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Accepting Applications: Baptist Health Clinical School Launching Summer Cohort

Baptist Health Clinical School gives public access to training to help students prepare for Nursing Assistant certification.

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By Baptist Health


Jacksonville, Fla., April 4, 2023 – Baptist Health Clinical School opened applications for a 15-week Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) preparation course. This will be the second cohort through Baptist Health Clinical School, which is licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Commission for Independent Education. 


The program will prepare the student to take their CNA certification exam through the Florida Board of Nursing. Training will be:

  • Comprised of classroom sessions, a skills lab, testing and clinicals within a hospital and a long-term care facility
  • Teaching students to care for patients in all types of care settings 
  • A mix of members of the public and Baptist Health team members

Successful candidates will have an opportunity to interview for a position to work at Baptist Health following certification, where they will also receive a year of mentoring within the health system. Once employed, Baptist Health offers team member education support as a benefit.


Candidates must:

  • Have a passion for helping others
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Pass an academic assessment test
  • Participate in an interview

Registration deadline

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, May 5, 2023. Classes will begin in July. 

Learn more about the program and download the application.

About Baptist Health
 Baptist Health is a faith-based, mission-driven system in Northeast Florida comprised of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville; Baptist Medical Center Beaches; Baptist Medical Center Clay; Baptist Medical Center Nassau; Baptist Medical Center South and Wolfson Children’s Hospital – the region’s only children’s hospital. Baptist Health is part of Coastal Community Health, a highly integrated regional hospital network focused on significant initiatives designed to enhance the quality and value of care provided to our contiguous communities. Baptist Health has the area’s only dedicated heart hospital; orthopedic institute; women’s services; neurological institute, including comprehensive neurosurgical services, a comprehensive stroke center and two primary stroke centers; a Bariatric Center of Excellence; a full range of psychology and psychiatry services; urgent care services; primary and specialty care physicians’ offices throughout Northeast Florida; and Baptist Home Health Care by BAYADA. The Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is a regional destination for multidisciplinary cancer care, which is clinically integrated with the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the internationally renowned cancer treatment and research institution in Houston. For more details, visit baptistjax.com.

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