Phlebotomy, CNA application deadlines approaching at RCC

ASHEBORO (July 21, 2021)

Interested in a career in the medical field? Randolph Community College is offering courses in phlebotomy and nurse assisting this fall. Hurry, though, because space is limited and the application deadlines are approaching quickly.

“Phlebotomy Education & Clinical Experience” prepares the student to draw blood specimens from patients for the purpose of testing and analyzing blood. A phlebotomist’s job includes maintenance of equipment used in obtaining blood specimen; the use of appropriate communication skills when working with patients; the selection of venipuncture sites; the care of blood specimen; and the entry of the testing process into the computer, as well as clerical duties associated with recordkeeping of the blood tests. The course consists of theory and clinical experiences in performing blood collections. The student must be a high school graduate or have earned a high school equivalency diploma.

The course (#76998) is Monday through Friday, Aug. 2-Sept. 10, with class or labs from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in room 310 of the Archdale Center. Clinicals are Sept. 13-Dec. 13 at various clinical sites, so reliable transportation is necessary, and during varied times. There will be no classes on Sept. 6 and Nov. 24-26. The cost is $227.05.

The application deadline is Friday, July 23. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Class space is very limited.

The “Nursing Assistant I” course is offered day or night. The class includes basic nursing skills required to provide safe, competent personal care for individuals. Emphasis is placed on person-centered care, the aging process, communication, safety/emergencies, infection prevention, legal and ethical issues, vital signs, height and weight measurements, elimination, nutrition, basic restorative care/rehabilitation, dementia, mental health, and end-of-life care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and be eligible to test for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

The day class (#77348) is Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 17-Oct. 27, with class or labs from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in rooms 220 and 222 of the Administration/Education Building on the Asheboro Campus. Clinicals are Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 28-Dec. 2, from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at various clinical sites.

The night class (#77349) is Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 17-Oct. 27, with class or labs from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in rooms 220 and 222 of the A/E Building. Clinicals are Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 28-Dec. 2, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at various clinical sites.

There are no classes Oct. 19 and Nov. 24-25. Reliable transportation is necessary for clinicals. The cost is $218.15.

The application deadline is Aug. 5. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and class space is limited.