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HESI vs. TEAS, What’s the Difference?

Written by kimmel52 on November 27, 2009 – 10:39 am

Nursing schools throughout the country are beginning to require a formal standardized nursing entrance test.  Pre-nursing students must pass these tests if they want their names on the waiting list for nursing school.  There is quite a long waiting list.  The average time frame for nursing school admission is anywhere from 2 to 4 years.  These figures represent the average of community college wait lists.  Colleges request that the pre nursing students take an entrance exam so that their names can be placed on the wait list.  Some schools require the exam entitled the HESI, while others require the exam called the TEAS.  Each of these exams are standardized in the curriculum which the students are tested.  Both tests include the following subjects; anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, English grammar, reading comprehension and mathematics.  Determining how to study for these tests can be challenging, especially when the actual study guides for each of the tests are not always very helpful if the student needs remedial assistance in certain subject matter.  The truth is that the two tests are very similar in their subject tests.  The company that produces the HESI still produces the NET.  The companies are very convoluted in who they actually are, since they are constantly changing their corporate names and headquarters.  Nursing schools are simply looking for a standardized nursing entrance test.  Many are requiring the nursing entrance tests that are more comprehensive than the original NET, which only includes math and reading comprehension.

One should not be surprised to see more and more nurse entrance tests emerging in the next few months.  With the job market skyrocketing in the health care field, many companies are going to emerge that will focus their energies on developing nurse entrance tests, or other generalized health care related entrance tests.  Students should always be prepared with the most up to date and comprehensive study tools.  The internet is filled with many loop holes, twists and turns that can frustrate the best of us who are looking for real documented, well written study texts.   Unfortunately there are study texts out there that promise much but deliver little in the way of preparatory material.  With such comprehensive subject matter, one could spend months studying for the HESI and TEAS.  The student should not panic, but remember that the best tests are written to encompass the main focus of all the subjects.  That should help to narrow the amount of study time needed.

For the most part, both the HESI and the TEAS are counterparts of each other.  Both include the same test subject matter and both are for nursing entrance admission tests.  The key is to find a study guide that will give a comprehensive tutorial on all subjects without being too lengthy.  The book entitled, “Pass The NET” does just that.  It is written with an emphasis on the nursing process.  This implies that the subject material is close to that which first year nursing students must know, with review of the body systems relating to the nursing process.  Which ever test, the HESI or the TEAS a student must challenge, using the book, “Pass The NET” will be a positive step at raising their scores as well as preparing them for the first year of nursing school.

Best wishes in your life’s journey.

Author, Nancy Kimmel RN, Phd, CHMM, CNAT, CPI

Author, Nancy Kimmel RN, Phd, CHMM, CNAT, CPI


If you have the desire to go into nursing, then you must first get ready to take the N.E.T., the HESI or the TEAS entrance test. You can begin preparing for your career by practicing your skills using the online tutorials and tests at The Nurses Learning Center. There are over 1000 questions and answers. You will get unlimited internet access, 24/7. It is yours to keep. New questions are added daily. It’s like sitting for the N.E.T., The HESI or the TEAS in your home.


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My Phlebotomy Certification Study Guide, now Available in PDF

Written by kimmel52 on November 27, 2009 – 1:32 am

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Nancy Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM, Certified Phlebotomy Instructor, Certified Nursing Assistant Trainer,

Dr. Kimmel’s Phlebotomy Curriculum has been Approved by the National Healthcareer Institute.

 Ardent educator, Nancy Kimmel, is once again helping students across the nation prepare for certification examinations in the health care field. This time she has written a study guide for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam.

With the advent of Dr. Kimmel’s  recognition from the National Healthcareer Association approving her phlebotomy course curriculum and making her school one of their testing sites, her goal in publishing the “My Phlebotomy Technician Study Guide” is to help her students and other phlebotomy students nationwide achieve top scores on any phlebotomy certification exam.

This challenging guide includes over 80 pages of tests and answer keys that will help the phlebotomy student master any certification exam.  Topics include order of draw, blood preparation, infection control and hospital procedures and protocols.

Recent phlebotomy technician graduates find that their initial difficulties on the job stem from not being thoroughly familiar with the many different labs that physicians order for their patient’s.

When the phlebotomy technician is not familiar with a test or a set of tests, they must take time to consult a chart or a fellow co-worker.  This takes away precious time from their already hectic schedule, and thus they are not able to perform the required amount of venipunctures.

This places them at odds with their less patient co-workers by increasing their work load.  Dr. Kimmel pushes her phlebotomy students to their maximum potential.  She integrates the book knowledge with real life application by providing her students with actual lab slips from various hospitals in the Metro Detroit Area and has them learn every test.

This may seem like a daunting task, but Dr. Kimmel teaches the labs according to the body system, so that the students understand the meaning and possible reasons behind each of the tests.  By grouping blood tests according to body systems, the phlebotomy student knowledge becomes like that of a hematologist.

Students studying to achieve their certification as a Phlebotomy Technician would do well to prepare using Dr. Kimmel’s study guide.  It is also a very good reference once they are working.

This guide is delivered directly to your PC in PDF format.  No waiting for the mail to arrive.  Start studying now, and get that certification that you have been waiting for.

