The program is taught by certified instructors with over 30 years of combined phlebotomy experience. The purpose of the program is to provide training to individuals who seek a career in the phlebotomy field. The students are trained to work in hospitals, labs and other medical facilities.
Training to become a phlebotomist can take approximately (6) weeks. The curriculum includes 60 hours of didactic training and 100 hours of practical training in a clinical setting. The formal theoretical training and supervised practice covers a wide variety of subjects including medical terminology, anatomy & physiology,blood collection, and universal precautions.
After fulfilling the program requirements, the students receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the National Certified Phlebotomist Technician examination provided by an approved testing agency.
Students must meet the following requirements for enrollment into the program:
- Must be at least 18 years of age upon completion of the program
- Must have a high school diploma or GED for Admissions to the program
- Vaccination must be in compliance with the centers for disease control guidelines
- Liability insurance for all students is required for participation in clinical rotations
- Physical (within one year) by a physician to ensure students and patient safety
Northern Virginia Phlebotomy does not discriminate based on race, age, sex, religion, ethnic background or disability.