Is it possible to do EKG and Phlebotomy work while going to nursing school?


Hello, I'm from Jersey. I will be entering my first semester at a local community college. Decided to join the Nursing workforce after my mom had a minor stroke. I wanted to get as much experience doing nursing work and wanted to know if after my first or second semester I can call EKG and Phlebotomy offices to get a job doing both so i can get more real world experience. I want to make sure when I get out of school I know what I'm doing and get the most out of my training. Thank you in advance for your help.

Specializes in NICU, RNC.

Probably not just from being in nursing school. If you get your ECG cert. and your CNA cert, then (where I am), you can be a monitor tech in a hospital. Phlebotomy also requires a separate program completion and certification. I know that some areas will allow you to work as a CNA after your first semester of nursing school, so you might go that route if you're not wanting to take a separate training program.

Specializes in Psych. Has 4 years experience.

Thanks, JGardner. I plan on going for CNA since I learned that in NJ you are allowed to obtain work as a CNA after your first semester in Nursing school. Still don't know about the ECG/Phlebotomy. I know Robert Wood Johnson trains their CNAs to do Phlebotomy. I would love to work for them sice they are one of the bigger hospitals in the state.