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PHLEBOTOMY CLASS TO BE OFFERED AT NSU IN JULY

Brought To You By NSU; Written by David West

An online phlebotomy technician training course through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will begin on NSU’s Cenla campus at 1410 Neal Kearby Blvd. in Alexandria on Wednesday, July 5 and in Natchitoches on July 17.

This nine-week course is broken down into three parts. For those taking the course on the Cenla campus, the first part will be a mandatory face-to-face orientation class meeting at the NSU Cenla Campus on Wednesday, July 5. The second part will be eight weeks of online classroom instruction. The last part will be a face-to-face, hands-on-portion which will meet August 28 – Sept. 1 at the NSU Cenla Campus from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

The first part for those taking the class in Natchitoches will be a mandatory face-to-face orientation class meeting in South Hall on the NSU Natchitoches Campus, Monday, July 17. The second part will be eight weeks of online classroom instruction. The last part will be a face-to-face, hands-on portion which will meet Sept. 11-15 at the NSU Natchitoches Campus from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

This course is designed to teach entry-level phlebotomy skills to students interested in pursuing a career in phlebotomy. Students must complete classroom instruction and 50 venipunctures before they can take the board exam. Upon successfully completing 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.  

Requirements for the course include a valid copy of a current I.D., proof of high school diploma, GED, official transcript or other equivalency test recognized by the candidate’s state of residency, or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or government documents must be available upon request) 

 The fee is $995 plus the $125 National Board Certification and $50 material fee due at the first class meeting. A minimum payment of $497.50 must be included with registration and does not include the material fee or board fee. The remaining balance must be paid through checkout.nsula.edu prior to Sept. 1. An electronic book is available at no cost and will be posted in the online class. 

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

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