This continuing education course is designed for individuals who have prior healthcare training and/or are licensed/certified in a healthcare field and/or are currently working in the healthcare industry. The course provides individuals with an understanding of the responsibilities associated with those of a Phlebotomy Technician. The course provides an overview of anatomy and physiology, the cardiovascular system, disease and wellness, and clinical procedures necessary to succeed as a Phlebotomy Technician, including the steps necessary to process laboratory tests in a hospital or physician’s office lab. In addition, the course promotes communication skills, legal and ethical considerations, safety measures, and emergency response. Upon successful completion of this course, a Certificate of Completion will be issued.
Course Registration Information
If you would like to register for this course, please contact the school for more information. Items required to register include:
- Registration Fee
- Copy of Driver’s License (Must be 18 years of age)
- Completed Course Registration Application (provided at appointment)
- Completed Program Policies Form (provided at appointment)
- Level II Background Check (Must be completed and submitted to Taylor College prior to beginning class the first day.)
- Attestation the applicant meets all NHA eligibility criteria (see www.nhanow.com for details)
Upon successful completion of this course, individuals will have the opportunity to apply for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Prior to applying for the exam, individuals must complete 40 live sticks (30 venipuncture and 10 capillary) and supply documentation of those sticks with their application to NHA. The application and testing fee must be submitted by the individual to NHA prior to receiving a test date. For more information, please visit www.nhanow.com.
Taylor College is a testing site for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Individuals who submit their application and testing fee to NHA can take the Phlebotomy Technician certification exam at the College.
Hands-on Skills Practice
Clinical skills will be practiced in the classroom lab setting. Upon successful completion of this course Individuals will have the opportunity to participate in a clinical experience* to practice hands-on skills and complete the required number of sticks for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) exam eligibility. in a professional clinical environment.
**Please note that the clinical site assignment is assigned for one of the weeks following the actual course and is at least 1-week in duration, on weekdays and on day shift. If appropriate, an individual may have the option to complete this portion at their current place of employment.
Clinical Facility & Experience
The Phlebotomy clinical experience will be completed in a professional setting. Individuals participating in the clinical portion of the course, at a facility assigned to you by Taylor College, are required to successfully pass a Level ll Background Check. In additional, to be eligible for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam, all Individuals must complete 40 live sticks (30 venipuncture and 10 capillary). An individual must have an ID badge to perform the live sticks in a clinical setting. Badges can be obtained from the school’s reception area.
Listed below are requirements for those individuals participating in the Phlebotomy clinical experience:
- The course instructor will provide individuals with the location and time of clinicals.
- While performing at the facility, individuals must wear scrubs or follow the facility’s dress code.
- While at the facility individuals must adhere to all HIPAA privacy policies.
- Individuals are responsible for any actions while in attendance at the facility.
- It is the individual’s responsibility to get documentation showing that they have completed the required number of live sticks. This documentation must be submitted to Taylor College.
Taylor College’s continuing education courses are designed to prepare individuals for professional opportunities and advancement in their current field of study or area of employment. Individuals will receive hands-on education through the guidance of qualified faculty in both practice and theory, all reinforced with interaction with professionals in specialized industries.
Continuing Education courses are excluded from accreditation with the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and licensing from the Commission for Independent Education, CIE.
Continuing Education Courses
Taylor College’s Continuing Education Courses are offered at various times throughout the year. Any individual wishing to apply for an upcoming Continuing Education Course, please call 352–245–4119 and request to speak to a School Representative.