If you have the desire to go into nursing, then you must first get ready to take the N.E.T., the HESI or the TEAS entrance test. You can begin preparing for your career by practicing your skills using the online tutorials and tests at The Nurses Learning Center. There are over 1000 questions and answers. You will get unlimited internet access, 24/7. It is yours to keep. New questions are added daily. It’s like sitting for the N.E.T., The HESI or the TEAS in your home.


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Phlebotomy Student Externship Contract with Oakwood Hospital

Written by kimmel52 on November 27, 2009 – 12:47 am

Phlebotomy Career Training

28050 Ford Road, Garden City, MI 48135

Phone: 734-762-3220

Date: 11/27/09

Why not become a phlebotomist Phlebotomy Career Training LLC is pleased to announce that a contract with Oakwood Hospital laboratories in Dearborn, Michigan has been finalized.  This contract will allow our students to participate in actual lab procedures.  Students will be able to complete their one hundred draws while doing their phlebotomy externship at various Oakwood Hospital lab sites.

If you have the desire to go into nursing, then you must first get ready to take the N.E.T., the HESI or the TEAS entrance test. You can begin preparing for your career by practicing your skills using the online tutorials and tests at The Nurses Learning Center. There are over 1000 questions and answers. You will get unlimited internet access, 24/7. It is yours to keep. New questions are added daily. It’s like sitting for the N.E.T., The HESI or the TEAS in your home.


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Pass The N.E.T. and Become a Nurse!

Written by kimmel52 on November 26, 2009 – 7:28 pm

How does one go about to becoming  a Nurse?
There are several ways to become as a Registered Nurse: First and foremost you must pass the NURSING ENTRANCE TEST, THE N.E.T., THE HESI OR THE TEAS-ATT. After which the student will gain entry into the nursing program to earn an associate degree, bachelors degree or diploma as a registered nurse.  There are not as many diploma programs around as there once was.  Twenty to thirty years ago, it was commonplace for an student of nursing to live and work at a hospital.  It was at the hospital that the nurse was trained.  There the student learned hands on the true duties of a nurse.  There was book learning as well, but not as much as there is today.  There are diploma programs available for Licensed Practical Nurses.  There is one in Toledo, Ohio.  It has a waiting list about as long as registered nursing programs. Read more »


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The Nursing Entrance Test Can You Pass?

Written by kimmel52 on November 23, 2009 – 10:00 am

Nursing Entrance Test, An Introduction
One of the biggest hurtles that aspiring nursing school students must face is the Nursing Entrance Test. This is a nationally standardized test that is administered prior to placing students on the long waiting list for nursing school. Even if the student has passed all the prerequisites required for admission, such as anatomy and physiology, English 131 and 132, Sociology, Pharmacology, and Chemistry, this doesn’t guarantee admission to nursing school.

Although there are required passing grades, of a C at the least, the Nursing Entrance Test must be passed to be put on the list for admission to nursing school. This is by far the most nerve racking test that students must face. The main reason for this anxiety is that many students have come into the test either unprepared or just overconfident. Unfortunately, the preparatory literature that is currently available does not do complete justice to covering all that is necessary for the Nursing Entrance Test.

Most of the prep books cover a plethora of topics associated with various exams offered in the many fields of health care. This is insufficient for the knowledge that is required for passing the Nursing Entrance Test. Those who feel that the test is simply a remedial exercise in review are surprised when they sit for the test, because many have forgotten some basic math and algebra principals. Unfortunately, there are those who have been away from school for such a long time that when they sit for the exam they do very poorly. Some students have never learned math skills efficiently enough to be able to apply them in a test setting. The key to remedy much of this stress is to provide those students that are going to be taking the test with materials that will prepare them for exactly what to expect in the same method that the test is administered.

There is another level of stress that has been added to the test recently. That is, that the student is now only allowed to fail up to three times. After which, the student can no longer enroll in the nursing program at that particular school. For instance, Henry Ford Community College has now adopted this rule. This is very annoying and frustrating to those students who have taken all of their prerequisites and are on their last chance. They are faced with having to transfer their credits to another nursing school program and take the test again at another school. This prolongs their admission to nursing school which is usually a two to three year wait at the minimum. Some students have opted to take a refresher math course. However, this is in no way a guarantee that they will pass the Nursing Entrance Test. Much of the math in a remedial math course is not sufficient to pass the Nursing Entrance Test.

To help the future nursing student avoid all of this unnecessary stress, the Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide has been developed. The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide is a comprehensive review of the Nursing Entrance Test. It is set up exactly like the actual test, allowing the student approximately one minute per question (although for practice purposes they can take as long as they want), and three answers to choose from, and includes all of the content necessary to achieve a passing score. The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide includes a complete tutorial in all of the math and reading comprehension that the student needs to assure that not only will they pass the Nursing Entrance Test, but pass with a score that is higher than the national average. Some schools require a passing score that may be higher than another school.

The developer of The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide software, Dr. Nancy Lydia Kimmel devoted much time and effort in making sure that the student is well prepared. In this aspect, Dr. Kimmel has been able to help those aspiring to go to nursing school the advantage of being able to jump the greatest hurtle, passing the Nursing Entrance Test, the first time.

