Should I take a Phlebotomy course after CNA?

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    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 in between.
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    I took a phlebotomy course while I was in LPN school so I could become more comfortable sticking needles into people. It was a great experience. I did become a certified phlebotomist - I don't think it will help my job prospects but it helped fill out my resume (I came from a business background so little healthcare experience). If you have the time and the money, it certainly can't hurt.
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    I don't think it's particularly helpful unless you think you're likely to get hired as a phlebotomist while you're in school.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Just do your CNA cause u need it for clinical anyways good luck......
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    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
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    Quote from logank622
    I took a phlebotomy course while I was in LPN school so I could become more comfortable sticking needles into people. It was a great experience. I did become a certified phlebotomist - I don't think it will help my job prospects but it helped fill out my resume (I came from a business background so little healthcare experience). If you have the time and the money, it certainly can't hurt.
    Is the course hard?
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    I don't think it's particularly helpful unless you think you're likely to get hired as a phlebotomist while you're in school.
    I heard in hospitals that PCA/PCT are CNAs but they can draw blood but my school doesn't teach CNAs to draw blood


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