Phlebotomy Cert. Class... - page 2

Hey Everyone! I'm getting excited and nervous about this weekend! I signed up for a phlebotomy certification course and it's this Saturday and Sunday. I decided to take this workshop because... Read More

  1. by   nursebucky
    I am a PRN phlebo. You all will do just fine. It will help you in nursing I know, as far as the sticking goes.

    Wait until you get so good that you can stick yourself with a butterfly. When I am at work and want to test my cholestrol, I stick myself and have a Tech run it for me.

    I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!
  2. by   2ner
    Bean, what's that company's name? I'd love to get certified in phlebo too. I checked into the class at my school and it's like 3+ months.
  3. by   krisRN2B
    Good luck Bean
    I too would like to take a similar seminar. Can you tell me please here are you doing this seminar? At a hospital or your school or what? Thanks a million!!!
  4. by   Hooligan
    Hello Everyone!

    In case others are curious, the name of the company is Medtexx and their web address is I'm really not sure why I didn't post it originally...but anyway, here's the link!

    Kris, the workshop was actually held in a Hotel Banquet room near Midway airport in Chicago. It worked out well. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  5. by   2ner
    Thanks a ton, bean! We appreciate it
  6. by   Hooligan
    No Problem!!! Glad to help!

  7. by   lpn_someday
    Do you think you are prepared to take an exam after 1 weekend. I'm only asking because I'm thinking about taking a weekend seminar my self. Every place around here takes at least a couple of weeks.

  8. by   Jen2

    Just wanted to say that I start an ADN nursing program this fall and work at a hospital as a phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is a knack you have to develope your own technique. What works for you may not work for someone else. It's all about confidence. If you could get into a hospital as a phlebotomist even working every other weekend I would reccomend it. In my hospital the phlebs get to go to all the codes and I have seen and experienced so much from this. Not to mention I know all the normal ranges for bloodwork before starting my clinicals. Goodluck to you.
  9. by   fnimat1
    I've been thinking about taking a Phlebetomy and Medical Assistance course at Harrison Career Institute here in N.J. if I don't get accepted into the nursing program this Sept. I think it's great to have another skill, and possibly get a part-time I have inquired about the program and they are going to send me some information.

  10. by   Jen2
    I statred out as a MA after I graduated high school. It gets your feet wet a bit. However, in most cases it costs more to become an MA then it does for two years of college tuition. It was a total rip-off, but it did get me interested more in the human body and how it works. The pay is very low, I worked in a large specialty practice for 4 years and was only making $8.00 an hour when I quit with no benefits. I wish I'd have went for LPN instead of MA before I started nursing school. The LPN helps you to get into an RN program and somtimes yor can test out of the first semester.
  11. by   kellisdomain
    Hey bean could you pm that site too please. I feel it would be helpful to learn this so I will know it when I do clinicals.



  12. by   CVnurse08
    Congrats on getting your certification and thanks for the link to that website ~ sounds neat !!
  13. by   Gypsy3142
    Could you pm the website to me as well?! Thanks! :bowingpur