The Baptist Health System, in San Antonio, Texas, commits to health care through an extensive network incorporating hospitals, fitness and rehabilitation facilities, specialty centers, like the Baptist Regional Children’s Center and the Baptist Breast Center, and a School of Health Professions. Early, the Baptist Health System established a health science school, beginning with the founding of the School of Nursing program in 1903. The Baptist Health System continued to add programs ranging from Medical Imaging Technology to Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing, resulting in the emergence of the Baptist Health System School of Health Professions. Today, Baptist Health System School of Health Professions continues to progress with the recent approval to award Bachelor’s degrees. The more than 66,000 square foot school houses classrooms, conference rooms, offices, and labs, like the the 21-bed nursing lab and simulation rooms. The Bruce A. Garrett Medical Library provides valuable research resources.
The Baptist Health System School of Health Professions is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools in addition to retaining approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Workforce Commission. Additionally, specific areas of study retain programmatic accreditation.
The School of Health Professions maintains five academic departments.
- Medical Imaging Technology
- Professional Nursing
- Surgical Technology
- Vocational Nursing
- General Education
Currently the School of Health Professions offers several programs, along with a number of courses, online for students requiring greater flexibility. Distance learning includes:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Advanced Certificate in Computed Tomography
- Surgical Technology - Accelerated Alternate Delivery
- General education courses
Online does not mean less work. Initially, students complete the online Orientation program. Students participate in asynchronous classes, but are required to fulfill “rigorous attendance criteria” and engage in discussion boards. The school offers students support through the same network of on-campus resources, including advising and counseling services, and students can make contact via email or phone. The student-to-faculty ratio for online classes is limited to 24:1.
Interested applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Admissions requires the submission of the application, official transcripts for prior coursework, including both college level and high school / GED transcripts, an entrance test, and completion of the Gallup Talent Assessment Survey. International students will need to submit proof of English language proficiency via TOEFL scores. Furthermore, recognizing that students will be concentrating on health related professions, prerequisites for entrance to the school include updated immunizations, along with substance abuse tests and criminal background checks. Students will also need to provide proof of health care insurance. Further degree-specific requirements may be necessary.
Tuition is program/degree specific and ranges from the Perioperative Nursing program tuition of $5,000 to the post licensure Bachelor’s RN-BSN degree costing $24,098.
The Baptist School of Health Professions participates in Title IV for select degree programs and offers various sources of financial aid for students. Federal aid includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, and the Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS). Additionally, the Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship awards merit and need-based aid to eligible students, and various departments offer degree-specific scholarships. The school offers Veterans Administration Benefits for select degree programs. Eligible military personnel, veterans, and their dependents may access aid, including VEAP, Non-Contributory VEAP, Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, Montgomery GI Bill, Active Duty and Selective Reserve, and the Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program.
Sector Of Institution:Private for-profit, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:N/A
Be the first to write a review. Click the link below.