Certified Nursing Assistants are an important member of the allied health professional team. They provide hands-on care including bathing, dressing and supporting patients in a dignified manner and under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Since 2019, the Clinical Partner Training Program at Baptist Health South Florida has prepared participants to challenge the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam. Participants attend a 6-week program which includes didactic lecture and hands on skills training. Baptist Health is an approved Prometrics testing site and offers onsite exam testing on the campus of Baptist Hospital of Miami.

The Program includes weekly lectures and skills training typically taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the campus of Baptist Hospital. There is also a CPR course incorporated into the program which is scheduled after your start date. Trainees who successfully complete this exam preparation program are well positioned to successfully pass the Florida CNA exam and pursue a career as a Clinical Partner at Baptist Health.

Length of Training Program

6 weeks

Program Size

Up to 25

Program Fee

 $250 (fee is waived for current Baptist Health employees)

Cohort Start Date
 Application Deadline
Interview Date
 March 30, 2021
 March 18, 2021
 March 23, 2021
 May 25, 2021
 May 4, 2021
 May 7, 2021
 August 23, 2021
 August 3, 2021
 August 9, 2021
 October 26, 2021
 September 28, 2021
 October 1, 2021

Andra O. Demorizi
Program Supervisor Andra O. Demorizi 786-596-4194 ClinicalPartner@BaptistHealth.net


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

  • 18 or older by the start of the program
  • Graduated from an accredited high school or GED program
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

Application Requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee (waived for current BHSF employees)
  • Copy of High school diploma/GED

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 below
  • When are applications accepted? March, May, August, September 
  • When are candidate interviews? March, May, August, October
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? Within 1 week of interview
  • When does the program start? March, May, August, October

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