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Newport News Celebrates First Phlebotomy Graduates

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Adult Education, Centura College, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy

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On December 7th, 2015, the Peninsula campus launched their first phlebotomy course. A six week course fast paced, with a load of information. Everyone was excited. The phlebotomy students endured the rigorous course, persevered, and finally completed the main objective, which was to pass their certification. When test time came, everyone was nervous and anxious. They closed their eyes while the computer tallied their scores, and upon opening their eyes to view their scores, everyone was filled with delight, as they all had passed. They rejoiced as if they had won the Super Bowl! It may not have been the Super Bowl but this was a memorable time that made them all feel like winners. They can all proudly say, “I am a Certified Phlebotomist Technician”. Here at CPEN, we are all proud of their accomplishment.

You might be asking,

So what does a Phlebotomy graduate do?

Few people probably know the term phlebotomist, but it’s the health care professional who draws blood and ensures the proper amount is taken and that all blood is properly labeled and stored. Whether you have been a patient or a blood donor, you have seen a phlebotomist. Anyone who chooses this field has to be comfortable with blood, needles, databases, test tubes and blood vials. You will draw blood, verify the patient’s or blood donor’s identity, label the blood and enter patient information into a database. You’ll assemble and maintain equipment as well to prevent infections or other complications. Phlebotomists also tend to reassure nervous patients who don’t like needles, and some of them will explain what they are doing for patients who are interested.

Phlebotomy technicians are becoming very high in demand, and that oppertunity is increasingly steadily. This is partly because of locations (such as hospitals which are open 24 hours) require three shifts of phlebotomists on staff. That means that if you are flexible about the hours you work, you will probably find even more opportunity in this field.

 

Click here to start your Career in Phlebotomy today!

 

How to Change Careers in 2014

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Career Change

How to Change Careers in 2014

How to change careers in 2014 | Centura College

Is your current career choice satisfying your personal, professional and financial growth needs?

As the New Year beams with excitement at the hope of being happier and healthier than ever before, have you given any thought to your career?  Are you satisfied that your current employment situation is sufficient and will fill you with personal, professional and financial growth in the coming year and beyond?  If not, maybe it’s time to learn how to change careers in 2014.  Changing careers (not just jobs!) can be a bit overwhelming.  It will most likely take some time and effort on your part learning about the new profession, its economic outlook, earning potential and skills necessary to be successful in the new field.  If however, once you are finished doing your research, it looks like a career change is right for you, than 2014 is one of the best time to make that change! …Read More Here

How to be Successful in College from the Beginning

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Adult Education

How to be Successful in College

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How to be Successful in College! Tips and Tricks for the College Student!

Getting ready to start college?  Maybe you’re already enrolled somewhere but feel like your grades are not where they should be.  Here are some practical tips that anyone can apply to become a successful college student in a matter of no time.  Whether you are just starting out in college or have a couple of years of “getting by” under your belt.  These tips on how to be a successful college student can help you take your academic career to the next level quickly! …Read More Here

How Does a College Degree Help Your Career?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Adult Education

How Does a College Degree Help Your Career?

How Does a College Degree Help Your Career

Are you prepared for your future?

You’ve heard it your whole life; “You have to go to college if you want a better life”.  A better life?  What does that mean?  It means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.  So we thought we might help sum it up and give you 5 specific and very tangible reasons why you might want to consider going back to school and earning your college degree.  Of course these reasons are generic and all of them may or may not apply to your life goals or ambitions, but they are certainly tangible reasons for starting or completing your college degree or diploma program. So How Does a College Degree Help Your Career? …Read More Here

10 Effective Study Habits for College Students

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Adult Education

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Study Habits for College Students | Centura College

Study Habits for College Students

Learning “How to Study” can be one of the best investments of your time in terms of preparing to go back to school or improving your grades while you are in school.  The best part is that anyone that truly wants to improve their learning process can do so by following a few basic principles of time management, organization and prioritization.  In this post, we are going to discuss with you, 10 effective tools and study habits for college students that want to improve their GPA (grade point average) or make sure they start their academic career off on the right foot note. …Read More Here

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