Phlebotomy courses are offered in the spring semester. The courses are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in clinical laboratory settings such as medical centers and outpatient laboratory facilities.

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 Spring 2020 courses will begin the week of January 13.  Lecture classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m. 

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

For additional information please contact Erica Ury at or call 573-334-6825 extension 2207.

**Please note that these courses may not include clinical training, which is a requirement for certification. In addition, Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences does not guarantee job placement for individuals completing these courses. The College encourages students to arrange clinical training prior to applying or to speak with potential employers about their job opportunities upon course completion. A limited number of seats may be available for CLA 111 Phlebotomy Practicum later in the semester for those who successfully complete the lecture classes.


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. 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.


Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must have:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

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

CLA 111 Phlebotomy Practicum
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
(Limited availability only to those who successfully complete CLA 100 and CLA 101. Enrollment is not guaranteed.)

Curriculum Schedule

CLA 100
Introduction to Laboratory
White, Lea
M & R 3-3:50 pm 1st 8 weeks, January 13-March 6, 2020
CLA 101 01 2.00 Phlebotomy Skills White, Lea
 310 M & R 4-5:50 pm 1st 8 weeks, January 13-March 6, 2020
CLA 111 01 2.00 Phlebotomy Practicum White, Lea
310 Arranged 2nd 8 weeks, March 16-May 15, 2020

CLA 111 will only be offered on a space available basis to those who are successful in CLA 100 and CLA 101. Enrollment in CLA 111 is not guaranteed.