Ralph & Betty Engelstad
Nature of Work
Phlebotomists usually work under the direction of a lead phlebotomist or medical technologist. The phlebotomist collects blood specimens for analysis, checks the quality of the sample and assumes responsibility for the safety and comfort of patients during the procedure. The phlebotomist must have sufficient venipuncture skills to collect blood from babies, children, adults, and the elderly or "hard to stick" patients. They must also be able to accurately perform skin punctures, blood culture collection and other special laboratory tests. Lastly, they may also have responsibilities in specimen handling and processing. Phlebotomists must have computer skills, communication skills and an understanding of medico-legal implications. The job market for phlebotomists is excellent with many jobs available on various shifts in reference and hospital laboratories.
Students must have a GED or high school diploma.
Certificate of Completion Course Requirements (6 credits)
The College of Southern Nevada's Phlebotomy Certificate of Completion program is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration.
Students First Checklist
New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Students First Checklist This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.