Mellonie Conrad, CEO, RN Academic Director
Jennifer Hinojosa,Admissions Coordinator
Whitney McFarland, LPN, CNA Instructor
Matt McFarland, AAS, RN, NREMT-P
Mike Mays, NREMT-P CPR Instructor
Alex Thornton, BSEE, Computer Engineer, IT
Gateway is an Allied Health School based in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is licensed and regulated by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and accredited through American Allied Health.
Our Healthcare mission is to provide collegiate level training programs for an entry level position in the healthcare field, to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all we do.
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Obtaining an Allied Health National Certification will set you apart from other applicants as you EMBARK on a rewarding healthcare career! Working alongside doctors & nurses will give you a wealth of information. Over time, you will develop strong relationships with other medical professionals.
This 111.5 hour course (95.5 hours of classroom/lab time and 16 clinical hours) provides the required training by the State of Arkansas for state certification of nursing assistants. A Certified Nursing Assistant, is an individual who works in the healthcare industry and provides assistance with activities of daily living, bedside care, and basic nursing procedures to patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The services provided can occur in all types of settings to include: in-patient, out-patient and long term care healthcare facilities. They are responsible for the everyday care of a patient such as recording health concerns, helping a patient bathe, and obtaining vital signs. This job is rewarding as their role enhances a patient's quality of life during healthcare treatment.
In this 68-hour course (48 hours of classroom/lab time and 20 hours of externship) students will learn how to properly collect blood and prepare blood samples from all age ranges for medical and clinical testing. The physician uses these tests to determine the overall health of an individual and to diagnose medical conditions. Hospitals, laboratories and other healthcare facilities have an increasing demand for phlebotomists. Phlebotomy technicians are critical team members at hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, physician offices, and blood donor centers. A day in the career of a phlebotomy technician may include such tasks as the following:
In this 224-hour course (144 hours of class/lab time and 80 hours of externship) students will learn how to perform administrative and clinical tasks in physician and other health practitioner offices. Medical assistants are trained medical professionals who work with doctors, nurses and various administrative staff to help with certain care tasks and coordinate the overall experience. Essentially, a medical assistant is the bridge between patients and the doctors and nurses who care for them. Duties of a medical assistant vary from office to office, and also depend on the size and location of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty. A day in the career of a medical assistant may include such tasks as the following:
In this 68-hour course (48 hours of classroom/lab time and 20 hours of externship) students will become acquainted with the proper handling of medications under the supervision of a pharmacist and be taught how to adequately perform the primary job duties of a Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy Technicians are sought-after professionals in pharmacies located in hospitals, commercial pharmacies, and other independent pharmacies. With a CPhT national certification from AAH, you will have the credentials you need to invest in your future and prepare for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician. A day in the career of a pharmacy technician may include such tasks as the following:
In this 68-hour course (48 hours of classroom/lab time and 20 hours of externship) students will learn to operate equipment that measures, monitors and graphically traces the electrical activity of the heart. Physicians use this information to help diagnose cardiovascular problems, preop & postop cardiac clearance, annual wellness visits, and to qualify for certain life insurance policies, etc. Students will be trained to recognize abnormal rhythm strips and to provide reliable test results for the physician's interpretation. Students will learn to operate the EKG machine safely and proficiently. EKG technicians work in physician offices, hospitals (ER) and other medical facility outpatient settings. A day in the career of an electrocardiograph (EKG) technician may include such tasks as the following:
Open enrollment is NOW available for ALL Online HYBRID classes. If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in any of our Allied Health Programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
174 Cornerstone Court, Ste C, Hot Springs, AR, 71913
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Hours of operation may vary during the Holiday Season