Phlebotomy training for a Pre-Nursing student
- 0Nov 23, '13 by ssharifi94Hi,
I'm currently taking my pre reqs for Nursing school and was brainstorming ways to possibly make myself more competitive. Does Phlebotomy training help?
I've always heard it's a good idea for a Pre Nursing student to become a phlebotomist first but never knew why. Anyone know some good pro's and con's?
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- 0Nov 25, '13 by Jess1225Quote from ratladyI find inserting IVs more difficult because you try to stay away from using the AC area and I sometimes blow the vein after flushing.I don't know but I've been a lab tech for 5 years, which I do about 100+ draws per week. I hope it counts. Well at least I'll be a nurse that gets a vein. I've always had trouble with nurses getting my veins as well as my mother and everyone else I talk with. LOL
- 0Nov 26, '13 by SopranoKrisI got my phlebotomy certification before nursing school. I found it was helpful experience learning to talk to patients, explaining lab tests and having to do something that you know is an unpleasant experience and learned to make it more enjoyable for the patient. That's a good skill to have as you advance in your skills in nursing school.
While we haven't learned IV starts yet, I feel confident I'll know how to find a good vein when the time comes. I was certainly comfortable with syringes & needless when we learned SubQ, IM and ID injections.
I don't think there's any one "right" certification before nursing school. Each has their own pros & cons. Pick the one that interests you most.