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A group photo, featuring six CNOs who work for the Baptist Health organization


Why Nursing at Baptist Health

What makes the nursing profession at Baptist Health South Florida different is directly related to the quality of our organization and the team we have in place today. Our CNO's are accomplished clinicians who share a commitment to attracting, growing and retaining the best nursing talent.

Together, we have achieved Magnet status at Baptist Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital – and are on track to add more facilities to that prestigious list. The Baptist Health Center of Excellence in Nursing supports our goals by promoting and rewarding educational and development opportunities that improve all aspects of patient and nurse satisfaction.

In addition, we offer a formal, four-step career path as part of our Professional Nurse Advancement Program. Nurses can also reach out to the Center for Research & Grants to explore additional education, attend special programs, participate in clinical trials and/or participate in an Evidence-Based Practice mentorship.

So if you’re asking yourself, “Why Baptist Health?” those are some of the reasons that make us unique. Here are some others:


Nursing Vision (Read more)

Through shared governance, Baptist Health nurses will provide superior evidence-based care utilizing a professional model of practice. By embracing leadership, collaboration and service excellence, nurses demonstrate advocacy and support for staff, patients, families and physicians, making Baptist Health the community health system of choice.

Awards & Honors (Read more)

Baptist Health South Florida is recognized as an award-winning employer that continuously sets the bar to a new level of achievement. Consider the fact that:

  • More than half of our clinical quality measures are ranked in the top 10 percent nationally according to federal government data
  • We’ve been named among Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies in 2009, making it our 17th time on the list
  • Our organization has been noted as one of the 100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems by Hospital & Health Networks magazine, for nine out of the past ten years

But that’s just the beginning. Click here to view all Baptist Health awards and accolades.

Culture of Caring (Read more)

We’ve built a culture of caring that extends throughout the Baptist Health organization. There is an overriding commitment to best-in-class service and an expectation of quality performance. You can see it in the way we support our community and each other. Our willingness to care for one another helps us achieve our personal best, each and every day. 
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