Nursing - Associate in Science Degree (AS Nursing)

The Program for the Associate in Science in  Nursing (ASN) combines course work on campus with guided clinical experiences in health care agencies in both Manatee and Sarasota counties. There are two methods for completion of the program, the basic approach for students who have no previous nursing course work, and the transition approach for the Licensed Practical Nurse.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as a registered nurse. On entry into practice, the Associate in Science Degree Nursing graduate is able to use the nursing process to administer care for a group of patients in acute and chronic settings. The graduate functions effectively within the health care team and provides guidance to less skilled workers in the implementation of nursing care.  

Dean of Nursing and Health Professions: Rosie Fairchild, PhD, RN, CNE, NE-BC

AS Nursing Program Manager: Dorothy Nulty, DNP, FNP-BC

SCF Nursing Department

5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL  34207
Phone:  (941) 752-5209 

The Associate in Science and Baccalaureate Nursing Programs are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)ACEN logo

                                                                        3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
                                                                        Atlanta, GA 30326
                                                                        Phone: (404) 975-5000
                                                                        Fax: (404) 975-5020

SCF's NCLEX-RN pass rate for our ASN program for the period of October 2016-March 2017 is 98%.  This is based on the NCLEX-RN Reports, Mountain Measurement, Inc. and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing report. 

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's nursing program has been ranked as one of the top 10 RN programs in Florida!

Top Ranked Nursing School Badge


State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex (including pregnancy), race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information and sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services or activities, including admission and employment.  Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5323, PO Box 1849, Bradenton, FL  34206.

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