The Nursing Entrance Test Mathematical Content

The mathematical content that is tested in the Nursing Entrance Test consists of solving the following; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of mixed and improper fractions, manipulation of exponents, decimals and percentages, word problems, algebra problems including factoring, use of quadratic equation, slope of line, reading point coordinates from a graph, solving for variables in the first power and square roots. This may seem like a lot to someone who is hoping to go into the nursing field. However, this mathematical knowledge should be part of the repertoire for the student planning to take the Nursing Entrance Test.

For many preparing to take this test, trying to learn this from scratch may seem like a daunting task. Indeed, for those with minimal to no knowledge math this becomes a daunting challenge. Some students elect to take refresher math courses. These math courses are misnamed, in the fact that they are not so much a refresher course but a course that only covers certain aspects of the math that is tested on the Nursing Entrance Test. Depending on the teacher and the learning curve of the rest of the class, this may not help the student sufficiently. Many teachers adjust the content of the class based upon the percent of the class that has a difficult time comprehending the material. What this means is that if there is a majority of the class that is having a hard time with basic principals, then the teacher will not completely cover all that is required. This is unfortunate, because those who are picking up the material quickly are placed at an educational disadvantage and are not getting their moneys worth of education.

Time and time again, students have sought out new materials on the market to better prepare them for the Nursing Entrance Test, only to be given bits and pieces of information that is insufficient to pass with an acceptable score. Math is the enemy to many that wish to be nurses and is a source of dread when it comes to test performance. Much of this anxiety is due to insufficient preparation at the college and high school level. The population of new nursing students encompasses a wide age and educational disparity.

The typical nursing student is no longer the fresh high school graduate, or the young mother returning to school after her children reach preschool age. Now, nursing students come from many diverse backgrounds, such as engineers, teachers, computer technologist and people with masters and doctorates. Naturally, with so many degreed people entering the nursing field, the bar has been raised for the score needed to pass the Nursing Entrance Test at many nursing schools. This puts the typical nursing student at a disadvantage.

So, the question can be asked, what is the person to do about obtaining the skills necessary to pass the math on the Nursing Entrance Test? There is no simple answer. However the best answer is to study. Having the right tools is also necessary. One of the most helpful tools to achieve math proficiency on the Nursing Entrance Test, is in utilizing the software entitled, “The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide”. This tutorial written by Dr. Nancy Lydia Kimmel, encompasses a comprehensive math review of all the concepts necessary to master in order to pass the Nursing Entrance Test with higher than national average scores. Dr. Kimmel has been a professor of engineering, math, physics and chemistry for over fifteen years and has had much experience developing tutorials to help those challenged by the sciences.

The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide is presented in colorful Power Point slides to enhance the leaning experience for the reader. All three learning domains, audio, visual and written are targeted for the learners benefit. Dr. Kimmel starts out the tutorial with introducing how to add and subtract fractions that are proper, improper and mixed. The tutorial continues to increase in developing and review of math principals using examples and mini tests with complete explanations, until the learner feels that they have mastered the topics. Even if the learner has not had some math concepts formerly taught to them, this tutorial will assist them in mastering the skills. Dr. Kimmel’s software entitled, The Nursing Entrance Test Study Guide, has successfully helped many aspiring nursing students pass the Nursing Entrance Test the first time with high scores. It is Dr. Kimmel’s goal that the Nursing Entrance Test should not be a hindrance to those wishing to go to nursing school, but a stepping stone that they can confidently surpass.
If you have the desire to go into nursing, then you must first get ready to take the N.E.T., the HESI or the TEAS entrance test. You can begin preparing for your career by practicing your skills using the online tutorials and tests at The Nurses Learning Center. There are over 1000 questions and answers. You will get unlimited internet access, 24/7. It is yours to keep. New questions are added daily. It’s like sitting for the N.E.T., The HESI or the TEAS in your home.


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Our First Graduating CNA class

Written by kimmel52 on November 17, 2009 – 7:29 pm

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Press Release from Phlebotomy Career Training

28050 Ford Road, Garden City, Michigan 48135

Date: 11/26/09

Congratulations to our first graduating Certified Nursing Assistant Class of 2009.  It was a day of celebrating for our Nursing Assistant students at Phlebotomy Career Training.  All of the students received their test dates for the Michigan Thompson Prometric Certification for Nursing Assistants.  These students have trained long and hard over the past six weeks.  They put in over forty eight hours of clinical training at HCR Manor in Ann Arbor, Michigan and over eighty hours of class room and lab.   We would like to thank Mrs. Darla Hamstreet Director of Nursing at HCR Manor for allowing our students to train at her extended care facility.  Our many thanks goes to the wonderful nurses and nursing assistants at HCR Manor that we were so fortunate to work along side.

The CNA’s came to the graduation celebration with their families.  The decor included metallic light green balloons on the walls.  The tables were covered with white table cloths, and there were congratulation banners across the room. Everyone got acquainted with each others family members.  We had a special cake made for the occasion.  It was a truly amazing work of culinary art.  The cake was in the shape of patient in a hospital bed with a Foley catheter and a bedside table.  The main course was Pizza.

