To meet the growing demand for nurses now and in the future, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering students a unique opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree in four years while also receiving an Associate in Science in nursing (ASN) and RN licensure while they are completing the program.
The BSNin4 program offers a “Freshman Guarantee” promising students that if they earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in the first year of the program, acceptance into the highly competitive program is guaranteed. Students who maintain a 3.5 GPA in subsequent years, may be eligible for scholarships. No other institution in the region offers such a guarantee, providing peace of mind to students that their pathway to a BSN is achievable.
Incoming freshmen will join a peer-support group with other BSNin4 students when they are admitted. SCF tracks the group’s progress through the programs and provides the appropriate services as needed. BSN courses also are available online allowing RNs to work as they complete the BSN portion of their degree.
SCF is committed to student success in that it works with students to help them obtain grants, loans, scholarships and part-time employment. As part of this groundbreaking program, SCF will offer loan forgiveness to students who borrow the funds to complete their Summer 2 term and continue the four-year program and graduate on time.
For more information, contact Julie Darner, health professions specialist, at BSNin4@SCF.edu or 941-752-5209, or visit SCF.edu/Nursing.