NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer two online sessions of Phlebotomy Technician Training this fall, one at the Natchitoches campus beginning Aug. 29 and one at the Cenla campus beginning Sept. 12. The courses are designed to teach entry-level phlebotomy skills to students interested in pursuing a career in phlebotomy. Students are required to complete classroom instruction and 50 venipunctures before they will be allowed to take the board exam. The nine-week courses are broken down into three parts.
Upon satisfactory completion of 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. Sherry Hinton, CPI, of Stick It Phlebotomy, LLC, will be in the instructor for both courses.
All students must provide proof of high school diplomas, GED or official transcript. The cost of each course is $995, plus a $50 materials fee (to be paid directly to the instructor the first face-to-face class meeting) and $117 National Board Certification Fee (due before Oct. 14 for the Natchitoches class and before Oct. 28 for the Cenla class). An electronic book is available at no cost to students and will be posted in the online class.
A minimum payment of $497.50 must be included with registration and does not include material fee or board fee. The remaining balance must be paid through checkout.nsula.edu prior to Friday, Sept. 30 for the Natchitoches class and prior to Friday, Oct. 14 for the Cenla class.
For students enrolling in the class at NSU’s main campus in Natchitoches, a mandatory face-to-face orientation class meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 29 and will be followed by eight weeks of online classroom instruction. A face-to-face hands-on portion will meet October 24-28 (Monday through Friday) at the NSU Natchitoches Campus from 6-9 p.m. The location is the second floor classroom of south Hall, 444 Caspari St., on NSU’s main campus.
For students enrolling in the class at NSU’s Cenla campus, a mandatory face-to-face orientation class meeting will take place Monday, Sept. 12 and will be followed by eight weeks of online classroom instruction. A face-to-face hands-on portion will meet November 7- 11 (Monday through Friday) at the NSU Cenla Campus from 6-9 p.m. The course will take place at the Cenla Campus Room 164, 1410 Neel Kearby Boulevard, Alexandria.
For more information or to register, visit checkout.nsula.edu or call 1-800-376-2422 or (318) 357-6355.