Classes Ready Students for National Exam
A change in Western Nevada College’s phlebotomy curriculum has made it possible for students to receive national certification as a laboratory assistant.
The process to achieve national certification occurs through successful completion of LTE 101: Fundamental Phlebotomy, followed by LTE 102: Applied Phlebotomy. Instruction will occur online as well as in the classroom, college laboratory, and clinical settings.
Upon successful completion of the courses, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination and have the opportunity for more career opportunities.
“It grants you more mobility,” said Dr. Judith Cordia, WNC’s Nursing & Allied Health Division chair and director. “It provides better opportunities for employment across the United States. Most states will recognize the national certification.”
Students enrolled in LTE 101 will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to safely and accurately collect, identify and preserve blood samples. In addition, students will learn finger stick procedures and patient contact methodologies.
Instruction will primarily occur at the clinical settings where students, under the direction of a licensed laboratory assistant, will complete 100 hours of clinical time and 100 successful, documented blood draws on patients across the lifespan, excluding infants and toddlers.
Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take a national certification exam offered through such organizations as the American Society for Clinical Professionals. Achievement of national certification will enable students to practice as a laboratory assistant in most states.
Fundamental Phlebotomy (LTE 101, class # 30350) will be offered this spring, Mondays, 4-8:30 p.m. Applied Phlebotomy (LTE 102, class # 28612) will be offered Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Spring registration begins Monday, Dec. 2 and classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 21.
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