Phlebotomy Program Sessions | Apply Online
JAN 10 - APR 1, 2022
Tues-Thurs, 11 AM - 3 PM
Registration is now full
APR 18 - JUL 8, 2022
Tues-Thurs, 4 PM - 8 PM
AUG 29 - NOV 18, 2022
Tues-Thurs, 11 AM - 3 PM
The SLUHN School of Phlebotomy is approved by the American Medical Technologist (AMT). Students who have successfully completed the phlebotomy program will be prepared, and can sit, for an accredited national certification examination through AMT or the National Health Career Association (NHA) to become a Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT). This is optional and employment is not contingent upon successful completion, although it may make an individual more competitive in the job market (certification is optional in state of Pennsylvania though some states do require.)
- Application Fee: $50 (nonrefundable to defer processing costs)
- Tuition: $1,799.00 (tuition may be free to those meeting criteria)
- Includes laboratory fee, textbook fee, student lab coat, externship fee
- Additional fees may apply based on individual requests
Payment: Accepted students will be invoiced. Payment is required prior to the start of the program session.
Phlebotomy has always been a good pathway into the healthcare industry. Hospitals and labs always need individuals with excellent phlebotomy skills. Patients will always need blood tests. A Phlebotomist’s role of collecting a specimen is critical to enabling a doctor to screen for and diagnose a patient’s illness or disease, as well as monitor medications and wellness progress.
St. Luke’s University Health Network School of Phlebotomy (SOP) program provides phlebotomy education through the combined delivery of didactic/theory in a classroom setting, as well as clinical experience in our outpatient lab patient service centers. Our School of Phlebotomy program is 12 weeks (11 weeks of lecture and technique and 1 week of clinical internship). The first 11 weeks are 3 days or nights per week (depending on session selected) and the final week of clinical internship will require approximately a 40-hour commitment to ensure you achieve the required ‘clinical practice’ to complete the program.
All of our phlebotomy training classes are comprehensive and emphasize a “hands-on” method – each student will learn a variety of phlebotomy techniques in every class, progress to collecting blood specimens on other class members (with supervision), and then ultimately supporting patients at a patient service center. In addition, you will learn the “tricks of the trade” that will help with special patients and difficult draws. A unique feature of our program is that we also focus on pediatric phlebotomy as part of our curriculum.
Our experienced instructor will guide you as you learn a variety of blood drawing techniques, safety standards, basic anatomy and physiology, and other areas such as:
School of Phlebotomy program content includes:
- HIPAA and patient's rights
- Universal precautions and safety
- Venipuncture with vacutainers, butterflies and syringes
- Pediatric phlebotomy
- Finger and heel sticks
- Blood and blood components
- Medical laboratory terminology
- Test tubes – uses, additives and order of draw
- Professionalism and customer service skills
- Special procedures - blood cultures, glucose tolerance testing
- Difficult draws – tricks of the trade
- Specimen processing
- Clinical internship
Education prerequisite: Students must have a high school diploma or GED to be considered eligible for acceptance into the program.
Upon receipt of your application, the School of Phlebotomy (SOP) program coordinator will contact you to schedule an appointment for an in-person or phone interview. If accepted into the program, you will receive an acceptance email and information regarding prerequisites to be completed prior to your start date.
Prerequisites may include:
- AAMC standard immunization form
- PA State Police criminal record check
- Child abuse history clearance
- FBI background check / fingerprint clearance
- 5 panel urine drug screen
- Nicotine test
- Influenza vaccine (dependent on season)
- Proof of health insurance
- COVID vaccine
School of Phlebotomy, St. Luke's Center
1110 St. Luke's Way
Allentown, PA 18109