Quote from WReed
I'm applying to the Spring 2019 as well, I'm in Apollo Beach but willing to do the drive
. Do you know if admissions are based only on the Pre-req GPA or overall?
The first thing they look at is if you have completed all Nursing Prereqs (4 courses: A&P I and II, Eng Comp 1 and College Level Math) and all Gen Ed Courses (5 courses: Humanities, Human Growth and Dev, Eng Comp II, Microbiology and Psych). If you have completed all 9 courses then you are marked as priority for admission. Once they have gone through those applicants, then the next in line are those with the most classes completed (i.e. 8/9 courses, then 7/9 courses, etc.). The minimum GPA for the Nursing Prereqs is 3.0 and the minimum overall (all 9 courses) is 2.75. They no longer require the TEAS, so I am going to guess that they will be receiving more applications than previous periods. MJT_BSN2B is correct that they accept 40 students at each campus (Bradenton and Venice) for a total of 80. When I went to the information session, it was my understanding that either the average GPA or the lowest GPA was around 3.56 for the Fall 2018 cohorts and that's the highest it's ever been. So, it was extremely competitive. This is because last application period was the first time they didn't require the TEAS. It is also my understanding that seats have already been given to students who were essentially waitlisted (she referred to them as alternates) from last application period. I don't know how many seats were already given out, but that makes it a lot more competitive.
That being said, based on the NCLEX pass rate over the last couple of years, SCF is one of the top programs in the state. I will also be applying but I'm not super confident I'll be getting in. I've only completed 7/9 courses (the last 2 will be completed this fall) and my Prereq GPA sits at around 3.58 and my overall from the 7/9 sits at 3.70. So, we shall see. I think it's worth a shot since it looks like such a strong program.
Good luck to everyone!