Students who complete Western Nevada College’s phlebotomy curriculum may now able 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 in clinical settings.
Upon successful completion of the courses, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination and the opportunity for more career choices.
“It grants you more mobility,” said Dr. Judith Cordia, WNC’s Nursing & Allied Health Division 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.
LTE 102 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.
For more information about registering for a LTE class for the spring semester, contact the Nursing and Allied Division at 775-445-3294. Students will need to submit prerequisite information before being released to register for the class.