The graduating CNA’s were excited at the prospect of embarking on a new path in their lives as health care workers.   Diplomas were handed out to each of the graduating CNA’s along with a letter of recommendation from their instructor praising their professionalism and caring natures.  Applause resounded with each diploma as it was presented to the graduating students.  The CNA’s presented their instructor, Nancy Kimmel R.N. with a vase of twelve long stemmed red roses.  There were tears of happiness from all.  Lots of pictures were taken.  One of the children of the graduating CNA’s ate the entire bedside table and Foley catheter.  It was very funny, when the little girl asked what the yellow bag was on the side of the bed.  Everyone laughed.

The after dinner discussion centered on the  level of difficulty regarding the Thompson Prometric Nursing Assistant Exam, and the job possibilities in the Dearborn and Taylor area hospitals for Certified Nursing Assistants.  Everyone felt confident that they would soon be employed.  The students were very supportive of each other and traded phone numbers.  Their instructor suggested that they should schedule times to come to the school to practice their clinical skills.   Many of the students husbands engaged in conversations about having their spouses bringing in an extra income to the family.

The graduation party was a wonderful day of celebration and excitement. The girls are very hopeful to soon be working in hospitals in the surrounding Metro Detroit area.  They are wished all the best.  What an amazing graduating class.  They will truly make a difference in peoples lives.

If you have the desire to go into nursing, then you must first get ready to take the N.E.T., the HESI or the TEAS entrance test. You can begin preparing for your career by practicing your skills using the online tutorials and tests at The Nurses Learning Center. There are over 1000 questions and answers. You will get unlimited internet access, 24/7. It is yours to keep. New questions are added daily. It’s like sitting for the N.E.T., The HESI or the TEAS in your home.


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Phlebotomy Course Materials

Written by kimmel52 on November 1, 2009 – 8:39 pm

Phlebotomy Career Training

28050 Ford Road, Suite C, Garden City, MI., 48135.  (734) 762-3220
or (313)-575-1214


Student Application Form

Winter 2010

*Prerequisites:

High School Diploma/or GED (Phlebotomy Program Only),

Minimum 6th grade education required for
Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Completion of Michigan State Criminal History Background Check
is required prior to entry into both programs.
(Cost of the criminal background check is included in the student’s tuition.)

Please indicate the program that you wish to enroll.

Phlebotomy _____________________
Certified Nursing Assistant____________________

________________________________________________________________

Student Application Information:

Student Name: ___________________________  (Maiden)___________

Social Security ___ __ ____

Address: ___________________________________________________________________

City____________________________ State____________________ Zip Code____________

Telephone: ___________________

E-mail: _______________________

___________________________________________________________________
___________

-Have you ever been convicted of a felony, pled guilty or
nolo contendere
to a felony, or accepted a deferred judgment or
deferred prosecution to a felony charge?
Yes____ No _____

-Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor,
pled guilty or nolo contendere to a misdemeanor, or
accepted a deferred judgment or deferred prosecution to a
misdemeanor charge involving criminal neglect or violence?  Yes___ No ___

“I, ______  ______________ do declare under penalty
of perjury
under the laws of the United States of America that the
foregoing is true and correct.”

Executed on: ___________________ Student Signature: _________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Phlebotomy Career Training

28050 Ford Road, Suite C, Garden City, MI., 48135.  (734) 762-3220
or (313)-575-1214

School Contract

Winter 2010

Please Print:

Student’s Last Name
First Name                                              M.I

This contract between Phlebotomy Career Training and student ___________
___________ is entered into on this day __________ of
______________ 2010.

The student agrees to adhere to either of the following
payment arrangements.

The cost of the phlebotomy program is $700.00.
Payment of $700.00 is expected in full on the first day of class.
If full payment is not possible, Phlebotomy Career Training offers
a
payment plan to students. Students are entitled to a %100 refund
during the first week of class,( Less the fee for the criminal
background
check which is $10.00) and a %50 refund thereafter until

the third week
of class based on the entire amount.  After the third
week no refund will
be issued. If students choose the payment plan, students
must pay half
down or $300.00 upon registration, then have the
remaining balance
cleared by the 3rd week of class or the
student will be
dropped from the program.

Miscellaneous
Fees
:
Phlebotomy students are required to wear navy blue
scrubs to each class,
white tennis shoes, a watch with second hand and
they are to bring a box of latex gloves
(non-latex if they think that they may have a latex allergy).
The fee for the criminal background check has been included
in the tuition. Students are required to have a white knee

length lab coat for clinical site rotation.   Students are
responsible to obtain all of their required
blood work, such as TB tests and their MMR
(Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
and Chicken Pox Titers at their own cost.

Tuition for
the Nursing Assistant Program

The cost of the nursing assistant program
is $600.00 dollars.
Payment is expected in full on the first day of class.
If full payment is not possible, Phlebotomy Career
Training
offers a payment plan to students. Students are
entitled to
a %100 refund during the first week of class,
and a %50 refund
thereafter until the third week of class based on
the entire amount.
After the third week no refund will be issued.

If students choose
the payment plan, students must pay half down or
$300.00 upon registration,
then have the balance cleared by the third week of
class or the student
will be dropped from the program.

Miscellaneous Fees:  Nursing Assistant
students are required to
wear light blue scrubs to each class,

white tennis shoes,
a watch with a second hand and they are to
bring a box of
latex gloves (non-latex if they think that they
may have a latex allergy).
The fee for the criminal background check has been
included in the tuition.

