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History

The Baptist Health System School of Health Professions evolved from a private cluster of health science schools sponsored by the Baptist Health System. The School of Nursing was the first school, chartered in 1903. Surgical Technology followed in 1955, Medical Imaging Technology in 1959, and Vocational Nursing in 1988.

Over the years the school has grown from a diploma to a degree granting institution. The first Associate of Applied Science degrees were awarded in 2009. In 2010 the school began to offer Online programs and courses. In 2012 the school was approved as a baccalaureate degree granting institution and will launch the RN to BSN degree completion program.

Baptist Health System has a long standing reputation for graduating highly competent and caring future health care professionals. Our graduates will be entering the dynamic healthcare environment at a time when their knowledge and skills are highly valued.

The School of Health Professions offers degree completion for the RN to BSN and B.S. in Healthcare Management, Associate degrees in Medical Imaging, Professional Nursing, and Surgical Technology along with diploma programs in Vocational Nursing and post professional certifications in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Computed Tomography.