Campbellsville University students pass national certification as phlebotomy technicians

Campbellsville University students pass national certification as phlebotomy technicians

Sept. 24, 2010
For Immediate Release

 

 Teresa Dodrill of Columbia, Ky., left, practices drawing blood on Christie Glasscock, RN, the
Campbellsville University Technology Training Center allied health facilitator. (Campbellsville
University Photo by Whitney Vaughn)

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University Technology Training Center’s first class of students receiving a phlebotomy technician certification recently passed their national certification examination.

Christie Glasscock, an RN who is the CUTTC allied health facilitator, said the eight students took the national certification examination through the National Center for Competency Testing.

The phlebotomy training is a 125-hour course that includes clinical hours. Students must complete 100 venipunctures and 25 skin punctures during their clinical hours.

The students include: Teresa Dodrill of Columbia, Ky.; and Carol Guiterrez, Keisha Robertson, James Richerson, Cynthia Akin, Brenda Sutton, Natalie Byers and John Barke, all of Campbellsville.

Dodrill said the class was a “great opportunity” for her. She said the facility where she did her clinical called and asked her if she could fill in a couple of days while their lab technician was on vacation.

The class began in July. The instructor was Debbie Glasscock, medical lab technician.

The next class started Sept. 21. The program is being offered through a grant with the Lake Cumberland Workforce Development District, the Lincoln Trails Workforce Development District and CUTTC.

“CUTTC is excited to offer this highly demanded program,” Carol Sullivan, director of the Technology Training Center, said.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 45 undergraduate programs, 16 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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