In partnership with the Institute, Saint Paul College is offering a new Phlebotomy Certificate Program. Starting in Summer 2013, the Institute will offer a Pre-Phlebotomy course to help students prepare for this program. The Institute will provide academic support and partial tuition scholarships for students who qualify. Preference will be given to students who have completed some of the required college coursework prior to the start of the program. For more information, contact Brooke Ashland at 651-647-0191 x 313 or BAshland@iimn.org.
What does a phlebotomist do?
- Collect blood from patients
- Calm and prep patients
- Transfer vials of blood to the lab
- Analyze results
- Communicate results to patients and physicians
What qualities and skills should a phlebotomist have?
- Calm and accurate under pressure
- Communicates effectively
Why become a phlebotomist?
- Increase your employability
- Gain clinical experience in a lab setting
- Great pre-training or additional training for nurses and medical lab techs
16-Credit Phlebotomy Certificate Required Courses at Saint Paul College
- HLTH 1410: Med Terms – 1 credit
- BIOL 1730:Human Body Systems – 3 credits
- PHIL 1722:Health Care Ethics – 3 credits
- SPCH 1710: Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
SPCH 1720: Interpersonal Communication – 3 credits
- HLTH 1430:CPR/First Aid or
HLTH 1432 CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider – 1 credit
- Phlebotomy – 3 credits
- Phlebotomy Internship – 2 credits (100 hours and 100 successful blood draws)
Read St. Paul College’s Phlebotomy Certificate Program Requirements Guide for more information. Following training, graduates are eligible to take the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Examination administered through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification.