Course Duration

A phlebotomist preparing a patient.

Classes are 1 week of classroom instruction plus a 40 hour externship that TNPTI arranges for each student (2 weeks in total).

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to enroll in the phlebotomy program must:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a high school degree or GED equivalent
  • Have a clear criminal record
  • Be willing and able to work with patients while giving the best patient care possible

Course Dates 2021

Meets M|T|W|Th|F, 7:30am–5:30pm
Lunch: 12pm–1:00pm

TERM 1: March 1
TERM 2: March 29
TERM 3: April 26
TERM 4: May 24
TERM 5: June 21
TERM 6: July 26
TERM 7: August 23
TERM 8: September 20
TERM 9: October 18

Holidays: January 1-3, May 31, July 3-5, September 3-6, November 23-27, December 23–January 2


Course Outline


The goal of this course is to give phlebotomy students the knowledge and experience they need in conjunction with the standards of Tennessee to become a trained and employable phlebotomist. TNPTI’s phlebotomy program is designed to provide its students a superior education including small classes, experienced teachers and externship hours so that they may gain the skills and understanding needed for the profession.

Learning Objectives

Over the course of the phlebotomy program, students will learn:

  • Selection of the correct tubes for the requested tests
  • Utilization of the correct procedure for obtaining blood
  • Preparation and usage of equipment, including tubes, holders, needles, syringes, tourniquets, etc.
  • Selection of the appropriate vein
  • Venipuncture and collection of the required sample
  • Mixing and labeling of tubes
  • Performing blood cultures
  • Distribution of blood to the correct area of the lab
  • Proper patient respect and care

Instructional Materials

The $1,500 ($1,200 tuition + $300 materials) tuition includes the cost of materials and equipment.

Students are required to purchase their own set of scrubs (we recommend the purchase of black scrubs).

Attendance Requirement

TN Professional Training Institute’s Phlebotomy program is an intensive, accelerated, 85 Hour Phlebotomy program. Students who miss any class time may be moved to the next session at the discretion of the instructor.

Grading Policy

The instructor will keep a daily log of each student’s grade and will communicate with students their updated grades on a daily basis. However, students are ultimately in charge of keeping track of their own progress in the class and TNPTI is not responsible for students who forget to check their email, messages, etc.

Course Information

Instructor: Staff

Location:  1819 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Telephone:  615-631-8440

Email:  [email protected]

Hour Requirements: Classes are 1 week of classroom instruction plus a 40 hour externship that TNPTI arranges for each student (2 weeks in total).

Lab Hours: Extra lab practice is available Monday through Saturday. Please contact your instructor to schedule an appointment for extra lab practice.

Graduation Ceremony: TBD with class.