National Healthcareer Association Testing
Testing Information & Dates
The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is a national professional certification agency for healthcare workers in the United States. Granting credentials in more than 8 allied health specialties, it is an organizational member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). The National Healthcareer Association partners with educational institutions nationwide with over 350,000 certified individuals. It is one of the largest certification and continuing education providers.
Upcoming Testing Dates
|Dec. 20, 2019||11 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Testing Lab • Jackson College Central Campus|
This testing is only for students who have completed the related skill set.
Visit www.nhanow.com to register and choose Jackson College as your school.
The following will provide information regarding the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification and what is required to be eligible to sit for the exam.
WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED TO TAKE THE EXAM
- Complete the following courses:
HOC 145 – Phlebotomy Technician (Must have 30 successful venipunctures & 10 Capillary Punctures)
HOC 150 – Electronic Health Records
- Must take Health Care Provider CPR (BLS) – American Heart Association ONLY. Can take this at the college through our EMS Department. Register for Health Care Provider CPR here.
- Must take a First Aid Class. There are no specific requirements, so it can be taken anywhere or online. One online option is Pro First Aid Only: Online First Aid Certification.
- You will need to provide a copy of both the CPR and First Aid cards to Student Services (specifically the Registrar’s office) so they can put that information on your transcript. You will also need to submit to the Allied Health Coordinator.
REGISTERING FOR THE EXAM & OBTAINING APPROVAL
- Go to www.nhanow.com to register for the exam.
- You MUST select Jackson College as your school when prompted.
- Although you will be registering to take the exam, the Allied Health Coordinator has to “approve” for you to take the exam. This will be done by viewing your academic record to ensure all requirements have been met (all courses taken with required GPA and CPR/First Aid completed).
GRADUATING WITH A SKILL SET
- Once you have completed all the courses, included First Aid and CPR, you are eligible to graduate with a Skill Set in Phlebotomy Technician and attend a special awards ceremony the evening before Commencement. To apply to graduate with this skill set you will need to complete a Graduation Application.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please ask your instructor or email Becky Nicholson , the Allied Health Coordinator.