The student is obligated to adhere to either
of the above listed payment arrangements, and by signing

this contract acknowledges that they have read in
full the contract agreement
stated here.

Executed on: ________________________

Signature of Student:_____________________

Signature of Administrator:________________________

*Phlebotomy Career Training (PCT) is obligated to provide a
safe environment conducive to learning. PCT is obligated
help promulgate student’s transition into the healthcare
field facilitated by the instruction of qualified healthcare educators.

__________________________________________________________________


Course Syllabus

Phlebotomy Technician Program


Course Title:    Phlebotomy Technician
Instructor:  Nancy L Kimmel R.N. Ph.D.CHMM

Office Location: 28050 Ford Road Suite C, Garden City  MI, 48135

Class Start: TBA, 8:00am-2:30pm/ 3:00pm-9:30pm

Division:    Laboratory/Medical Technology
Telephone:  (313) 575-1214/(734) 762-3220

E-mail:
nancynurse@mynursingedu.com



Course Description 40 hours Class Room

Phlebotomy is the study of skin puncture and venipuncture for
the purpose of collecting blood  for laboratory testing.
The course includes principles of proper phlebotomy technique,
specimen processing, patient care, maintenance and use of
equipment, record keeping and basic principles of anatomy
and physiology,
disease process, therapeutic communication, hazardous materials
management, and patient assessment.

Students also earn their two year Basic Life Support certification
as well as being eligible to sit for the National Health Careers
Association Test for Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
Students enrolling in this program usually have some prior
medical experience in working directly with patients.
An eight hour cardiac arrhythmia class is offered to the
students in their fifth week, along with a certification in
reading ECG changes.

  1. Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood
    collection methods using proper techniques and universal
  2. Precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes,capillary skin punctures, butterfly needles.
  3. Specimen collection on adults, children, and infants.Emphasis on
    infection prevention, proper patient identification.
  4. Labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling,
    processing and accessioning.
  5. Laboratory for experiences in basic phlebotomy procedures.
    Conducted onsite at hospital and at various medical offices in the
    surrounding Metro Detroit Area.
  6. Infection control principles.
  7. HIPPA /OSHA laws
  8. Hazardous materials/exposure/disposal procedures/
    protection/donning,
    doffing of personal protective equipment
  9. Pain assessment

10.  Therapeutic communication, patient care

11.  Lab test assessment

12.  CPR

13.  Cardiac Arrhythmia knowledge, reading ECG’s

14.  Clinical Hand washing/medical asepsis technique

15.  Sterile fields

16.  Liability and tort law

17.  Anatomy and physiology of the arm

18.  Epidermal layers of the skin

19.  Never to draw sites

20.  Pharmacology of blood pressure medications and insulin.

21.  Intramuscular injections

22.  Intravenous line insertion

23.  Fluids and electrolyte imbalance

24.  Subcutaneous injection techniques

25.  Intra dermal injection techniques.

26.  IV solutions, hypotonic, hypertonic, isotonic

27.  Elderly skin changes and immunity

28.  Immunization and Viral pathogens

Course Rationale

This course will meet the academic needs of students preparing
for a career in phlebotomy or medical laboratory technology.
Theory of phlebotomy and related subjects as well as learning
experiences needed to develop basic phlebotomy skills are
provided, and therapeutic interaction, patient assessment and skill at
interpreting lab tests to patient status.

Required textbook

McCall and Tankersley,
Phlebotomy Essentials,
4rd edition, 2008.

Additional Supplies

1.Sharpie marker

2. Navy blue scrubs

3. White tennis shoes/non-slip

4. Calculator

Attendance requirements

Students are expected to attend and participate in three scheduled
Saturday laboratory sessions throughout the semester.
Missed laboratories cannot be made up.  A grade of “0” will be
given for all missed laboratories.

Requests for Special Accommodation

The Office of Disabled Student Services handles requests for

special accommodation.

Support services are available for students who submit documentation
for eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992.

Cell Phones and Pagers

The use of cell phones and pagers is strictly prohibited during laboratory sessions.

Misuse of Computers

Computers in classrooms or laboratories are to be used by students for
educational purposes only.

Criminal Background Checks

If criminal background checks are required by clinical affiliates, the student
shall be notified of this requirement prior to enrollment or as soon
as the requirement is known.  The check must be completed within the 90
day period immediately prior to the student’s initial clinical placement.

It shall be the student’s responsibility to make timely arrangements for the
background check and to pay all costs associated with such checks.
The clinical affiliate sets eligibility standards for participation in the
clinical assignment and evaluates results of the criminal background check.
The names of any student excluded from participation at the hospital based on
the hospital’s eligibility standards shall be provided to the school.
The school shall takes steps to ensure that the individual does not
participate in the clinical program at the affiliate.  The
institution shall inform students excluded from clinical placement on the
basis of a criminal background check of any review or appeal process available pursuant

to the Fair Credit Reporting Act or any other law or policy, if any.

