Advanced Phlebotomy

The Advanced Phlebotomy program provides students with the theory and skills required to practice as a Phlebotomist in hospital, medical office, dialysis,  and acute care settings. The curriculum includes classroom/lab/clinical instruction and the content is culminated by an externship at a local hospital to put what the student has learned in theory into application. Teaching methods encompass a variety of strategies, including hands-on practice, discussion, instructional skill videos, computer-aided technology, as well as laboratory and clinical based work experience.

As a student in the Advanced Phlebotomy program, you will learn how to:

  • Perform basic phlebotomy procedures, including: drawing blood, proper disposal of needles and containers, maintaining a sterile environment, etc.
  • Perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) and interpret cardiac rhythms and dysrhythmias
  • Conduct patient interviews and take vital signs
  • Adhere to the safety standards and ethical practices of a healthcare facility

The Advanced Phlebotomy program prepares students to sit for the National Healthcareers Association (CPT)  exams administered by the National Healthcareers Association (NHA). With preparation for this certification and hands-on experience in labs and externships, students in this program gain the knowledge and real-world experience needed to succeed in this career.

Choose the pace that is comfortable for you. We offer 2 program options:

Day program (6 weeks): Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Plus required Externship Hours

Evening program (8 weeks): Monday – Thursday 5:00 PM-10:00 PM, Plus required Externship Hours

How Much Does Advanced Phlebotomy Training Cost?

  • Course Tuition: $1,000.00
  • Books and Supplies: $450.00
  • National Certification Exam; $149 (NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COSTS)
  • Tuition Includes Phlebotomy Study Guide and Test plan, Student ID For Clinical Facility, And Liability Insurance
  • Student is responsible for purchasing externship facility approved uniform scrubs (Estimated Cost $21-42)
  • Supplies Included In Enrollment:

What Is A Phlebotomist Responsible For?

Phlebotomists draw blood from patients or donors in hospitals, blood banks, or health facilities for analysis and medical use. Phlebotomy Technicians  obtain quality laboratory specimens in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Outpatient settings include physician offices, home health care agencies, ambulatory care centers, off-site labs, and blood banks.

How Much Does A Phlebotomist Typically Earn?

Phlebotomists typically earn an hourly wage rather than an annual salary, so your pay will fluctuate depending on whether you take a few hours here and there, steadily work full time, or constantly pull 60-hour weeks. According to TN Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev, the mean hourly wage for Phlebotomists was $14.10 in 2018. For more information on occupational outlook for nursing assistants, visit: jobs4tn.gov

(Source:  https://www.jobs4tn.gov/vosnet/lmi/profiles/profileDetails.aspx?session=occdetail_lms&valueName=occupation&cbooccupation=31909700&cbooccupationTYPES=12&sectionID=19)

How Old Do I Have To Be To Take Classes For The Advanced Phlebotomy Program?

You must be 18 years of age or older to take the THI CNA Program classes.

Do I Need A High School Diploma Or HSE For The CNA Program?

No, you do not need a high school diploma or HSE (formerly GED) to take classes for the THI Advanced Phlebotomy Program.

Where Can You Work As A Phlebotomist?

Phlebotomist work in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Outpatient settings include physician offices, home health care agencies, ambulatory care centers, off-site labs, and blood banks.

Will THI Help Me Get A Job After I Complete the Advanced Phlebotomy Program?

The Healthcare Institute IncWhile THI does not guarantee job placement, recruiters from local healthcare facilities do regularly visit our classes. We have a strong network of employers who look forward to employing our graduates. However, the groundwork is up to you! Being in the facilities during externship may help you in your job search, and also help you to determine if this is the career for you. We will leverage our relationships with local facilities and offer our guidance to help you in your job search after program completion.

Program Info Quick Facts
Program Length  Day: 6 weeks + Externship Hours

Monday – Thursday (9am – 3pm)

Evening: 8 weeks + Externship Hours

Monday – Thursday  (5pm – 10pm)

Program Costs Total Cost $1450 Includes:

Tuition $ 1000

Other Costs: $450 (Includes All Books, Lab Jacket, and Full Lab Supply Kit

Program Requirements

200 Hours

Lecture 115 Hrs

Lab 45 Hrs

Externship (Must Be Completed at Assigned Facility. Student must perform a minimum of 100 supervised Venipunctures ) 40 Hrs

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