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Drawing blood is one of those things that you want done right. A well-trained and skilled phlebotomist will know how to get it done quickly, safely and with minimal discomfort.

Even more importantly, a properly conducted blood test is often critical for a patient diagnosis. A new 10-week phlebotomy course is coming to the Volunteer State Community College Highland Crest campus in Springfield.

The class will meet two evenings a week for 10 weeks and is scheduled to begin in late September or early October of 2019 and complete in December.

The course is designed to prepare students for the NHA (National Healthcareer Association) certification exam.  Students must complete the course with a passing grade and complete the clinical objectives to be eligible to sit for the certification exam. 

The course requires includes at least 40 hours of clinical experience in an assigned clinical site; either a hospital, physician’s office, urgent care center, or walk-in clinic. The clinical hours are scheduled during day shift hours, and are coordinated with the student ahead of time. Students who work during the day will be required to take time off work to complete the clinical rotation.

Each class is limited to a small number of students due to the availability of clinical sites.  Students must be interviewed to be accepted into the program. All students selected for the Phlebotomy program must pass a background check and drug screen prior to official acceptance.

The course cost is $950 and the Phlebotomy NHA Exam is $117. This is a non-credit course and is not eligible for financial aid. To participate email terri.crutcher@volstate.edu or call 615-230-3343.

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