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:

    5600 N River Rd
    Suite 720
    Rosemont, IL 60018

  • 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 (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17):

    • Graduate Placement Rate: 98% of students obtained employment or continued their education within one year of graduation.
    • Certification Exam Pass Rate: 88% of students who sat for the ASCP BOC PBT exam passed the exam within one year of graduation.

    Over the previous three years (2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18):

    • Graduation Rate: 97% of students who begin the final half of the program (the clinical rotation) 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.