SCF Nursing in Top 5 Percent of State Programs

The Registered Nursing Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is in the top 5 percent of the state’s 160 Associate in Science in nursing (ASN) programs after graduates achieved a 98.94 percent pass rate on the nursing licensure exam for 2017. SCF graduates ranked eighth in passing rates among the ASN programs in Florida.

SCF graduates performed well above the national average of 84 percent and the state average of 70 percent on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX). 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.

SCF’s health care programs have long been successful. Graduates from SCF’s Radiography Program earned a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt in taking the exam for five consecutive years. Graduates of SCF’s health sciences programs – physical therapist assistant, occupational therapy assistant, dental hygiene and radiography – have an annual pass rate above 90 percent on their licensure exams.

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