Assessment and Evaluation

Grades will be determined on the basis of individual student
performance on examinations, assignments and laboratory exercises.
A total of 450 points may be earned with points distributed as follows:


Test 1 (covers Course Notes 1-4 and Lab 1)                50 points

Test 2 (covers Course Notes 5-8 and Lab 2)                50 points

Test 3 (covers Course Notes 9-12 and Lab 3)              50 points

Laboratory activities (3 @ 20 points each)                   60 points

Lab practical                                                               20 points

Final examination                                                       200 points


Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

A = 90-100%

B = 80-89%

C = 70-79%  – Less than 70% is failing

________________________________________________________________________________________

PHLEBOTOMY CAREER TRAINING COURSE CATALOG 2009 Volume 1

School Address; 28050 Ford Road, Suite C, Garden City, MI 48135

Central Address: 28050 Ford Road, Suite C, Garden City, MI 48135

Administrator: Nancy L. Kimmel RN, PhD, CHMM

Nancy L. Kimmel: R.N, PhD, CHMM, CTT,

Instructor of Phlebotomy Training/Nursing Assistant Training

Courses will run every 6 weeks.

Phlebotomy Technician Program Course Cost: $600.00
Phlebotomy Technician Program Begins January 21st , 2010 and ends March 4th , 2010
PT Program 01  meets on Thursday, January 21st from 8AM – 2:30 PM
PT Program 02  meets on Thursday, January 21st from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Nursing Assistant Program Course Cost: $600.00
Nursing Assistant Program Begins Friday January 22nd, 2010 and ends Saturday March 6th, 2010
NA Program 01  meets on Friday & Saturday the 22nd and 23rd from 8AM – 2:30 PM
NA  Program 02  meets on Friday & Saturday the 22nd and 23rd from 3:00 PM – 9:30 PM
4 hours of added instruction to be held at selected clinical site.
All tuition and fees paid by the
applicant shall be refunded if the applicant is rejected by the school
before enrollment.  An applicant fee of not more than $25.00 may be r
etained by the school if the applicant is denied.  All tuition and fees paid by
the applicant shall be refunded if requested within three business days

after signing a contract with the school.
All refunds shall be returned within 30 days. After the three
business days have passed, a policy for tuition refund is in place. Please
see the tuition policy on page 5 for more information.

Enrollment Dates: Enrollment is on a first come,
first serve basis. Students may register for classes up until the
first day of class.  There is limited seating capacity, so students
are encouraged to enroll prior to classes start date.

Clinical rotation times will be provided, due to availability and site needs.

Entrance Requirements for the Phlebotomy Technician Program

Students that are interested in enrolling in this program are

required to have a high school diploma or GED.  They must be
able to pass a criminal background check (see tuition/fees on page 5).
Some patient care experience is preferred but is not required.
Students must be able to have good communication and memorization skills
, think under pressure and have a compassionate nature.
By the third week of classes, students are required to have their
immunization titers on file for MMR and Chicken pox as well as their TB tests.

Entrance Requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program

Students that are interested in the nursing assistant program are
required to have a minimum of a 6th grade education
and must be able to pass a criminal background check (see tuition/fees on page 5).

Students are required to have all immunizations up to date
and bring in proof of immunization records.  Students are required to have

their TB test and MMR and Chicken pox titers on file by the end of

the second week of classes.  Some patient care experience is preferred
but not required.  Students should have a caring and compassionate nature.

Rules of Conduct:

  1. Student shall conduct themselves in a professional manner
    at all times, obeying facility rules and regulations.
  2. At no time will profanity or obscene gestures be tolerated.
  3. Due to HIPPA laws and other patient privacy acts, students shall at
    no time discuss patients illness, use patient’s name or research any data
    not pertinent to the course in public places unless in the confines of a

    conference room or other private quarters.

  4. Students shall treat all equipment with care, and shall usesaid equipment in the manner that it is intended.
  5. Due to the intensive nature of the course and the possibilities
    of contracting illnesses from blood borne pathogens as well as the invasive
    procedures that are administered to patients, Students shall not hold the
    institution, directors, instructors or any other governing body liable in any way,
    shape or form in lieu of contracting any of the illnesses or accidents and shall be sole
    responsible for any injury sustained
  6. Student’s understand the nature of the course and the seriousness
    of the invasive procedures and acknowledge that they will be sufficiently
    prepared with knowledge of the disease process, blood borne pathogens and

    universal precautions, (See course description) prior to clinical rotation,
    and shall notify instructor if in fact they do not feel ready to participate
    in clinical rotation.

  7. Students acknowledge that they will use care, be gentle and
    kind with all patients, respecting them and treating them with dignity at all times.
  8. Students will dress accordingly at all times respecting their profession
    and other professionals by not wearing excessive make up, exposing tattoos,
    wearing acrylic nails, jeweled nails, hoop earrings, nose rings, tongue rings,
    or lip rings, exposing cleavage and or undergarments.
  1. Students acknowledge that non-compliance with any of the above
    rules and regulations will result in dismissal from said Phlebotomy
    Program or Nursing Assistant Program.
  1. Male students shall be clean shaven to class and clinical,
    or if sporting a beard or mustache shall have them properly groomed and trimmed.
  1. Earrings shall be no more than studs.

Disciplinary Policy

The following offenses are among those considered by health care affiliates to be serious

enough to warrant  immediate discharge, depending on the

circumstances. We also consider these serious and, as students in health occupations, you

will be held to these same disciplinary policies.

