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American National University Enhances Phlebotomy Program

Aug 17, 2016

August 16, 2016
Contact: Jill Sluss/540-283-6651

American National University Enhances Phlebotomy Program
ECG is added to the Phlebotomy Curriculum

HARRISONBURG, Va.– American National University’s phlebotomy diploma program has received an enhancement as electrocardiogram (ECG) instruction has been added to the curriculum.  Classes are now forming for the term that begins on November 7th.

The program will prepare students to sit for the National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) and National ECG Technician (NCET).

The course of study will allow the student to work as a phlebotomist in a hospital, blood bank, or health facility.  The ECG portion will provide the student with the knowledge to assess a patient’s heart rhythm and rate and record the electrocardiogram.  These two tasks are key components of working as a medical support employee at most healthcare facilities.  Courses include Medical Terminology, Basic Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Health Care Law and Ethics. The courses are also transferrable to ANU’s medical assisting associate’s degree and medical health services management bachelor’s degree program as part of the University’s progressive education format.

Students in this 36 quarter hour program gain the knowledge and real-world experience needed to be successful in this career by preparing for these certifications and hands-on experience in labs and externships.

“American National University always has the students in mind when designing or revamping programs of study,” said Dr. Diane Morey, vice president of academic affairs - health science education at ANU.  “This enhanced Phlebotomy and ECG technician program will certainly make graduates be more marketable to health care recruiters.”

For more information, contact campus director, Wandile Maseko (540-432-0943 or  Additional information on the profession may also be found on the ANU website:  (

The Harrisonburg Campus has been offering a career-oriented education to area students since 1989.  The next term begins August 22nd, with classes now forming for associate’s degrees in business administration-accounting, business administration—management, medical assisting, network support, and surgical technology.  Also, bachelor’s degrees being offered are:  business administration accounting, business administration management, and network administration.  Short term programs are available in accounting, business administration, medical billing and coding, medical office professional and pharmacy technician.

Founded in 1886, American National University is dedicated to the training and education of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of fields in business, information technology, and health care.  Serving 30 communities through campus locations in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, as well as a growing online student body nationwide, ANU currently serves approximately 5,000 students annually.


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