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Students Earn Phlebotomy Certification

Apr 20, 2015

Shelly Hamilton, Cortney Reed, and Jenna May Neakok, three students from the medical assisting program at the Danville, Kentucky Campus, are celebrating their new credentials after passing the exam to become nationally certified phlebotomy technicians (NCPT). The exam, which was open to American National University students, graduates, and the public, was given at the Danville Campus on April 4 and proctored by American National University graduate Rhonda Watkins and director of health care education Stephanie Slone.

As certification continues to become increasingly more important to employers in the medical field, credentials such as the NCPT can lead to expanded career opportunities and higher pay.  In order to qualify to sit for the exam, phlebotomists are required to complete 25 venipunctures and 5 capillary sticks. 

“I have gained more [career] options in my degree,” Shelly said as she celebrated her accomplishment. “The instructors made sure we had the study material to excel on the test.”

“I felt prepared and confident for the exam,” added Cortney. “I feel like I can accomplish anything now.”

Jenna May, who is on course to complete her medical assisting program this fall, said that she’s thoroughly enjoying her experience as a student at American National University. “The instructors at this location ensure that you receive the knowledge needed and used in the field that you have chosen,” she explained.  “After taking the phlebotomy exam, I was extremely excited that I passed. Even now, I’m pinching myself because it is a dream come true.”

(Left to Right) Cortney Reed, Shelly Hamilton, and Jenna May Neakok passed the exam to become nationally certified phlebotomy technicians.

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