-ray Operation, as well as two nursing programs, Practical Nursing and an Associate of Nursing degree, we provide the community with multiple education options to prepare for a career in healthcare.

Just finishing his first year as president of Cutler Bay, Bruce Smith’s leadership has guided the college through the unexpected challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to “remote learning” for course delivery. With the goal of keeping students on-track academically, supporting them through the transition to remote and online course delivery via a Virtual Classroom, Smith and staff have worked to ease the unexpected pressures of early 2020 and smooth the path for students who were unfamiliar with this learning modality.
Committed to meeting the needs of the community, Fortis Cutler Bay is also expanding its program offerings with a new program in Practical Nursing with the next class starting July 6th. The Fortis Practical Nursing program guides students through a comprehensive curriculum combining classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work and real-world experience that prepares graduates to sit for the licensing exam and become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). LPNs generally focus on the comfort of the patient and work under the supervision of registered nurses. Many of them also work in long-term care facilities, but due to nursing shortages, more are now working in various environments.

This new PN program enhances the existing offerings at Cutler Bay, joining Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting with Basic X-ray, and an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) that prepares students to sit for the Registered Nursing licensing exam. Learn more about the education opportunities at Fortis by calling (786) 345-5300 or visiting

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