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Health Professions

Overview

The Health Professions 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 health care 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 to ASU-Newport.

Certified Nursing Assistant
Certificate of Proficiency

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.

To be considered for the CNA program, an applicant must complete the following:

1. A reading score of 70 on the Compass Exam or a reading score of 60 on the Accuplacer 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

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 & Summer

CNA degree plan

Emergency Medical Technician
Certificate of Proficiency

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.

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: Newport, Jonesboro

Course Availability: Fall, Spring

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.

Patient Care Technician
Certificate of Proficiency

Length of Program: 12 months

Total Program Cost: 

Patient Care Technician​ Gainful Employment Information

Campus Availability: 

Course Availability: 

Patient Care Technician Degree Plan

Phlebotomy
Certificate of Proficiency

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.

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

1. A reading score of 70 on the Compass Exam or a reading score of 60 on the Accuplacer 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)

Total Program Cost: $1,150

Campus Availability: Jonesboro

Course Availability: Every 8 Weeks

Phlebotomy degree plan

Practical Nursing
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 11 months

Total Program Cost: $8,000 (includes cost of books, uniform, testing fee and license)

Practical Nursing Gainful Employment Information

Campus Availability: Newport, Jonesboro, Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall (Newport & Jonesboro), Spring (Marked Tree)

Practical Nursing Degree Plan

Practical Nursing Degree Applications are due on June 30th for Fall Semester, and October 1st for Spring Semester!
Spring Semester Deadline EXTENDED!  Now due October 30th!
Practical Nursing Application  

Registered Nursing
Associate of Applied Science - Registered Nursing

Length of Program: 11 months

Total Program Cost: $6,017 (includes cost of books, uniform, testing fee and license)

Campus Availability: Newport

Course Availability: Spring

Registered Nursing Degree Plan

Registered Nursing Application  (Spring 2018 Application period has closed)

Surgical Technology
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 12 months

Total Program Cost: $6,220 (includes cost of books, uniform and testing fee)

Surgical Technology Gainful Employment Information

Campus Availability: Newport, Marked Tree

Technical Certificate Degree Plan
Surgical Technology Application (coming soon)