Study From Home and Participate in live hands-on/practical clinical externship
GET TRAINED & NATIONALLY CERTIFIED in a few days. National Certification Included in Tuition.
This program includes Phlebotomy National Certification CPT
New Career Training Institute’s accelerated home study Phlebotomy Technician program features a blended 100-hours of online lecture or paper-based study material in the comfort of your own home, and a required two days of live hands-on/practical clinical internship with a Licensed instructor held in a classroom lab or healthcare setting that will give you real-life experience you can put on your résumé and prepare you for a new career. National Certification Included in Tuition.
Method of Evaluation: Students must achieve a minimum of 70% final average and must be in attendance 100% of the mandatory 2 day clinical in order to pass competencies. Students must be in proper attire (any color scrubs, closed-toe shoes, properly groomed)
Certification: Included in this course is the National exam.
Textbook(s): are included in the cost of tuition and will be distributed via mail or email.
Expectations for taking this course: Homework assignments will be submitted and quizzes will be taken by the student.
During the course, there will be lab skills activities, and a mandatory 2-3 days at a clinic to practice your skills. The National Certification exam is included in this course. This is included in the tuition
How long does it take to complete this program?
This program is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace.
*Average completion time for this program if you study on a full time basis is about 2 weeks
*Average completion time for this program if you study on a part time basis is about 3 weeks
Complete your course work online, through the mail, or in combination.
You can study either via the paper-based or the online method
Externship –Mandatory Clinical Externships are available to you. The educational objective of this clinical externship gives students the chance to spend up 2 days a week in diverse settings and practice hands-on skills. *Clinical Externships start twice a week.
WHAT IS NEW CAREER’S PHLEBOTOMY PROGRAM?
New Career Training Institute offers an accelerated 100- hour blended distance learning and hands-on phlebotomy program that prepares students for entry level employment as a phlebotomist. You will learn the theoretical background and skills needed for accurate collection of blood and other specimens using a range of hands-on procedures. You will receive intense phlebotomy training in theory during the first part of the program. During the clinical portion of the program, you will practice phlebotomy at hospital and clinic settings supervised by highly skilled professionals. Students learn the essentials of drawing blood, the role of the phlebotomist, safety and infection control, blood collection equipment, specimen processing, simple “waived testing,” practice with equipment on practice arms and classmates.
The student will perform any or all of the following skills while working with their preceptor and floor staff:
Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults.
You will learn to:
1. Demonstrate infection control and safety practices
2. Describe quality assurance as it relates to specimen collection
3. Explain the role of specimen collection in the overall patient care system
4. Identify collection equipment, various types of additives used, special precautions necessary, and substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents
5. Demonstrate venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques on adults, children, and infants
6. Explain requisitioning, transport and processing
7. Demonstrate professional, ethical and empathetic behavior
8. Role play patient interactions
WHAT DO PHLEBOTOMISTS DO?
A phlebotomist plays a vital part in healthcare by collecting blood specimens from patients for laboratory tests ordered by a healthcare provider. Phlebotomists perform venipuncture, finger-sticks, or heel-sticks to obtain specimens. In some settings, phlebotomists may perform bedside testing. In addition, phlebotomists also work with laboratory personnel to manage, process, and transport specimens collected from patients. The phlebotomist is expected to maintain high standards of professionalism while interacting with patients and their families.
WHY BECOME A PHLEBOTOMIST?
Phlebotomists work in dynamic, fast-paced environments and are challenged each day with situations requiring specialized knowledge and skill, while working one on one with patients. Integral to the delivery of healthcare to patients of all ages, phlebotomists are employed at hospitals, clinics, medical offices, nursing homes, research settings, and reference labs.
Upon successful completion of the Phlebotomy program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in all areas of phlebotomy related pre-analytical processes of laboratory testing, recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate the theoretical knowledge needed to assure quality of phlebotomy processes through appropriate quality control methods, thus contributing to the accuracy of laboratory test results.
- Exhibit the professional attitudes and behaviors that are necessary for gaining and maintaining the confidence of the health care community.
- Meet requirements to take the National Healthcare Association Examination, a national certifying examination for Phlebotomy Technicians.
Specifics About the Course:
- Classes are divided into two components: Home study learning /lecture and Clinical Lab experience
- Learning /lecture – is done at your own pace on your schedule (approximately total 100 hours).
- Clinical Lab experience – Students are required to complete hands-on practical training at a pre-approved clinical setting.
- Course Materials – are included.
- Tutoring – One-on-one communication with your instructor.
- Exam Preparation – FREE CERTIFICATION PREPARATION prior to students taking their certification exams.
- Certification Exams are administered on site at clinical lab session.
- Clinical Class size – Class sizes are kept small to maximize instructor to student learning.
- Payment – affordable, interest free, low monthly payment plans.
- Tuition $699
- Separate Registration Fee $260
- Completion Time: The length of this program is (approximately 100 hours).
Skilled phlebotomists are in great demand now and many more, are projected to be needed in the future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for phlebotomists is projected to grow at a rate of 13% through 2020. The average income for phlebotomists nationally is $14.86 an hour, which is $30,910 a year. Earnings are dependent upon a candidate’s experience and work history.
Phlebotomy is a rapidly expanding field with excellent career opportunities. Hospitals are the primary employer of phlebotomy technicians. Other areas that employ phlebotomists are clinics, private physicians’ offices, research centers, and other areas where invasive procedures are performed. With further education and training, a Phlebotomist can advance to other healthcare fields, such as nursing.
Program graduates receive a Certificate of Completion in Phlebotomy Training, which—can get them an entry-level job as a Phlebotomist. Students are also eligible to sit for the National Exam to become a certified phlebotomy technician CPT
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.