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

(Bradenton, Fla., March 1, 2018) — The registered nursing program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) has been ranked fourth in the state by based on SCF students’ national test scores and the College’s rigorous program and practical training. 

“The State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota prides itself on the rigorous preparation for the NCLEX-RN, as well as exceptional practical training,” according to, a national website created by nurses that is dedicated to helping nurses succeed. The organization analyzed 144 nursing programs in Florida, ranking the top 50.

The company obtained pass rates for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) for all RN programs state by state. 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 2016 count more toward overall rankings than scores from 2013. 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.

For information on SCF’s nursing program, visit

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