This program is not currently taking applications for admission.

The Phlebotomy courses are offered in the fall semester. Students will receive both didactic and clinical training in phlebotomy science. The courses are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in clinical laboratory settings such as medical centers and outpatient laboratory facilities.

Upon successful completion of these courses, students are eligible to take a national certifying examination for phlebotomists.  Students who complete the courses will possess entry-level skills in phlebotomy.

Fact Sheet with additional information about the phlebotomy courses. Phlebotomy Fact Sheet

The Fall 2017 courses will begin the week of July 31.  Lecture classes will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  During the 8 weeks of lecture courses, students interested in 8 weeks of clinical experience can speak with the instructor or Program Director about enrolling in the practicum course.

The application packet can be downloaded here Application Packet.  Seats are limited so please apply early.

For additional information please contact Debbie Howey at or call 573-334-6825 extension 2215.


The faculty at Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences Phlebotomy courses believe the primary function of the courses is to provide a program of education that will enable individuals to acquire the knowledge and skills to enter their chosen vocational field of Phlebotomy and to pass the ASCP National Certifying Examination in Phlebotomy. These courses strive to train phlebotomists who pay attention to detail, effectively communicate, and show integrity in the performance of phlebotomy procedures.

Faculty are committed to quality education in providing the most current knowledge of laboratory methodologies and theory of clinical correlations. The faculty maintains current knowledge through continuing education hours and self-study. Students deserve the interest and support of the faculty as well as appropriate supervision during clinical rotations.

Mission and Goals


The mission of Southeast Missouri College of Nursing and health Sciences phlebotomy program is to graduate students with entry level skills to perform as a phlebotomist.

Phlebotomy Course Goals

  1. To develop culturally diverse, well rounded students with knowledge of communication, and principles and concepts needed to perform as a competent, entry level phlebotomist.
  2. To provide students with the cognitive knowledge and physical abilities to perform phlebotomy procedures.
  3. To produce students with a basic knowledge of laboratory principles in lab safety, information systems and equipment necessary to perform as a competent phlebotomist.
  4. To educate students who will maintain professional, legal and ethical standards of practice, and strive for professional growth and lifelong learning.
  5. Provide the healthcare communities with certified phlebotomists possessing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to function as a phlebotomist.


Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Those wishing to participate in the optional clinical experience will also need to meet these requirements:

  • Completion of all immunization requirements
  • Clearance on various background checks

Course Descriptions

CLA 100 – Introduction to Laboratory Science
Introduction to the field of laboratory science covering the following areas: workplace safety, medical terminology, quality control, laboratory testing and departments, and ethical and legal responsibilities. 1.0 credit

CLA 101 – Phlebotomy Skills
The course includes principles of blood collection and handling, blood collection techniques and equipment, laboratory safety, infection control, professionalism, and patients’ rights. 2.0 credits

In all of the following course, students will participate in supervised, unpaid practicums in either a hospital lab, offsite lab, or physician’s office laboratory to gain practical experience in the respective areas of training.

CLA 111 – Phlebotomy Practicum (Optional- Space Limited)
This course is designed to qualify students to perform phlebotomy on patients to obtain suitable specimens for laboratory testing. Students will gain practical experience in phlebotomy and develop phlebotomy skills and proficiency. 2.0 credits

Curriculum Schedule