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i was a phlebotomist for about 9 years until last july. i transitioned to my new nursing role at that point. i don't know if that helps, but i could certainly answer any questions you might have. i did training and held my ascp license at one point as well. if that can work for you, i would love to help
if that doesn't work, i hope you find what you're looking for :d
Yes a nurse can be a phlebotomist with further training. My instructor was both a lab phlebotomist and an oncology nurse. ASCP is a certifying authority for phlebotomists. There are like 12 last time I looked. ASCP is a well know authority most places will hire you with their certification. Nurses and phlebotomists cross over in some situations but a phlebotomist is trained exclusively in collection and processing of specimens where as a nurse as a broad understanding of what is done and the clinical implications of the test results. It would be like being a car mechanic having to service a jet, while some of their knowledge is similiar the phlebotomist is the specialist in specimen collection.(ps I'm a phlebotomist going to nursing school (hoping for august 2010 entry).