Should I take a Phlebotomy course after CNA? - page 3

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... Read More

  1. by   laylayluv90
    Quote from pnkgirl25

    I had a few interviews with mental health departments and am waiting to here back. I'm not stressing too much. I figure if I don't find a job, it's god's way of telling me not to work in nursing school. Ill keep looking and if I find something I find something, if not I'm not going to worry about it. I usually apply to 6-10 jobs a day I think all together I have completed close to 200 applications... it's rough in California right now. Once school starts ill probably cut back to 3-5 a day. I really want to see how much I can handle before I jump into a full time job while in school. I have a lot on my plate right now.
    I've heard it's kind of hard working and going to nursing school.
  2. by   laylayluv90
    Quote from thelittledoe
    I would try to get hired first. The hospital I work for will pay for phlebotomy and EKG courses so that I can be a PCT instead of a PCA. Those courses tend to be expensive and with only a couple dollars increase in pay it may or may not be worth it to you to shell out your own money. I just paid $1200 for my CNA course so another $950 for phlebotomy would kill my accounts. Good luck in whatever you choose to do!
    Yes I understand I'm gonna just apply for jobs and if I get the chance to do it then I will go with that route.
  3. by   ShockEmRN
    I took mine at Lonestar college. Only took a few months.
  4. by   laylayluv90
    Quote from Alexandria8263
    I took mine at Lonestar college. Only took a few months.
    What courses did you take CNA phlebotomy or pct
  5. by   ShockEmRN
    I took the cna class (lecture and clinical), the phlebotomy class (lecture and clinical) and the EKG class ( lecture only). Was able to finish it all in less than a semester. After taking all the classes the school gives you a pct certificate.
  6. by   houstonrnhopeful
    Honestly, depending on the hospital you work at they don't recognize your CNA or MA licensing. I work at St. Luke's in the med center and you take a course to become a PCA when you are hired that teaches you to do vitals, glucose checks, blood draws, EKGs, basic patient care, etc.... You can come from working at grocery store with no patient care experience and be hired as a PCA.
  7. by   fjellerup
    houstonrn, may I ask what I could expect as pay as a pca at St. Lukes? I have a few years experience and do blood, and I want to know what to ask.