Phlebotomy Accreditation

Program accreditation information.


  • accreditation

    Phlebotomy Program

    St. Kate’s Phlebotomy Certificate program is one of only a small number of programs in Minnesota approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for Phlebotomy Education. With a St. Kate’s Phlebotomy Certificate, you’ll be respected as a professional in the healthcare arena.

    One of the benefits of attending St. Kate's NAACLS approved Phlebotomy program is that students are immediately qualified to take the national board of certification exam following graduation.

    You may become a Phlebotomy Technician (PBT) by passing the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification examination (ASCP BOC).

    For more information about the NAACLS, please contact:

    NAACLS
    5600 N River Rd
    Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    773.714.8880
    http://www.naacls.org/


  • related information

    Program Outcomes

    St. Kate's ensures student and graduate success by monitoring various outcomes of the Phlebotomy Certificate program.

    Over the previous three years (2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15):

    Certification Exam Pass Rate
    92% of students who sat for the ASCP BOC PBT exam passed the exam within one year of graduation. 98% of students who sat for the ASCP BOC PBT exam passed the exam within one-year post-graduation or greater.

    *2015-16 Preliminary Outcome: 100% of Phlebotomy graduates from December 2015 and May 2016 cohorts, who have sat for the ASCP BOC PBT exam, have passed the exam. As these cohorts have recently graduated, data will continue to be collected through one-year post-graduation. It will be updated on a rolling basis as it is obtained.

    Graduate Placement Rate
    95% of students obtained employment or continued their education within one year of graduation.

    *2015-16 Preliminary Outcome: 91% of our Phlebotomy graduates from December 2015 and May 2016 cohorts have already obtained employment. As these cohorts have recently graduated, data will continue to be collected through one-year post-graduation. It will be updated on a rolling basis as it is obtained.

    Over the previous three years (2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16):

    Graduation Rate
    97% of students enrolled in the Phlebotomy Certificate program successfully completed the program.


  • program mission

    Mission Statement

    The Phlebotomy Certificate Program of St. Catherine University derives its mission and purpose from the mission statement of St. Catherine University’s Henrietta Schmoll School of Health (HSSH). The program strives to provide a unique educational experience in a supportive environment. The program operates with respect for the diversity of cultural and personal life experiences and a commitment to assisting students with a variety of learning styles to achieve the objectives of the program and assume a vital role as a member of the healthcare delivery team.

    The mission of the program includes preparation of competent phlebotomists who are able to think critically and work successfully with other healthcare practitioners in a variety of healthcare delivery settings. In addition, the program seeks to emphasize relationship-centered care, a commitment to quality service, and socially responsible leadership.