SCF Celebrates 50 Years of Nursing Accreditation

(Bradenton, Fla., July 28, 2011) — Celebrating a long history of excellence in nursing education, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has been granted eight years of accreditation for the Associate in Science (A.S.N.) program and five years of initial accreditation for the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

Developed in response to the community’s needs, the B.S.N. was SCF’s first bachelor’s degree program that began in January 2010 and graduated the first cohort of 38 students in May 2011.

With the recent accreditation renewal for the Associate in Science Nursing (A.S.N.) degree program, SCF is celebrating 50 years of nursing accreditation and continued success in graduating quality nurses. Recent A.S.N. graduates excelled on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX – RN). Of the May 2011 graduates that took the NCLEX, 98.25 percent passed the exam compared to the national average of 89.52.

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SCF Nursing Faculty

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