South Dakota State University’s phlebotomy certificate program has been ranked one of the top online phlebotomy certificate programs of 2024 by EduMed.
This is the second year in a row that SDSU’s phlebotomy program has been recognized.
The SDSU phlebotomy certificate program has been offered at SDSU since fall 2020. Students in the certificate program participate in a mix of online courses, on-campus lab work and clinical experience in health care settings.
The program graduated its first cohort of students in spring 2022 and first received recognition from EduMed later that year.
Stacie Lansink, program director for SDSU’s medical laboratory science program, which houses the phlebotomy certificate, said it feels good to be recognized a second year in a row. “The phlebotomy certificate program is still fairly new, and this is just a testament to the hard work of the program’s faculty.”
Lansink added that the phlebotomy certificate is an important offering for SDSU because “it allows students to gain valuable patient experience. It also offers students the chance to see an important area of the lab and provide an opportunity to potentially become a medical laboratory scientist.”
Dan Hansen, dean of the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, said that the recognition from EduMed “reaffirms the quality of the courses and the fantastic work the faculty in our medical laboratory science program have done to ensure students have a positive educational experience."
Founded in 2018, EduMed is an online organization that creates resources to help students find success in medical and healthcare fields. Learn more about EduMed and why SDSU was ranked having a top phlebotomy program online.
More information about the phlebotomy certificate program, including how to apply, can be found on the SDSU website.