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Why Choose Nursing at State College of Florida?

Inclusive. Student Focused. Flexible.

  • We prepare nurses to care for our community with:

  • Quality ACEN-accredited nursing education.
  • Learning environments that promote collaboration and engagement.
  • Strong technical skills and clinical judgment.
  • Flexible classes available Evenings, Weekends and Online.
  • Experienced faculty members who are experts in their field.

SCF has options at any stage of your nursing journey

Start your nursing career
ASN Basic Program designed for new students

Continue your nursing education
ASN Transition Program designed for LPNs

Advance your nursing career
BSN Program designed for RNs

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Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Top Ranked Nursing Schools 2020-2021
Top 5 Nursing Program in Florida
2023 Top Ranked Nursing School

State College of Florida Nursing Students

100% of our ASN graduates have a job within
6 months of graduation

As the demand for nurses continues to grow, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is responding to the challenge by providing greater access to nursing education with our different program options (Evening/Weekend, Fast-Track to BSN). Preparing the future of health care delivery in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, SCF nursing alumni represent our College in the community as health care leaders. SCF's nursing program has graduated more than 3,234 ASN/BSN nurses since 2010. Courses are offered at all three campuses, and our Medical Technology and Simulation Center at SCF Lakewood Ranch is one of the most technologically advanced nursing simulation programs in the region.

  • We partner with a wide range of health care facilities.
  • Nursing education is about serving our community.
  • Our faculty invest in the success of our students.


Hear From Our Students

SCF's RN- ASN program is rigorous and demanding. However, it has allowed me to gain professional and clinical skills that will continue to grow with me throughout my future nursing career. Through their in-depth coursework, simulations and clinical experiences, I have been exposed to numerous scenarios and situations that challenge me to think critically, utilize my nursing skill set and act quickly, appropriately and effectively. Resilience is what kept me going during the days when I questioned my ability, intelligence and strength to continue. Now, I continue to build my strengths, improve my communication and provide compassionate care without thinking about it. This program has also fostered a deep sense of connection between my cohort and professors, and in turn, has provided me with genuine lifelong friendships and mentors. I am proud to be an SCF RN-ASN student.

- Chelsea Ritchie, Level IV, SCF RN-ASN Student

Can't find what you're looking for?

The Associate in Science Program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

The Associate nursing program at State College of Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). View the ASN Program Outcomes.  The Baccalaureate nursing program at State College of Florida is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). View the RN-BSN Program Outcomes

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Baccalaureate nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

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