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Pre-Nursing II

Pre-Nursing II – Oncourse Page

The PCII program prepares individuals for a variety of job opportunities in the health occupations area.


  • Graduates may find employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals, laboratories, and clinics where basic bedside nursing skills are required, as well as the skills of phlebotomy, and performing electrocardiograms (EKG).
  • The program consist of classroom/lab instruction and supervised/ preceptor clinical activities.
  • Students successfully participating in this competency-based program take certification exams in Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant, Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician, and/or Patient Care Technician.


The course includes discussion of the components of effective client/staff communication, both verbal and nonverbal. Beginning front office activities such as scheduling, insurance, billing, and patient/client education methods are covered.
Introductory information relative to phlebotomy theory and fundamental phlebotomy skills, which include venipuncture, capillary sticks, infection control procedures, and lab text that Phlebotomist may perform, are taught.
Introduction to electrocardiogram (EKG) purposes and procedures are covered. Students will gain knowledge about the normal structure and function of the heart with emphasis on the conduction system. Course includes a minimum of 45 hours of clinical externship to be performed by the student under the supervision of a preceptor in a variety of health care settings.
Students identify and perform skills necessary to secure employment in the health care industry.
A 45 hour classroom and 60 hour laboratory practice study of advanced phlebotomy skills and procedures that include laboratory administrative procedures, tube identification, and laboratory equipment usage. Student performance of introductory, fundamental and advanced phlebotomy skills for instructor evaluation in preparation for clinical experiences is included. Students spend an additional 96 hours of supervised preceptor clinical hours in a variety of health care sites in order to obtain the necessary course requirements for a total of 201 clock hours.


Are there any prerequisites for this class?

Yes. You must have completed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program.

How many high school credits can I receive by taking this class?

You can earn 3 high school credits.

How many college credits can I earn by taking this class?

Students who complete the course could receive a Certificate of Technical Studies for 14 hours of college credit. Those students will also earn a Technical Competency Area (TCA) in Phlebotomy and EKG.

What Certification exams are offered?

Students will be prepared and have the opportunity to test for National Certification as a Registered Phlebotomy Technician through NAHP as well testing for Registered EKG Technician through the NAHP.

What job opportunities are available once completing this course?

Students who complete this course may go directly to work in entry level positions in long-term care facilities, hospitals, laboratories, and clinics as a:

  • Patient Care Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • EKG Technician

Where could I attend to finish this program?

Students who complete this course may continue their education in the Louisiana Technical College System or a Community College offering Patient Care Technician or a similar program. Alternatively, this course is a great foundation for pursing other health occupations such as Laboratory Assistant, Medical Technician, Medical Technologist, Cardiovascular Technician, and Respiratory Therapist.

Course Fee : $55.00

Speak to your school counselor to sign up.


Cara Coxe

Cara Coxe


Mrs. Coxe is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake College of Nursing.

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