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The healthcare field is dynamic and exciting, and advancements in technology to improve care delivery and access to health care are on the rise. In the Division of Nursing and Health Professions, we are here to empower you in finding the healthcare career that is the best fit for you and your long-term goals.

COVID-19 Vaccination Notice

As a student enrolled in a Nursing & Health Professions Program, you will complete program requirements in various community-based health care facilities that may expose you to environmental hazards and infectious diseases such as but not limited to Tuberculosis; Hepatitis B; Measles, Mumps & Rubella; and COVID-19. As such, clinical facilities maintain specific health requirements for students to participate in clinical rotations, fieldwork experiences, practicum, and preceptorships.

While State College of Florida highly recommends that all students fully vaccinate against COVID-19, many clinical sites are mandating that their workforce, including students, be fully vaccinated to enter the work site, including to participate in clinical rotations, fieldwork experiences, practicum, and preceptorships necessary to meet degree requirements.

Based upon this new information, Nursing & Health Professions students not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not meet the health requirements to enter clinical facilities utilized by the programs, and as such, may impact a student’s ability to complete program requirements, thus delaying progression in the program and/or result in a student being unable to complete the program.

SCF is highly recommending that every Nursing & Health Professions Student be vaccinated against COVID-19 to meet these clinical requirements similar to existing vaccination requirements for other communicable diseases. Inability to complete required clinical programming due to vaccination status may impact a student’s ability to complete program requirements, thus delaying progression in the program and/or result in a student being unable to complete the program.

Areas of Study


Dental Hygiene

Associate's Degree

Prepares graduates to become licensed dental hygienists. Graduates will be prepared to take the National Board of Dental Hygiene Examination and Florida state licensing examination, both of which are required for licensure in the state of Florida.

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Health Services

Certificates, Associate's, Bachelor's

Learn about health care technology, medical law concepts, marketing and health care management – all the valuable tools that will prepare you for employment in the administrative side of health care. Credits in the certificate and associate's degrees count toward the Health Services Administration four-year degree.

Certificates, Associate's, Bachelor's

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Nursing

Associate's & Bachelor's Degrees

SCF offers an advanced, innovative and comprehensive program to educate students to be leaders in the field of nursing. The ASN transition program is available for current LPNs while the ASN basic program helps new students to become nurses. Additionally we offer an RN to BSN program to advance your nursing career!

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Associate's Degree

Occupational therapy assistants use functional activities as treatment to assist individuals live as independently as possible. OTA graduates are eligible for the national certification examination of the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

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Physical Therapist Assistant

Associate's Degree

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are skilled health care providers working under the supervision of a physical therapist. PTAs assist physical therapists in implementing and performing treatment programs. They work closely with patients to teach functional activities and improve physical well being and to communicating the patient’s responses to the physical therapist.

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Radiography

Associate's Degree

Become a registered radiographer! The Radiography program combines didactic and clinical education to prepare for a career as a radiographer. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Examination.

We also offer a program for ARRT-registered radiologists to earn their AS degree.

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Respiratory Care Program

Associate's Degree

Respiratory therapists are licensed healthcare providers who have specific training in caring for patients with respiratory disease, including managing life support equipment. Because of the current shortage of respiratory therapists, State College of Florida has partnered with St. Petersburg College (SPC) to offer this collaborative training program for RRTs. Students may take their general education courses at any SCF campus.

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