Students accepted to the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program at The College of the Florida Keys may apply for the Baptist Health Nurse Scholars Program. 

Students accepted into the Baptist Health Nurse Scholars Programs are provided a scholarship towards school tuition. Scholarship monies  are paid directly to the university. Students are responsible for any additional fees that are  determined by the school.

Approximately five participants will be accepted each spring semester.

Eligible graduates may be offered employment at Baptist Health with a work commitment of 4 years.

Program Accreditation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


Melissa Abreu, MSN-Ed, RN
Program Manager Melissa Abreu, MSN-Ed, RN 786-596-4194 Scholarships@BaptistHealth.net
Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida

With more than 1.5 million patient visits every year from the Florida Keys to Palm Beach county, Baptist Health demonstrates a commitment to clinical and service excellence. Patients and their families from around the world travel to South Florida for to receive expert care from the Baptist Health team. With approximately 23,000 employees and more than 4,000 physicians in virtually all specialties – many with national and international reputations – Baptist Health is South Florida’s world-class healthcare organization. A culture of quality and dedication is instilled into every member of the Baptist Health family.

The College of the Florida Keys Dept. of Nursing & Health Sciences

The College of the Florida Keys Dept. of Nursing & Health Sciences

The mission of the nursing program at The College of the Florida Keys is to prepare nursing students for personal success, responsible citizenship and entry into the nursing profession. The program strives to develop nurses who can provide safe, high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care to the diverse populations that encompass the islands of the Florida Keys as well as to the greater community.



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

  • Florida resident eligible for in-state tuition
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 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?”)
  • Three recommendation forms
    • Baptist Health employees must have one letter of recommendation completed by their manager.

All completed applications must be submitted electronically to ScholarsDocuments@BaptistHealth.net.

Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? Download Application
  • When are applications accepted? Fall: April - June
    Spring: October - November
  • When are candidate interviews? Fall: June - August
    Spring: October - December
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? Fall: August
    Spring: December
  • When does the program start? Fall: August
    Spring: January

Curriculum

Block Experiences

Our program curriculum incorporates several block rotations typically lasting several weeks, giving trainees exposure to a wide variety of learning experiences throughout the duration of the program.
Rotations
Mother/Baby
Pediatrics
Foundations
Medical-Surgical
Mental Health
High Acuity
Leadership

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