Can Ohio LPNs draw blood?

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R in Akron, Ohio

59 months ago

I was told in nursing school we are legally not allowed to draw blood. I recently had an interview and the interviewer was surprised I was never trained to draw blood. I'm curious though if this is a law or not and if I can take some phlebotomy classes to learn blood drawing skills. Anyone know for sure?

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Mary 1Nurse in Louisville, Kentucky

59 months ago

R in Akron, Ohio said: I was told in nursing school we are legally not allowed to draw blood. I recently had an interview and the interviewer was surprised I was never trained to draw blood. I'm curious though if this is a law or not and if I can take some phlebotomy classes to learn blood drawing skills. Anyone know for sure?

I was not taught how to do blood draws in LPN school. Yet, as a LPN in Indiana and Kentucky, yes we can draw blood. The best answer will come from Ohio Board of Nursing.

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