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The following resources are available to ensure our students can find useful information during their college careers as well as after graduation.

Clinical Rotations

Every student will participate in four (4) clinical rotations as part of their CLS training. Many CLS clinical sites are NOT located in Jonesboro, so students can expect to drive to and from clinical sites for one or more rotations. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for transportation and the associated costs should be factored in to the total cost of your education. We will make every effort to place you at sites located near where you live or where close family or friends live, but we make no guarantees that your desired placement will always be possible.

Background Check

Arkansas State University College of Nursing and Health Professions requires background checks for students admitted to professional programs. This is to ensure compliance with agreements between the College and Clinical Facilities.

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 Direct Link to A-State Background Information Center >>

Medical Malpractice Insurance

Medical malpractice insurance, also known as “Professional Liability Insurance,” covers a healthcare professional in a variety of ways. Almost every healthcare professional is eligible for malpractice insurance. Each student should determine his or her own needs.

Certification Information

We strongly recommend that students take the ASCP certification exam after you graduate. Although graduates have up to five years post-graduation to sit for the exam, we recommend that you take it shortly after graduation when all the information is fresh in your head.

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Professional Organizations

Professional organizations play an important role in the advancement of a profession. Members get opportunities to enhance their professional network, broaden their knowledge, and stay current on current issues in the industry.


Job Openings

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Our department posts job openings for regional health care facilities. 

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Student Association

The Student Association of Clinical Laboratory Professionals provides a venue for students to participate in social, recruitment, and volunteer activities at ASU and in the community.

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