Phlebotomy class begins Feb. 5


NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a Phlebotomy Technician course starting Monday, Feb. 5.

The class will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in South Hall on the Northwestern State campus through March 28.

This course is broken down into five weeks of classroom and two weeks of clinical training. The class is designed to teach entry-level phlebotomy skills to students interested in pursuing a career in phlebotomy.  Students are required to complete 100 clinical hours and 100 venipunctures before being allowed to take the board exam.  Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the National Board Certification Exam on site through the American Certification Agency for Healthcare Professionals. This course also includes Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association.

Requirements to take the class include proof of a high school diploma, GED or official transcript, payment of National Board Certification and material fee paid to the instructor on the first night of class, a set of solid scrubs of any color for clinical days and the required textbook:  Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th edition (Wolters Kluwer).

The fee for the class is $850, half of which must be paid with registration. The remainder must be paid prior to the start of class along with $125 paid directly to the instructor for National Board Certification and material fee.

For more information, call (318) 357-6355, (800) 376-2422 or go to