Nursing Program at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Receives 8-Year Accreditation

(Bradenton, Fla., Aug. 25, 2016) —  The Board of Commissioners of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) granted the RN to BSN program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) continuing accreditation with the next evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2024.

 As part of the accreditation process, the College must meet six standards:

  • The program mission must be results driven.
  • Faculty and staff must be qualified and credentialed.
  • Student policies and support programs must foster learning and student achievement.
  • Curriculum must support learning and an education that is consistent with safe health care practices.
  • Resources both physical and fiscal must be sustainable
  • Outcomes: Graduates are able to demonstrate student achievement and nursing competencies.

The BSN faculty and staff developed a self-study addressing the standards. The site visit team, consisting of four nursing professionals from across the country, visited SCF in April and evaluated the program based on the six standards, verifying the content in the self-study. The program received high marks, with faculty and resources cited as strengths. The ACEN Evaluation Review Panel read the team’s report in June, and upheld the findings of the site visit team. The final step was the formal approval by the ACEN Board of Commissioners. 

For more information, contact Beverly Hindenlang, dean of nursing and health professions, at or 941-363-7267.


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