  • • Proven theft.
  • • Striking a fellow worker, patient, student or instructor.
  • • Walking off the clinical site without permission of the supervisor, preceptor, or

instructor.

  • • Direct insubordination; refusal to do assigned duties.
  • • Use of illicit drugs during clinical/externship/lectures and lab hours.
  • • Use of intoxicating beverages during clinical/externship/lectures and lab hours.
  • • Disclosure of confidential information through any means.
  • • Professional incompetence.
  • • Fighting.
  • • Immoral actions while on campus, at the clinical site, or related meeting or function.
  • • Verbal or written unprofessional and/or profane language.
  • • Intentionally falsifying records.
  • • Cheating in the classroom or clinical setting.
  • • Endangering fellow workers/patients/ students through violation of safety rules or

committing generally recognized unsafe acts.

  • • Deliberate damage to, or defacing of, affiliate or school property.
  • • Harassment of any kind directed at fellow students, patients, affiliate workers, or

college workers.

  • • Interfering with the work of other students or workers.
  • • Interference in an interaction between another worker/student and his/her instructor

or supervisor.

  • • Not following rules outlined or jeopardizing the program of other students in any way.
  • • Failure to comply with facility or school policies including those identified in the

syllabus.

If the infraction occurs at the affiliate and immediate discharge seems warranted the

student will be sent home and advised that the Program Director and/or the Division

Associate Dean/designee will contact him/her.

Failure to follow facility or program policy and procedure may result in one or more of the

disciplinary actions below:

  • • Written warning by the instructor and /or supervisor.
  • • Immediate dismissal if behavior is still not corrected by the next grading period.

Cheating: Students who have cheated in the classroom or clinical setting will receive a

zero (0) grade for that test/evaluation. Students will not be allowed to retake (for points)

any test/evaluation on which they have cheated and will be immediately dismissed from the program.

Re-entrance into the Phlebotomy program may be initiated when due to early termination for illness or emergency with a formal meeting with the director and written notification of why student had to leave program and reasoning for re-admission consideration.  Students may be readmitted into the next session without charge.  When a student has missed more than 2 days of lecture or clinical in either combination, they must make up those hours in the next session without charge.  If the student has missed more than two days they will be asked to drop out of the current program and the student is required to repeat the program from the beginning.   Students who have been dismissed from the program for any reason or of the aforementioned reasons are not eligible for re-admission.

Re-entrance into the C.N.A. program;

The C.N.A. program has rigorous guidelines.  There is a 100% attendance policy for the C.N.A. program.  Students who are not able to attend lecture, lab or clinical, must make up those hours during the next session, without charge to the student.

Tardiness/Absence: Students are required to be on time for each class and at least 15 minutes to a half an hour early for clinical.  If a student is more than ten minutes late to clinical or class they must provide the instructor with prior notice via instructor’s phone and provide a written explanation for their tardiness.  Students late a second time for clinical or class will be subject to dismissal from the program. Due to the short length and intensity of the aforementioned programs, absence to any class or clinical during the six-week course will be reason for dismissal. Program dismissal based on absence is reviewed on a case by case basis.

Leave of absence: Students are required to complete the program without any lapse in time.  If a student must drop out of the program, refund policy is in place. Please see page 5.

Make-up work:  Due to the sensitive nature of the programs in regard to performing invasive procedures and direct patient care, any homework must be turned in before the last day of class.  Students are encouraged to complete their homework assignments in a timely manner.

Grading System: The grading system is based on the traditional grading system as follows;

90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, <70 Failing

Students are required to earn a minimum grade of C on all tests in the Phlebotomy and a minimum grade of C in all Nursing Assistant Tests or be subject to dismissal.

Clinical grades: Students must receive 100% in all clinical and labs.

Tuition Policy:

Tuition for the Phlebotomy Program

The cost of the phlebotomy program is $700.00. Payment of $700.00 is expected in full on the first day of class.  If full payment is not possible, Phlebotomy Career Training offers a payment plan to students. Students are entitled to a %100 refund during the first week of class, and a %50 refund thereafter until the third week of class based on the entire amount.  After the third week no refund will be issued. If students choose the payment plan, students must pay half down or $300.00 upon registration, then have the remaining balance cleared by the 3rd week of class or the student will be dropped from the program.

Miscellaneous Fees:  Phlebotomy students are required to wear navy blue scrubs to each class, white tennis shoes, a watch with second hand and they are to bring a box of latex gloves (non-latex if they think that they may have a latex allergy).  The fee for the criminal background check has been included in the tuition. Students are required to have a white knee length lab coat for clinical site rotation.

Tuition for the Nursing Assistant Program

The cost of the nursing assistant program is $600.00 dollars. Payment is expected in full on the first day of class.  If full payment is not possible, Phlebotomy Career Training offers a payment plan to students. Students are entitled to a %100 refund during the first week of class, and a %50 refund thereafter until the third week of class based on the entire amount.  After the third week no refund will be issued. If students choose the payment plan, students must pay half down or $300.00 upon registration, then have the balance cleared by the third week of class or the student will be dropped from the program.

