Nursing Program FAQ's

How many students graduate, pass the licensure exam, and get jobs?

Please review our Associate in Science in Nursing (AS, Nursing) Programs Student Achievement Outcome Data

Is there a wait-list for the A.S. Nursing Program?

No, we do not keep a wait-list. 

How many credit hours does it take to complete the nursing program?

The basic program requires 72 credit hours (14 hours of prerequisite work, 16 hours of general academic requirements, and 42 hours of nursing course work).

The transition program also requires 72 credit hours (14 hours of prerequisite work, 16 hours of general academic requirements, 32 hours of nursing course work - 10 additional hours are awarded to the LPN at the completion of the nursing program). 

How much does the nursing program Cost? 

Estimated Cost for the ASN Basic Program

Estimated Cost for the LPN to RN Transition Program

 Does SCF offer a program for a student to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)? 

No, SCF does not offer an LPN program. Students are encouraged to contact Manatee Technical College or Suncoast Technical College for more information about LPN programs, including admission requirements. 

After completing two semesters of the nursing program can I take the LPN Licensure Exam?  

No. SCF does not offer an LPN program.

I have previous criminal charges. How does this affect my ability to attend the nursing program?

If you have criminal charges please submit the following information and send via US mail to: A.S. Nursing Program Chair, 5840 26th Street W., Bradenton, FL 34207

Court Disposition(s): a copy of the court’s disposition for each disqualifying offense is required. Court documents may be obtained from the Clerk of Court in the county where the offense occurred. The disposition is the court document that
states what sentence you received for the offense.

In addition to the court disposition, submit a document setting forth sufficient evidence of rehabilitation, including, but not limited to, the circumstances surrounding the criminal incident, the time period that has elapsed since the incident, the nature of the harm caused to the victim, and the history of employment, college enrollment since the incident(s).

Applicants may be required to attend a meeting with a representative of the College and/or the A.S. Nursing Program as required.

Please be aware that if you have a felony charge that is drug-related or related to charges of fraud under certain Florida Statutes, under current state law you will not be able eligible for RN licensure for 5 to 15 years following the completion of any sentence or probation related to the charges (specific time limitation depends on the specific charge) and thus cannot enroll in the program. If you have felony charges for any reason, regardless of adjudication, our affiliating clinical agencies may not accept you for clinical and thus you will not be able to enroll in the nursing program.

Review the following prior to submission of your inquiry: Criminal History and Discipline Information. Please allow up to four weeks for a response to your inquiry.

What classes should I be taking, after completing all general academic courses required by the Nursing program, while applying to the RN program?

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to plan their course of study. SCF Advising Center 

Students are encouraged to complete an American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider with AED CPR course.  AHA courses are also available through SCF Corporate & Community Development Department

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