Should I take a Phlebotomy course after CNA? - page 2

by laylayluv90

At the end of the month I will be taking my CNA test. I was wondering should i take a phlebotomy course after that? I'm slowly making my way towards being a RN but I have a long way to go. So I was wondering if I should do this... Read More


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    Quote from pnkgirl25
    I did this. Completed my CNA at the same time I was doing my phlebotomy. I thought It would help me get a job since in CA they hire PCT which are basically CNAs who are phlebotomy trained.... yeah... I'm still looking for a job and it's been five months lol. I did hear that it will make my lvn training a tiny bit easier... who knows.
    Have u applied to hospitals? No ones has called you? I just dnt want it to be a waste of time.
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    Quote from KAR813
    I say go for it with your future goals. I took one as an elective this past semester and it was awesome and even talking to the professor at the end of my practical she said that I could be a valuable resource to my classmates when we get to those skills.
    Thanks a lot
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    Quote from Sun0408
    How much is the course?? What is the pay difference between the two?? If more money is likely I would go for it, if not I would complete my CNA and work towards my goal. Sign up for classes to start the process of becoming an RN while working as a CNA. No need in going into more debt if in the end its really not gonna help much.
    I already completed my CNA class I take the test in a few weeks. The phlebotomy class is like 600. I was gonna take it while I take my prerequisites for RN.
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    Quote from dianer83
    Just do your CNA cause u need it for clinical anyways good luck......
    Thanks a lot I spoke with a few people they say the same thing.
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    Quote from ariana_ox
    I would just do the CNA and work as one for a while but if you think you want to be a phlebotomist while going to school then go for it, my phlebotomy class is $950. And I can't afford that lol but if you have the money and it is something your really want to do, then do it
    I dnt want to be a phlebotomist I would like to be a PCA while in school but I heard u have to learn how to draw blood first.
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    Quote from laylayluv90

    Have u applied to hospitals? No ones has called you? I just dnt want it to be a waste of time.
    I have applied to 56 hospitals in los Angeles from San Diego to the valley. I had one interview for a hospital in Pasadena but they were looking for a per diem CNA Monday- Friday 9-5. I'm in school Monday- Friday 7-3...other then that, nothing
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    the hospital will teach you if they want you to do it. I am a houston CNA, PCAs are CNA they are just called something different at hospitals. A hospital may teach you to draw blood and do EKGs. I have even heard of PCAs starting IVs.
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    and also, 600 is a lot for a phlebotomist class. At san jacinto college in Pasadena its 375 or something along those lines. You really dont need phlebotomy to be a PCA.
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    Quote from pnkgirl25

    I have applied to 56 hospitals in los Angeles from San Diego to the valley. I had one interview for a hospital in Pasadena but they were looking for a per diem CNA Monday- Friday 9-5. I'm in school Monday- Friday 7-3...other then that, nothing
    Omgee that is crazy! Did u apply to anything else so u gain experience
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    Quote from Kdrenee
    and also, 600 is a lot for a phlebotomist class. At san jacinto college in Pasadena its 375 or something along those lines. You really dont need phlebotomy to be a PCA.
    I didn't know San jac classes was around that price. I think I might just apply for CNA job then if they teach me then ok. Was it hard finding a CNA job in Houston?


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