Baptist Health System School of Health Professions


The Baptist Health System School of Health Professions began as separate schools that were all founded by the Baptist Health System. The first, The School of Nursing, was founded in 1903, followed by the Surgical Technology school in 1955, the Medical Imaging Technology School in 1959, and the Vocational Nursing School in 1988. Eventually, they were all combined into one institution and went from awarding only diplomas to degrees.

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Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 17 : 1
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Enrollment Total (all students) 649


The school supports both campus and online learning and students can enroll in one of the following departments:

  • Professional Nursing
  • Surgical Technology
  • Medical Imaging Technology
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Baccalaureate Nursing
  • General Education Studies
  • Healthcare Management

Students attend to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in RN (BSN) or a Bachelor’s in Science in Healthcare Management. There are associate degrees in Medical Imaging, Professional Nursing, and Surgical Technology. Diplomas are awarded in Vocational Nursing. Finally, future healthcare workers can obtain a Post Professional Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Computed Tomography.

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A Career Services department to help students kick-start their professional career is available. The placement assistance department assists students with career and interview training, resume preparation, career workshops, job leads and networking.


The admission process is simple and can be completed via the online application form. Admission requirements include:

  • Official high school transcripts or GED scores
  • Passing substance abuse test
  • Required immunizations for MMRs, tetanus diphtheria, chicken pox, flu, hepatitis B, and TB.
  • Must have CPR for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association.

A background check is required for all nursing students.

International students must have an F1 visa. Several additional admission requirements could be there depending on the program being applied to.

Students must complete prerequisite courses before classes start. A list of mandatory prerequisite courses can be found here.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of Pell grants and loans for the following programs:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
  • Radiologic and Surgical Technology
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Medical Sonography
  • To receive federal financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at FAFSA. Other financial aid opportunities include the Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship, which is awarded to meritorious students. The scholarship amount varies each year.

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    The school is mainly focused on academics, but does provide some opportunities for students to gather and get to know each other outside of class. Students can join the Student Government or the Student Nurses Association (SNA), which arranges activities for students, faculty, and administration.

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    Local Community

    Located in the heart of San Antonio, Texas, students can enjoy the Texan life while continuing their studies. Outdoor recreational opportunities exist at The River Walk and the Missions National Historical Park. Celebrate the Battle of Alamo anniversary each year at San Antonio. It is among the top 10 national historic sites in the United States!


    The school is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools while all departments hold individual accreditations by their respective accrediting authorities.

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