SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Nursing Program Ranked Among Best in State

(Bradenton, Fla., March 28, 2017) — The registered nursing program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has been ranked sixth in the state by based on SCF students’ national test scores and the College’s rigorous program and practical training. 

“Nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond,” according to Brooke Wallace, founder of

The company obtained pass rates for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) for all RN programs state by state. The pass rates were analyzed going back five years. Each program’s pass rates were averaged over a five-year period (if available) and weighted by when the exam was taken; for example, exam pass rates in 2015 count more toward overall rankings than scores from 2012. They also take into consideration the number of students taking the exam and the number of years students from the program have been taking the exam.

The NCLEX-RN exam is used by all state boards of nursing across the country to help assess a student's competency and is required for licensure. Many state boards use the total overall NCLEX-RN pass rates to analyze a school's ability to provide a nursing education.

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