NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a phlebotomy technician course July 23- Sept. 7.
The seven-week course is broken into two parts: five weeks of classroom and two weeks of clinical. It 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 they will be 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 (BLS) Certification through the American Heart Association. The possibility of random drug screening at the student’s expense could take place at clinical sites.
Requirements include proof of high school diploma, GED or official transcript; a $125 National Board Certification and materials fee paid to the instructor the first night of class and a set of solid scrubs for clinical days (any color).
Students must purchase required textbook prior to the first night of class, Phlebotomy Essentials, 6th edition (Wolters Kluwer). This book is not available through the NSU bookstore but may be purchased through a variety of locations. The book may also be checked out from the instructor at no cost. However, it must be understood that if it is returned damaged or not returned at all, there will be a $60 fee that must be paid before being allowed to sit for the National Board Examination.
Classes will be held on the second floor of South Hall from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings July 23-Sept. 7. Clinical hours will vary. Sherry Hinton, CPI, of Stick It Phlebotomy, LLC, will be the class instructor.
The cost of the class is $850 plus the $125 National Board Certification and material fee paid directly to the instructor first night of class. A minimum payment of $425 must be included with registration and does not include material fee or board fee. The remaining balance must be paid through Checkout prior to the start of clinical.