Phlebotomy Technician Program
This non-credit 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. Students who complete the program 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, students 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), Fall (August), and occasionally Summer (May)
For more information on the phlebotomy program: Contact Dr. Eleanor Jator at 931-221-6498 or Continuing 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 Policy Manual including technical standards, click Phlebotomy program student policy manual it will also be distributed to students at orientation.
- July 2019 - June 2022: Three-year Average Certification Pass Rate: 95%
- July 2019 - June 2022: Three-year Average Attrition Rate: 3%
- July 2019 - June 2022: Three-year Average Graduation Rate: 97%
- July 2019 - June 2022: Three-year Average Placement Rate: 95%
All data is updated every year upon submission of NAACLS required program reports usually in October.
Perry Scanlan, PhD., MLS(ASCP)CM
Professor & Director of Medical Laboratory Science and Phlebotomy Programs
Eleanor Jator, PhD., MLS(ASCP)CM
Professor & Education Coordinator of the Phlebotomy & Medical Laboratory Science Programs
Natalie DoVanne is an ASCP certified Medical Laboratory Scientist who enjoys teaching and training students in different settings. Ms. DoVanne has been working in the laboratory for more than 20 years and she has had the opportunity to train Medical laboratory Science and phlebotomy students over the years. She has also taught several courses including phlebotomy and microbiology in academic settings. Ms. DoVanne is a dedicated instructor who has had a tremendous impact on her students.
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.
Phlebotomy Clinical Sites:
Any Lab Test Now, Clarksville, TN
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY
Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Horizon Medical Center, Dickson, TN
Houston County Community Hospital, Erin, TN
Jennie Stuart Medical Center, Hopkinsville, KY
NorthCrest Medical Center, Springfield, TN
Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, TN
Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Nashville, TN
Tennova Healthcare, Clarksville, TN
Trigg County Hospital, Cadiz, KY
Tristar Ashland City Medical Center, Ashland City, TN
The Phlebotomy program is accredited by:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
(773) 714-8886 Fax