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Can RN foreign graduate apply for phlebotomy license?

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I am italian nurse, My degree is a RN 3 years nursing programm (5400h theoretical hours and 2070 pratice hours).

I am Green card holder, i live in san Diego, i have applied for RN and LVN CA Board.

My question is: White i'm waiting for NCLEX, can i Apply for phlebptomy license with My italian degree transcription?

Or do i have to make a phlebotomy corse necesarily?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 10 years experience.

You need to inquire with the governmental agency that registers/licenses/certifies phlebotomists. CA is one of two states that mandated state registration/certification for phlebotomists.

Tank you for Your answer!

Therefore i Will call to govermental agency.

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[TD]Please do not contact CPS regarding eligibility or board approval questions. You need to contact Laboratory Field Services with these questions at (510) 620-3800 or go to the Laboratory Field Services website.

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