The Phlebotomist or Phlebotomy Technician is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient's blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection to produce quality results. This program is designed to familiarize the student, through didactic and clinical instruction, skillful and safe training in venipuncture. Didactic lectures cover the theory, anatomy and terminology pertaining to the cardio-vascular system. Practical instruction provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique verified through a skills check-off system which includes performing live blood draws and working with a training arm.-collection to produce quality results.
Upon successful completion of this 72-hour course training and venipuncture log, the student will receive a certificate of completion from Thomas Nelson and be prepared to take the Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. Upon successful completion of externship, the student will receive a Professional Certificate for the Phlebotomy Technician program.
Pre-requisites: Minimum of 18 years or older and have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Students Responsibility: Attend mandatory orientation, required textbook, white scrubs/shoes, BLS for Healthcare Providers course, and externship prerequisites such as background check, updated immunization & TB test, and or physical exam.
WCG & FANTIC Grant approved
Participants must attend Mandatory Orientation to be eligible in the program, Summer 2017
Register for classes using the Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Online Registration System.