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Phlebotomy Certificate

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Phlebotomy Perks

  • We tailor courses to meet the changing needs of our students, with curriculums ranging from 5 to 9 weeks. Courses include online learning, on-campus laboratories and clinical externships at local hospitals and clinical laboratories.
  • The Phlebotomy certificate includes 180 clock hours.

In the Omaha area, your phlebotomy training certification starts at NMC.

As a Phlebotomist, you'll collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for medical analysis. You'll work with both patients and other healthcare professionals.

Phlebotomists work in settings as varied as physician offices and medical clinics, hospitals and commercial laboratories.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, phlebotomists in the United States had a median salary of $34,480 per year ($16.58 per hour) in May 2018, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 23% between 2018 and 2028.

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination enabling them to be certified Phlebotomy Technician, PBT (ASCP).


Attending Nebraska Methodist College represents a major investment in your future. For most students, attending college takes planning and sacrifice. NMC recognizes that and is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all fees.

Refund Policy

If withdrawing from this program is necessary after payment is received, the refund policy is as follows:  withdrawal three (3) weeks or more before the first day of class - 90% of tuition is refunded; withdrawal two (2) weeks or more before the first day of class - 80% of tuition is refunded; and withdrawal five (5) working days before the first day of class; no tuition is refunded. Tuition may be applied to a future class under extraordinary circumstance as determined by the Program Manager.

Enrollment fee of $200 is Non-Refundable.

Financial Aid
Program Cost $900



Applicants are evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is Required
  • High school graduate
  • Demonstration of success in science and math courses, from either high school or college
  • Demonstration of good physical health
  • Demonstration of good written and verbal communication skills
  • Medical Terminology course is recommended, but not required
  • Technical standards for performance

Programs start throughout the year with rolling admissions.

It is your responsibility to understand the duties, responsibilities, skills and abilities required of your chosen program/profession. In addition to the technical standards as described above, please review the information regarding Phlebotomy at the O*NET website.


Applications will be reviewed once all criteria has been met. This includes the online application with application fee, written statement, and official transcripts from high school and any colleges attended. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selected students will be contacted by email.

To be considered for admission the following items must be submitted to the address below:

  • NMC Online Phlebotomy Application
  • Written Personal Statement
  • $25 Application Fee
  • Official high school transcript - send to address listed below or upload in app
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended - send to address listed below or upload in app

Please mail your official transcript(s) and written statements to the following address exactly as listed:

Nebraska Methodist College
Attn: Professional Development/Phlebotomy
720 N 87 ST
Omaha, NE 68114

Official transcripts may also be emailed to:


Meet the Faculty

Our phlebotomy program faculty are highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use.

While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal experience. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.

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Technical Standards for a Phlebotomist

Certain capabilities are required for the successful practice of phlebotomy.  The position of phlebotomist has been given a strength ratio of light work by the U.S. dictionary of Occupational Titles (exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force 2/3 or more of the time to move objects.  The student must:

  • Be able to walk, stand and sit for periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, lift and carry.
  • Have manual dexterity, good motor skills, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Possess visual acuity, sufficient to allow for differentiation of colors, reading pre-printed labels and requisitions, and identifying patients.
  • Possess verbal, nonverbal, and auditory skills adequate for transmitting and receiving information from patient and hospital personnel.  The student must read, write, speak, and comprehend English with sufficient skill to communicate.
  • Be aware at all times of tasks being performed, and alert to the well-being of the patient.
  • Exhibit behavioral and social skills that are acceptable to the college and clinical setting.

It is your responsibility to understand the duties, responsibilities, skills and abilities required of  your chosen program/profession. In addition to the technical standards as described above, please review the information regarding Phlebotomists at the O*NET website at

Phlebotomy Certificate Guide

Phlebotomy Certificate Guide

Admissions Requirements, Example Plan of Study and More
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