Phlebotomy class to begin June 6

An online phlebotomy technician training course through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will begin in Natchitoches on June 6.

This course is designed to teach entry-level phlebotomy skills to students interested in pursuing a career in phlebotomy. Students are required to complete classroom instruction and 50 venipunctures before they will be allowed to take the board exam.

This nine-week course begins with a mandatory face-to-face orientation class meeting in South Hall on NSU’s Natchitoches campus on June 6. There will be eight weeks of online classroom instruction followed by a face-to-face hands-on portion that will meet August 1-5 in South Hall from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the National Board Certification Exam on-site through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).This course also includes Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification through the American Heart Association.

The fee for the class is $950 plus additional fees. A minimum payment of $475 must be included with registration and does not include a material fee or exam fee. The remaining balance must be paid through prior to July 8.

Requirements for the course include proof of high school diploma, GED, or official transcript and the payment of a $50 material fee to the instructor at the first face-to-face class meeting. This fee is in addition to a payment of $117 to the NHA for the National Board Certification exam required by July 22.

For more information or to register for classes, call (800) 376-2422 or (318) 357-6355.