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Phlebotomy Training

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HELLO...

ANYONE KNOW OF ANY QUICK CLASSES IN PHELBOTOMY/IV STICKS.. TO GET A BETTER HANDLE ON THE TECHNIQUE IN THE PHILLY AREA..?

THANKS!:idea:

Try this company: Perivascular Nurse Consultants

http://www.pncnurse.com/

They offer one-two day certification courses in phlebotomy, IV, PICC lines, etc. The instructor is very good. There are no live sticks; you use a model for the test to receive the certification.

Sometimes it takes a month or two for them to get enough people for the smaller courses (e.g. phlebotomy), but if you contact them and give them your name, they will let you know when they schedule a class.

Hi, I'm also thinking of taking a phlebotomist course while I'm waiting for my LPN program to start. I saw that the average salary for a phlebotomist is $27,000. Am I missing something ? Can I actually take a 160 hour course and make $27,000 as a phlebotomist while in nursing school ? Thanks

Is there any additional training required to be a phlebotomist? Or would this class be enough to apply for jobs?

Hi, I'm also thinking of taking a phlebotomist course while I'm waiting for my LPN program to start. I saw that the average salary for a phlebotomist is $27,000. Am I missing something ? Can I actually take a 160 hour course and make $27,000 as a phlebotomist while in nursing school ? Thanks

I am licensed as a phlebotomist, and (1) couldn't find a job when I finished school (in Chicago or Pittsburgh) and (2) on average saw $9ish an hour to start. Every employer I applied with wanted someone with 1-2 years of experience (how was I supposed to get that without someone to hire me?).

So yeah. I spent a few grand to get this license that I don't use. It's okay, though, I am working for a hospital now anyway and they're paying for my nursing school.

Is there any additional training required to be a phlebotomist? Or would this class be enough to apply for jobs?

Just the course, and a exam. There are a few different associations that license phlebotomists, and they probably have different requirements. Mine is through NHA.

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