SCF to Host Additional Information Sessions for New RN to B.S.N. Program

(Bradenton, Fla., September 15, 2009) - State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer additional information sessions for the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program. The new sessions were added this fall in response to the increased interest in the program.

The RN to B.S.N. program will begin in January 2010 with the first two cohorts of students at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice. Students eligible for the RN to B.S.N. program must have completed prerequisite courses and have or obtain a Florida registered nurse license.

Hour-long information sessions are scheduled at the following three campuses:

  • 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12; Tuesday, Nov. 3 and Thursday, Dec. 3, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 29.
  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Monday, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 800.
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8; Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 1, at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East.

SCF's baccalaureate nursing program was developed in response to the need from local hospitals and healthcare providers for highly educated nurses. Designed to allow registered nurses to complete their bachelor's degree locally in 15 months, the program couples experience with advanced nursing education, preparing students for roles in leadership, management, and community and public health.

Visit for a complete schedule of upcoming information sessions, to download a provisional application and to learn more about eligibility. Maps and directions are online at

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