Sunshine Health Medical Academy

Sunshine Health Works logo, sun rising over an open bookGadsden Connect launched as a pilot project in 2020 and focused on addressing the shortage of healthcare workers by providing full scholarships to Gadsden County residents who met the eligibility criteria. Sixty Gadsden County residents enrolled and completed the program. 

Sunshine Health committed more than $500,000 in 2022 to build on the success of the Gadsden Connect program, expanding services to Leon and Wakulla counties. Read More

Programs of Study

As a result of an expanded focus, the Sunshine Health-Works initiative will increase from two healthcare programs to five programs, including three additional in-demand healthcare programs. Training will be offered in Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties. The current list of programs available includes:

Home Health Aide

Learn How To:

  • Provide routine individualized healthcare
  • Monitor and report changes in the health status of patients
  • Provide personal care to patients (bathing, dressing, and grooming)

Nursing Assistant - Long-Term Care

Learn How To:

  • Prepare for the state nursing assistant competency examination
  • Serve as an entry-level healthcare worker
  • Safely and effectively work as part of a healthcare team

Medical Administrative Specialist

Learn How To:

  • Prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam
  • Prepare for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam
  • Enter the workforce as an information technology assistant, front desk specialist, medical office technologist, or medical administrative specialist

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Learn How To:

  • Study the technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy
  • Earn a BLS/First Aid Certification
  • Become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Next class begins: TBD

LPN to RN Bridge Program

Learn How To:

  • Prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
  • Function effectively and safely in an entry-level registered nursing position

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 The Sunshine Health Works Scholarship Program establishes fully-funded scholarships to reward students seeking careers in the area of Health Care.

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About Sunshine Health

Sunshine Health is among the largest healthcare plans in Florida, serving more than 1 million Floridians through Medicaid, Marketplace, and Medicare Advantage health plans. Offering coordinated care and a network of support for its members, Sunshine Health is transforming the health of the community, one person at a time.

Through their generous donation, Sunshine Health Works programs and scholarships will be available to students in the entire service area of TCC.

For More Information

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