Academics

A.S. Nursing Transition Program - Fall 2023
Application Information and Instructions

The A.S. Nursing Transition program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is a limited enrollment program. Completion of all or part of the academic courses required for the degree does not guarantee acceptance to the Nursing program. The program does not utilize a wait list. Students must apply/reapply during a nursing application period. If there are more qualified applicants than seats in the program, the policy and procedure on admission requirements and selection process will be followed. The following list of information and instructions has been provided to assist students in the application process to the A.S. Nursing Transition program. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that each step mentioned below is completed by the application deadline and that all information provided during the application process is accurate.

The Fall 2023 Transition Nursing Program application is open March 1- March 15, 2023.

Step 1:  Apply to State College of Florida, Sarasota-Manatee

  • Complete all steps required for admission to the college as a degree seeking student.
  • If three or more consecutive semesters have passed since enrollment at SCF, student must reapply to the college.
  • Click HERE for application to SCF.
  • Order official transcripts early! It takes 3-6 weeks for transcripts to arrive and be evaluated. This process must be complete by the nursing application deadline.

Step 2: Once accepted to the college, a student will be able to apply to the A.S. Nursing Transition program if they have met the following minimum criteria:

The four prerequisite courses must be completed, with grades posted, by the application deadline, AND applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in these four courses.

The four prerequisite courses are:

  • BSC 2085C Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
  • BSC 2086C Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
  • ENC 1101 Written Communications I
  • Mathematics Any Area II Mathematics, A.A.

Earned GPA of 2.75 or better in all pre-nursing coursework (prerequisites and general academic requirements combined). View the Nursing Program application requirements for more information.    

Step 3:  Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam requirements: 

  • The TEAS deadline for the Fall 2023 Transition Nursing Program is March 15, 2023
  • The TEAS Total Score must be within, or above, the Proficient Level of Academic Preparedness score range: 58.7% - 77.3%.
  • All four (4) sections of the TEAS exam (Reading, English, Math and Science) must be taken during the same exam time.
  • TEAS Version 7 exams are good for three (3) years.
  • Qualified TEAS Version 6 exams will be accepted through June 2, 2023.
  • If you have taken the TEAS exam at another institution, you must purchase an official TEAS transcript and have it sent to SCF by the TEAS deadline.  SCF must receive the TEAS Transcript by the TEAS deadline.
    • TEAS transcripts are ordered and paid for through ATI Testing.
    • Visit www.atitesting.com and log in.
    • Go to the ATI Online Store and select “TEAS Transcript”
    • Proceed with the ordering process. Please note this process typically takes 48-72 hours.
    • View the Nursing Entrance Exam page for more information.

Step 4: Submit Employer Letter/LPN Official School Transcript/LPN Diploma/LPN License:

Please do not submit until the application is open.

  • If you are a recent LPN program graduate, you have twelve (12) months from the time you graduate to enter the Transition Nursing Program and not be required to show LPN work experience. Please email your LPN school diploma to Julie Darner at DarnerJ@SCF.edu by the application deadline.
  • Working LPNs must show proof of CURRENT work experience for the past year, preferably in acute or extended care medical/surgical in-patient settings. Please provide a letter(s) from your current employer(s), on company letterhead, that include the dates you have been employed with said employer and list the skills you perform on the job. Please email your employer letters to Julie Darner at DarnerJ@SCF.edu by the application deadline.
  • All Transition applicants are required to order official LPN school transcripts to be sent to SCF’s Office of the Registrar as part of this application process. Transcripts must be received by the application deadline.
  • Please submit a copy of your Florida LPN license to Julie Darner at DarnerJ@SCF.edu by the application deadline.

Step 5:  Follow these steps to access the A.S. Nursing online application:  

  1. Go to www.SCF.edu
  2. Select APPLY NOW
  3. Select Limited Enrollment Admission
  4. Select Associate of Science Nursing-Transition
  5. Complete the application process.
  6. Complete Payment.  The A.S. Nursing-Transition application fee is $35.00 and is non-refundable.  If you previously paid the application fee within the past three (3) years, you will not be required to do so again.  If you have any issues making the payment online, or have any questions regarding this payment, contact Fee Payment/Cashiering at 941-752-5370.  You can visit their office in person (Bradenton or Venice campus).  The nursing application fee is not included in tuition/fee payment plans and is not covered by Financial Aid. Failure to pay the application fee by the application deadline will result in your application being denied. 
  7. Applicants may be prompted to provide additional information during the application process. Requests for additional information will be submitted via the SCF student email address issued to the student upon acceptance to the college.  Students must submit all requested information for the application to be complete.
  8. All application requirements must be completed by the application deadline or the application will be denied.
  9. Only submit one application.

After Applying

  • Once the complete application has been submitted, the student will receive an email confirming receipt of the application by the college.
  • All email correspondence will be sent to the SCF student email address issued to the student upon acceptance to the college.
  • Applicants will be notified about their application status: TBA
  • If you are “conditionally” accepted, mandatory orientation is: TBA
  • Additional information will be provided in the acceptance email.

 

Important Information About Communications from SCF

All communication from SCF to nursing program applicants will be done through your SCF student email account.  Please make sure your SCF student email account is active!  Monitor your SCF student email account daily so you do not miss any pertinent information regarding your application status.  If you experience issues with your SCF student email account, please contact the Help Desk at 941-752-5357 or email HelpDesk@SCF.edu

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