ASU-Newport’s Surgical Technology Program Awarded Continuing Accreditation by CAAHEP
Arkansas State University-Newport (ASU-Newport) has recently announced that its Surgical Technology associate degree program has received continued accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The decision, made on May 19, recognizes the program’s exemplary compliance with the rigorous standards established by CAAHEP.
Offered at both the main Newport campus and the approved satellite campus at Marked Tree, ASU-Newport’s Surgical Technology program has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to maintaining excellence in health-related education. This accreditation serves as a testament to the program’s dedication to meeting industry standards and preparing students for successful careers in surgical technology.
The Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assist (ARC/STSA), in collaboration with ASU-Newport, conducts periodic comprehensive reviews of compliance with program standards. Through their diligent work, Dr. Stacie Hay, Dean of Nursing and Health Professions, and Shannon Riley, Director of Surgical Technologyhave ensured that the program meets the highest educational standards in the field.
Dr. Typhanie Myers, ASU-Newport Provost and Vice Provost for Academic and Student Affairs expressed her appreciation for the accreditation and hard work of the faculty and staff involved. She said, “We are proud to receive continued accreditation from CAAHEP for our associate degree program in Surgical Technology. This recognition reflects our ongoing commitment to providing an exceptional education and preparing our students for successful careers in surgical technology. We congratulate Dr. Stacie Hay and Principal Shannon Riley for their outstanding leadership and dedication to providing a high-quality educational experience.”
CAAHEP accreditation is of significant importance in the field of surgical technology education as it ensures that programs adhere to profession-specific standards and guidelines established by CAAHEP, ARC/STSA, the American College of Surgeons, the Association of Surgical Technologists, and the National Assistant Association. This collaborative effort ensures that students enrolled in ASU-Newport’s Surgical Technology program receive the best education aligned with industry best practices.
ASU-Newport is honored to receive continued accreditation from CAAHEP for its associate degree program in Surgical Technology. The accreditation serves as recognition of the hard work, dedication, and continuous improvement efforts of the faculty, staff, and students involved in the program. ASU-Newport remains steadfast in its commitment to providing quality education and producing highly qualified, competent professionals in the field of surgical technology.
It is widely claimed that, “ASU-Newport has long been recognized as a leader in health-related education programs throughout Northeast Arkansas.” With this continued accreditation from CAAHEP, ASU-Newport’s Surgical Technology program solidifies its position as a top-notch educational institution committed to excellence and innovation in healthcare education.