Healthcare Training

Healthcare Training

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Healthcare Training

Join us online or on-site at one of our Commonwealth University campuses in the northeastern region of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to get you trained for the 21st-century job market. Best of all, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to acquire professional-level positions for several in-demand occupations in the field. Compete better the minute you complete your training.


Bloomsburg's MSN in Public Health nursing prepares students with advanced knowledge for a multifaceted role and innovative problem solving to improve the delivery of health care, health education, and prevention either in a community or school health setting.

Program Information

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes, among other things, preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics, including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology, suitable lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics, and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lectures, hands-on labs, and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider.

National Certification: This program meets the requirements to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. This program also meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Clinical Medical Assistant (CMAC) Exam.

Clinical Externship: This program includes a 160-hour clinical externship opportunity. To be eligible for the clinical, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements.

  • Course Contact Hours: 140 hours + Clinical Externship
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 160 hours

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The average Emergency Medical Technician salary in Pennsylvania is approximately $12.96 per hour, which meets the national average. (Salary information comes from 403 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on in the past 12 months - June 2017) There are currently more than 400 open EMT positions across Pennsylvania.

This program will provide you with the overall roles and responsibilities of an EMT.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Medical, legal, and ethical communication
  • CPR
  • Lifting and moving
  • Patient assessment
  • Providing emergency care
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Incident management
  • Hazmat awareness
  • Scene assessment and transport of patients

The program is offered in a hybrid format of classroom-based and online instruction.

The course includes a Pennsylvania State practical skills evaluation and written examination, which, if passed, will provide a PA state certification as an EMT.

  • Course Contact Hours: 90 hours

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This 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy, and physiology; blood collection procedures; hands-on specimen practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.

National Certification: Students who complete this program will have the opportunity to pursue the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Exam.

  • Course Contact Hours: 90 hours

The Phlebotomy Technician certification exam, offered through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), is administered at the Bloomsburg Test Center. Register online at

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