Phlebotomy Education Program

Phlebotomists are health care professionals who collect blood, which is used in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of a patient’s medical condition. Phlebotomists are vital to quality patient care. Saint Luke’s Hospital has a long history of providing phlebotomy training in the Kansas City area.

Students in the Phlebotomy Education Program learn about all phases of phlebotomy theory and technique, including:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Laboratory departments and organization
  • Specimen collection equipment and techniques

The Phlebotomy Education Program offers:

  • A balance of theory and practical application of techniques learned in the classroom
  • Preparation for a health care career that is in high demand

Clinical rotations include:

  • Hospital laboratories
  • Patient service centers
  • Physician offices
  • Pediatric facility

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities for phlebotomists exist in hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, clinical laboratories, insurance companies, and other health care settings. Historically, more than 50 percent of program graduates have found opportunities at Saint Luke’s.

Program Outcomes (2004-Present)

  • 97% of our students successfully complete the program.
    • 2014 – 2017 graduation rate is 100%.
  • Graduates have a 94% pass rate on phlebotomy certification exams.
    • The ASCP exam national pass rate average is 87%.
    • 2014 – 2017 graduate pass rate is 100%.
  • 91% of our graduates found employment within six months of graduation.
    • 2014 – 2017 employment rate is 100%.

Course Schedule

We are accepting applications for the following 2019 classes:

  • January 21 – February 27 (Application due December 28, 2018)
  • April 8 – May 15 (Application due March 6, 2019)
  • July 29 – September 6 (Application due June 26, 2019)
  • October 14 – November 20 (Application due September 11, 2019)

Application deadlines apply as long as there are openings in each class. Classes may be filled before the application deadline.

All classes are held predominately during the day, Monday through Friday, for 8 hours each day. The daily schedule varies depending on what part of the rotation a student is in.

The possible times for class are: 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 4 a.m. –12:30 p.m., and 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

There are no evening classes available.

Tuition and Fees

  • Application fee: $25 (non-refundable)
  • Matriculation fee: $300 (non-refundable)
  • Tuition: $1,900
  • Books: $150

Tuition and book fees are payable before the first day of class. Lab coats will be loaned to students at no charge. Uniform, room, board, and other living expenses are the responsibility of the student.


The Phlebotomy Education Program is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to become a certified phlebotomist.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:

The Phlebotomy Education Program

Brenna D. Ildza
Phlebotomy Program Director

Barbara Mick
Phlebotomy Program Faculty

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Apply for the Phlebotomy Education Program.