Miscellaneous Fees:  Nursing Assistant students are required to wear light blue scrubs to each class, white tennis shoes, a watch with a second hand and they are to bring a box of latex gloves (non-latex if they think that they may have a latex allergy).  The fee for the criminal background check has been included in the tuition.

*All equipment for program training is located on school premises.

OATH OF CONFIDENTIALITY

Phlebotomy Technician Program/Nursing Assistant Program

I, _________________________________recognize the importance of absolute

confidentiality in the Phlebotomy Technician/Nursing Assistant career I have chosen. I pledge my oath that I will never discuss, photocopy, duplicate or disclose matters pertaining to the patients,

clients, citizens, children, cooperating program providers, and other persons with whom I

work in the course of my academic program at Phlebotomy Career Training.  I further

pledge my oath of confidentiality to the families of those persons and to any issues

connected with them. This oath is binding with the exception that I may use such

confidential information for the express purpose of facilitating learning and taking extreme

care to remain as discreet as possible while diligently protecting the identity of persons

involved. (Additionally, I will have signed parent permission forms for any photographs I

take as part of assigned course work.)

I pledge to abide by the confidentiality policies of the facility in which I am placed for off campus

educational experiences.

I realize that any breach of confidentiality is very serious and will result in immediate

disciplinary action, including the possibility of program dismissal. Since disclosure of

confidential information is a legal infraction, that breach will be reported to the

management authority where the infraction occurred. That authority may elect to pursue

further legal action.

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STUDENT DATE

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Americans with Disability

“In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation will be provided to students with documented disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Students must register with the Office of Academic Support Services and provide appropriate documentation to the College before any academic adjustment will be provided.”

Phlebotomy Technician Program

Type: Certificate (Total 36 Clock Hours)

Required Courses

Clock Hours

IVP-001 Introduction to Venipuncture 6
PPA/HIPPA Patient Privacy/HIPPA 2
CP-002 Circulatory Physiology 6
IMT-003 Into Medical Terminology 6
IVP-002 Specimen Collection Lab 6
IVP-003 Advanced Venipuncture 10

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Nursing Assistant Program

Type: Certificate

123 clock hours

Required Courses

Clock Hours

MiM/CNA Michigan Model CNA 123

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*This is a certificate program. No credit is given in either program for prior education or training, or any other medical training related to either program. Clock hours are not credit hours and will not be transferrable to an accredited college or university.

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Why Become a Nursing Assistant?

Nursing assistants act as a bridge between the patients and the medical staff.

Nursing assistants not only provide assistance to ensure the patients’ comfort, they also provide emotional support to the patients and their family.

Nursing assistants are responsible for preparing and maintaining a report of the patients’ medical condition and vital signs. The nursing staff refers to these reports while attending to patient.

Nursing assistants are also required to assist the nursing staff in setting up of medical equipment and to help move the patients whenever necessary.  In this profession, there is no chance of being bored of the job because things keep changing daily. Every day has its own set of new tasks and challenges. Basically, the job is the same but you can never predict what a nursing assistant might have to deal with the very next day.

A nursing assistant’s job is not easy as it comes with many responsibilities. A person who does not work with dedication and sincerity cannot succeed as a nursing assistant. This profession is a good choice for those who have the passion to help others. The nurse’s aides duties are mainly associated with helping the patient with bathing, dressing and eating. Having good communication skills is also vital in this profession as a nursing assistant has to communicate clearly and effectively with the patients and other medical staff at all times. In conclusion, choosing the profession of nursing assistant can enable you to touch the lives of many people and this can be a source of pride for and help you in being a helpful member of society.

Why Choose a Phlebotomy Certificate?

The phlebotomy certificate provides students with the knowledge and skill to be able to obtain blood samples for medical tests accurately and safely. Graduates of the phlebotomy certificate may be able to become nationally certified.

Get a Great Job

Individuals with skill in accurately obtaining blood samples are in high demand in hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, blood banks and research facilities. Full-time phlebotomists in the Midwest averaged $23,504 in 2003.

Graduation Requirements for Phlebotomy Technician

Students who successfully receive a total grade of C or better and successfully complete all clinical (unpaid), labs and lectures, including 25 logged draws will be eligible for graduation as a phlebotomy technician. Student may then have the option, at their own cost ($105.00), to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Exam, which would enable the student to have a certification at the national level.

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Graduation Requirements for Nursing Assistant Training

Students who have successfully completed training via the Michigan model of instruction and have passed all of their clinical rotations (unpaid), labs and lectures with passing grades of a(C or better for written tests) will be eligible for graduation with a certificate of completion. Students may then apply with the State of Michigan for the Thompson Prometric Nurse’s Aide Exam.

This catalog is provided at no cost to students. To order a copy, or to obtain further information simply send a request to:

Phlebotomy Career Training

28050 Ford Rd, Suite C.

Garden City, Mi.

48135

(734) 762-3220

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Verification of Receipt

I have received the Phlebotomy Career Training Handbook, and accept the responsibility of

understanding and complying with all policies and procedures of the

program. I realize that if I do not understand the policies herein, I can

address my questions to the Program Director, Service and Health

Associate Dean, or Division Dean.

Signature of Student: ________________________________________ Date: _____________

Directors signature: __________________________________________ Date:_____________


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