The Phlebotomy: National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certificate Preparation skills certificate is a one semester program, preparing students to challenge the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam offered through NHA.
The program prepares students to work in a medical laboratory, medical office, hospital or other medical facility. Students are trained in venipuncture and capillary puncture techniques to obtain blood samples for testing. Topics in this program include: Health Care Structure; Safety in Health Care; Medical Law and Ethics; Medical Terminology; Medical Laboratory and Laboratory Tests; Venipuncture and Capillary Puncture Procedures; Specimen Processing; and Point of Care Testing.
Students interested in the program must have a High School diploma, High School transcripts, or GED equivalent; OR unofficial college/university transcripts with an awarded degree. In addition, students must have a minimum placement of English 100 based on placement examination; OR have completed English 100 (or higher). Accepted students must show proof of vaccination against Hepatitis B.
Upon successful completion of the program and the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician examination, students are eligible to obtain a Laboratory Assistant License in Nevada to become employed as a phlebotomist.