Phlebotomy Program
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Phlebotomy Technician Program

This program prepares students to be professional phlebotomy technicians dedicated to safely collecting venous and dermal blood specimens for laboratory testing. The program prepares competent entry-level phlebotomy technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates are equipped to prepare the patient, perform venipuncture and dermal blood collection, maintain the quality of the specimen, and assist with collection of other non-blood specimens in a variety of settings. These settings include physician offices, hospitals, blood centers, home health agencies, nursing homes, and outpatient laboratories. At the completion of this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the ASCP- BOC national certification exam in Phlebotomy.

Requirements/Recommendations: It is recommended that students are familiar and able to use a computer, have a high school diploma or GED Equivalency, and are 18 years old or older or turn 18 during the duration of the program. The course fee includes everything you need for the course: Textbook, supplies, background check, drug screening, CPR for Healthcare Providers, one set of scrubs, labcoat, and ASCP- BOC exam.

Note:  This course does not qualify for federal financial aid.  


Course offerings:  Spring (January) and Fall (August)


For more information on the phlebotomy program:  Contact Dr. Eleanor Jator at 931-221-6498 or Center for Extended and Distance Education at 931-221-7816.


For more information on the Continuing Education site including orientation sessions and registration,click   APSU Continuing Education

For a copy of the Phlebotomy Student Handbook,click Phlebotomy Student Handbook it will also be distributed to students at orientation.

For a copy of the Phlebotomy Policy Manual including technical standards, click Phlebotomy program student policy manual it will also be distributed to students at orientation.


Program Statistics

June 2015-December 2016

Certification pass rate 80%

Graduation rate 100%

Attrition rate 0%

Placement rate 87.5%


Program faculty

Perry Scanlan, PhD., MT(ASCP)
Professor & Director of Medical Laboratory Science and Phebotomy Programs
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Eleanor Jator, PhD., MT(ASCP)
Professor & Education Coordinator of the Phlebotomy Program

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Robin Latchem
Phlebotomy Instructor

Robin Latchem is Assistant Professor of Hematology in the Allied Health Sciences Department at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Before coming to Austin Peay State University, Professor Latchem was an instructor in the Medical Laboratory Technician program at Fortis Institute in Cookeville, Tennessee and worked as a medical laboratory scientist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center also in Cookeville, Tennessee


Joanne Peebles
Phlebotomy Instructor

Joanne Peebles is an ASCP certified phlebotomist. She is currently a full-time phlebotomist at Skyline Medical Center. Ms Peebles has 16 years of phlebotomy experience and she has worked in both fast paced and slow paced hospital settings.

Tiffany Downs

Phlebotomy Instructor  

Tiffany Downs is a NCCT certified phlebotomist. She currently is a full-time phlebotomist at a rural hospital and also practices at the local nursing home. Tiffany has 6 years experience in phlebotomy and has worked in both fast paced and slow paced hospital settings.


Phlebotomy Clinical Sites:

Any Lab Test Now, Clarksville, TN

Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Horizon Medical Center, Dickson, TN

Houston County Community Hospital, Erin, TN

Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY

Premier Medical, Clarksville, TN

Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Tennova Healthcare, Clarksville, TN

Trigg County Hospital, Cadiz, KY





The Phlebotomy program is in its initial accreditation and has been granted serious applicant status. It is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(847) 939-3597
(773) 714-8880
(773) 714-8886 Fax