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Becoming a Phlebotomist in Kentucky – KY

The following are the steps of how to become a phlebotomist in Kentucky.

  1. Earn a high school diploma.  Phlebotomists must attend technical schools or community colleges in order to get their certificates and degrees, so aspiring phlebotomists need to finish their degrees before they consider going any further with their education.
  2. Get a certificate or Associate's degree in phlebotomy from a local community college or technical school.

  3. Go to Nursing school (optional). Phlebotomists in Kentucky do not need to have a Bachelor's degree in order to practice, but it is a good idea for them to get one if they are interested in other facets of the heath care industry.
  4. Gain a certification (optional).
  5. Complete 100 hours of clinical practice time. The foundation to a phlebotomy career is experience. Candidates who are seeking certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology must gain at least 100 hours of clinical practice time before they can sit through the exam.Collect 100 successful blood draws without aid. Another requirement to sit for the ASCP exam is to complete 100 successful non-donor blood draws without the help of a supervisor. Applicants can record this experience as they complete their clinical hours.

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