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The Allied Health program combines classroom instruction and clinical training with strong emphasis on technical skills, professional relationships and workplace ethics. Our goal for all students, is to function and participate as an effective member of the healthcare community and to support clients in the achievement of positive healthcare outcomes. 

Students who have completed a healthcare certificate from ASUN been employed by St. Bernards Medical Center, NEA Baptist Medical Center and White River Medical Center.

Start your medical career today, apply now.

The Allied Health department at ASUN has 3 programs with a certificate of proficiency, to start your career today. 

Certified Nursing Assistant
Certificate of Proficiency

To be considered for the CNA program, an applicant must complete the following:
1. Score a 70 on the Compass Exam
2. Official transcripts from High School or GED Program 

3. Proof of two (2) MMR immunizations 
4. Proof of a current Tetanus immunization 
5. Proof of a current TB skin test 
6. Proof of a current Influenza vaccination 
7. Background Check (administered in the program) 
8. Urine Drug Screen (administered in the program) 

Length of Program: 4-5 weeks (day course), 6-7 weeks (evening course)

Total Program Cost: $1,023 (excludes cost of books; includes cost of uniform, shoes, watch and testing fees)

Campus Availability: Newport, Jonesboro, Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall & Spring



SPN 1507 Nursing Assistant Certification

CNA degree plan

Certificate of Proficiency

Phlebotomy is a 240-hour Certificate of Proficiency program that combines classroom instruction with clinical training. Program offerings exceed the certification requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Graduates of the program are prepared to work in a hospital laboratory, doctor’s office, or free standing laboratory.

The phlebotomy program is an eight-week program. Students will attend classes, Monday through Friday; 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Clinical hours will vary according to clinical rotation, but will always be eight hours. The first five weeks will be spent in classroom, the following three weeks at clinical sites.

To be considered for the Phlebotomy Program, an applicant must complete the following:

  • Application – complete the online application for admission.
  • Transcripts – submit an official high school or GED transcript.
  • Test Scores- minimum requirements:
    • COMPASS- 70 Reading. COMPASS is given at 1:00 pm on Wednesdays at the Marked Tree Campus and Fridays at the Jonesboro campus. Cost is $10.
  • Shot Records – provide proof of immunization for two MMRs (mumps, measles, rubella) within your lifetime and a tetanus shot within the last eight years. TB skin test is required after admission into the program.

Final admission is dependent on the outcome of an independent lab drug test at ASUN Jonesboro Site. Class size is limited; get your information in as soon as possible.

Length of Program: 8 weeks

Total Program Cost: $1,150

Campus Availability: Jonesboro

Course Availability: Every 8 Weeks



PHL 1101  CPR and First Aid
PHL Phlebotomy Clinical
PHL Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy degree plan.

Emergency Medical Technician
Certificate of Proficiency

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program meets the requirements of the Arkansas Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services and the guidelines of the Department of Transportation. Completion of the program will allow the student to take the National Certification Exam at their level of training. Criminal background checks are required for all EMT students prior to testing. 

Length of Program: 1 semester

Total Program Cost: $1,845

Campus Availability: Jonesboro

Course Availability: Fall, Spring



1. Minimum COMPASS score required: Reading - 83 or have a minimum of a "C" final grade in Freshman English 1.
2. Influenza Vaccination
3. Varicella Immunization or Titer
4. Hepatitis B Immunization or Waiver
5. A background check is required upon entry into the program. Students will be given instruction regarding how to complete the back ground check during the first week of class. 
6. Current TB Test
7. Tetanus shot within the last ten (10) years
8. Proof of two separate immunizations for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
9. Students must have a negative drug screen (administered at ASUN by an independent lab)
10. Must have a current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR card prior to the first day of class.


EMT 1104 Pre-Hospital Management
EMT 1302 Trauma Management
EMT 1402 Medical Emergencies and Transport
EMT 1502 Basic EMT Clinical Rotation and Lab

EMT degree plan

Students will be responsible for payment of state and national testing fees, criminal background checks, and uniform requirements. These costs will occur at different time points throughout the program.