What do Phlebotomists do?

Most areas of medicine rely on diagnostic testing, often of blood. Phlebotomists collect the blood necessary for testing; allowing the healthcare provider to make informed decisions. Skilled phlebotomists can find hidden veins, introduce a needle into the vein, and extract blood with little or no discomfort to the patient.

Where Phlebotomists are Employed:

The CNEI Phlebotomy Program prepares the student for employment in agencies where there is a need to obtain blood specimens such as the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Clinics


Course Content:

The Phlebotomy Program consists of 40 hours of theory study and 40 hours of clinical training in a clinical facility under the supervision of a Phlebotomy Instructor approved by the Department of Licensing and Certification. Students must complete the entire course of 80 hours.

At the conclusion of the 80 Hour program and satisfactory completion of the final examination the student will be given a certificate of completion. In addition, each student who has successfully completed the 80 hour program is eligible to take the National Phlebotomy Examination Test for which CNEI is the testing center.  At this point a student is able to apply for employment as a Phlebotomist, pending application to the state for licensing.