Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN-BSN)
Program Dean: Dr. Beverly Hindenlang
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 advanced 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.
The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota baccalaureate nursing program’s mission is to educate registered nurses to be leaders in the art and science of nursing.
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).