Nurses at Baptist Health are encouraged to pursue learning throughout their career. Baptist Health employees accepted to the Graduate Nurse Scholars Program may apply for monetary incentives (scholarships) towards their tuition in return for work commitments at Baptist Health.

Employees are selected annually based on the needs of the organization. Those accepted in to the Graduate Nurse Scholars program take classes full-time, whether the program is face-to-face or online.

Eligible Programs

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program – Barry University
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program – NSU
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
    • Nursing Education
    • Nursing Administration
    • Nursing Informatics
    • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Ph.D. in Nursing
Barbara Marchante, MSN, RN

Director of Nursing Education

Barbara Marchante, MSN, RN

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • RN license
  • Completion of all prerequisites
  • Acceptance letter into nursing program
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be a Baptist Health employee:
    • No corrective action during the last six months
    • Must fully meet the most recent annual evaluation


Application Requirements

Once you have completed all of the prerequisites, you may download an application for the Baptist Health Nurse Scholars Program. A complete application includes the following:

  • Completed and signed application forms.
  • A letter of full acceptance from your nursing program.
  • Most recent, official transcripts. Must be unopened.
  • Professional resume
  • Essay (one page, typed. Briefly tell us about yourself and “Why you want to pursue this degree?”)
  • Completed a career counseling session with Scholars Program AVP/Director
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? Application
  • When are applications accepted? March 1 - May 15
  • When are candidate interviews? June
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? July
  • When does the program start? August

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