Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN-BSN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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

BSN Program Manager: Cathy King, DNP, RN, CNE

On March 17, 2009, the State Board of Education approved SCF's (then MCC's) proposal to deliver a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree to Manatee and Sarasota counties. In July 2009, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) approved SCF for the granting of baccalaureate level degrees.

SCF's B.S.N. program was developed in response to requests from local hospitals and healthcare providers. The program started in January 2010, on both the Bradenton and Venice campuses, and provides current registered nurses (RN) with the opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  To provide additional access to education for working RN's approval to offer the RN-BSN program in an online format was secured and coursework began in the 2011-12 academic year.
The RN-BSN program is designed for current Florida registered nurses (RN) who would like to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This program incorporates prior nursing education and experience with nursing practice, theory, concepts, and leadership skills.  B.S.N. coursework will address topics related to leadership and management, informatics, community and public health, nursing theory and research.

Program Mission:

The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota baccalaureate nursing program’s mission is to educate students to be leaders in the art and science of nursing.
SCF offers the RN-BSN program in a completely online format or online with some blended course options.

Application requirements:•    Applied and accepted to SCF; all students must be administratively and academically in good standing.

     Not a current SCF student?  Apply now to SCF.

  • A 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0;
  • A current, unencumbered, unrestricted Florida RN license or eligible for Florida RN licensure;
  • Ability to complete a 45 hour practicum requirement within the State of Florida and
  • Completion of at least 45 hours with at least 32 hours of prerequisite courses listed below (with a grade of C or better).

Prerequisite courses:
BSC 2085C - Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
BSC 2086C - Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
CHM 1025C - Introductory Chemistry with lab or any A.A.; BSC, CHM or PHY prefix course (3 credit hour minimum)
DEP 2004 - Human Development: Life Span
ENC 1101 - Written Communication I
ENC 1102 - Written Communication II
Humanities - Any Area IV, A.A
HUN 2201 - Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
Mathematics -Any Area II, A.A.
MCB 2010C - Microbiology with lab
PSY 2012 - General Psychology
STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics 

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).    

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3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA  30326

Phone:  (404) 975-5000

Fax:  (404) 975-5020


RN-BSN Outcomes

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