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Should I take a Phlebotomy course after CNA?

  1. 1 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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  3. Visit  logank622 profile page
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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.
  4. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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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.
  5. Visit  pnkgirl25 profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  WoundedBird profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  Sun0408 profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  dianer83 profile page
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    Just do your CNA cause u need it for clinical anyways good luck......
  9. Visit  ariana_ox profile page
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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
  10. Visit  laylayluv90 profile page
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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?
  11. Visit  laylayluv90 profile page
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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
  12. Visit  laylayluv90 profile page
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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.
  13. Visit  laylayluv90 profile page
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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
  14. Visit  laylayluv90 profile page
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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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