|Debbie Reasoner,Owner/Director/Phlebotomy Instructor for WCPI. Licensed by
the Oregon Department of Education.
NHA-National Certification Test Writer
NHA-Nationally Certified Phlebotomist
Expert Witness for Phlebotomy Litigations
Co Author of the 5th and 6th Editions of Phlebotomy Essentials
We have recruiters from various Health care facilities now visiting the school to
recruit our students/Graduates.
With over 30 years of experience in various settings of the health care field, Debbie
considers herself to be a positive person who adapts well to any situation. Being detail
oriented and able to multi task strengthens her teaching skills. She enjoys being in a
constant state of learning which has enabled her to enhance the quality of the classroom
environment. As a business owner for many years she knows the value of excellent
customer service. Her roots are here in the Pacific Northwest, having been born and raised
in the Portland area. She has a strong dedication and respect for the health care
Debbie has built her business success on honesty, integrity, and a passion for doing
things right. Her focus is to help the student exhibit professionalism along with
compassion and commitment to excellent patient care. Thank you and no excuses are her
teaching trade marks. She believes to achieve these traits you must leave your junk in the
trunk and your ego at the door. Her intention is to bring out the best in each student so
they can be the best health care professional and in return the patient experience will
continue to improve. The continued success of West Coast Phlebotomy speaks volumes
as they consistently send out competent and knowledgeable Phlebotomist's to enhance
the health care profession. "This is a career where rewards are measured by the lives that
The school is located in beautiful Oregon
City's South Ridge Center at 1678 Beaver
Creek Rd. Suite N Oregon City Oregon
97045. It is conveniently located in a 2100
sq ft. Professional suite with access to
I-205 and I-5. Among the schools many
restaurants nearby. Students will be
provided with state of the art equipment
and updated materials. Students will also
enjoy a spacious classroom, access to a
full laboratory with one on one instruction,
a capillary lab, kitchen and break room.
Licensed by the Oregon
Department of Education
Approved by The National Health
Career Association (NHA)
West Coast Phlebotomy Inc.
|Students donating for the
|School Owner and Location
I-205 and I-5
|West Coast Phlebotomy Inc.
Professional Training and Certification
West Coast Phlebotomy Certificate Program
Applicants for the Phlebotomy Program must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the school. A pre enrollment
interview is required.
Phlebotomist's are essential members of the health care delivery team who are primarily responsible for collecting blood specimens
from patients for laboratory testing. Qualified phlebotomist's may be employed in hospital laboratories, private laboratories, doctors'
offices, clinics, emergency rooms, blood donor centers and many other medical facilities.
Classroom/ laboratory training is approximately 6 weeks in length. Lecture and laboratory experience will be provided at the
school. Fine motor skills and mobility are required to successfully perform in most clinical facilities: drawing patient's blood in the
inpatient and outpatient settings, processing specimens including operating mechanical and computerized equipment, and
performing clerical duties. Excellent communication skills are critical in dealing with patients, clients, physicians, nurses, and other
health care workers.
Internships are now a part of the program and offered as sites become available. Students are not automatically enrolled or
considered to be eligible for the internship program. Students must meet certain criteria to be considered for any internship.(School
has list of criteria) Students must have complete documentation of immunization records, TB testing, criminal background check
drug screen and liability insurance coverage for an internship. Students must meet certain criteria to be considered for a possible
internships. (School has information and check lists for these). Students who participate in the internship must be available on a full-
time basis for three 40-hour weeks. There are no evening or weekend internships.
Students who participate in the internship program must successfully complete the internship to receive a certificate of completion
from the school. Students have the option to complete the phlebotomy program without the internship portion and upon successful
completion at the end of the six weeks will graduate and receive their certificate of completion. Background checks and drug
screening will not be required if not applying for the internship program. Back ground checks and drug screens are the responsibility
of the student.
Students who successfully complete this phlebotomy program are eligible for employment at independent labs, hospitals, clinics,
various other medical facilities. This program is not a guarantee of employment but our graduates are very successful in finding
employment in their new career. Their success is in large part due to the one on one instruction they receive in the lab and the
personal enrichment/life skills that they learn and implement in the program and in their lives.
Health, Character and Technical Standards
WCPI must ensure that patients/clients are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in
the phlebotomy program as well as internships must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses,
uncertainties, and changing circumstances that characterize patient/ client care responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is
expected to have the emotional stability to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty
member and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships with employees, patients/clients and their families.
WCPI believes patient and student safety is of utmost importance. Therefore, if the instructor believes that actions demonstrated by
a student in class or on internship jeopardize either the student’s own safety or patient safety, that student will be dismissed from the
Applicants must be in good physical and mental health to qualify for positions in the health care field. Standards have been
established to provide guidance to students as to skills and abilities required to function successfully in the program and ultimately in
the phlebotomy profession.
Phlebotomy students must:
1. Demonstrate reading, writing, and listening comprehension competencies in the English language as well as the ability to speak
English clearly and correctly.
2. Have sufficient hearing to assess patient needs and to understand instructions and identify emergency signals.
3. Have sufficient visual acuity to observe patients, and interpret data; visual acuity sufficient to ensure a safe environment, identify
color changes, read fine print/writing and calculate fine calibrations.
4. Have sufficient speech and language ability to express, comprehend, and exchange information and ideas in English verbally, non-
verbally, and in writing, and to interact clearly and logically with patients, family members, physicians, peers and other ancillary
5. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, to respond appropriately in emergencies or unexpected situations and to cope with
variations in workload and stress levels.
6. Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
7. Sufficient emotional intelligence to exhibit empathy and compassion, to maintain productive relationships in the classroom and
clinical settings, and to integrate direction, instruction, and constructive criticism into behavior.
8. Criminal background checks are required of all students prior to entering the clinical internship setting. Drug screening is also
required. No students will be exempt from either process. Cost to be incurred by student.
9. Current immunizations.
Student Grievance Policy: Students aggrieved by the actions of the school should attempt to resolve these issues with the
appropriate school officials. If this procedure fails, and if the allegation asserts that the school has violated an Oregon Law, students
may contact the Higher Education Coordination Committee.