LaShonda Doneway – Student Highlight

Boardman Training Center’s Featured
Student Of The Month!

LaShonda Doneway – Student HighlightBoardman Training Center is excited to announce this month’s featured student, LaShonda Doneway!

LaShonda is a current student in BTC’s Cardio Phlebotomy program, where she is learning valuable skills and knowledge through hands-on training that will expand her future career opportunities! Before attending Boardman Training Center, LaShonda was working as a retail manager for a chain pharmacy. She knew she wanted to work in the medical field, but it wasn’t until she had her blood drawn one day that she decided on cardio phlebotomy. “I knew I could do it,” she said.

The skills, techniques, and knowledge LaShonda will learn as a Boardman Training Center student will open doors of opportunities for her, including her goal of becoming a traveling phlebotomist. In five years, LaShonda hopes to continue working as a traveling phlebotomist while continuing her medical education. 

The Boardman Training Center Experience

BTC prides itself on creating a positive learning environment where each student can thrive. When asked about her favorite part about attending Boardman Training Center, LaShonda says everything! “From day one of me applying, the staff is so caring and friendly when I walked through the door,” she said. “I am excited to learn more.”

Along with the personalized care that every student at BTC receives, they will also expect small, accelerated classes, certification* preparation, flexible financing, hands-on instruction, and more! Our smaller class sizes allow our instructors to provide each student with the attention they need to have a successful educational experience.

The hands-on training that Boardman Training Center offers allows students to learn the fundamentals of their chosen field, practice their skills under the instruction of experienced instructors, and then prepare to sit for industry-specific National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification* exams. In LaShonda’s case, the cardio phlebotomy training program will prepare her to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and Certified EKG Technician (CET) certifications. 

The Skills LaShonda Will Learn At BTC

As a cardio phlebotomy student, LaShonda will learn aspects of both the cardio and phlebotomy fields. Her hands-on training will include performing EKGs, drawing blood, infection control protocol, proper equipment usage and storage, and more! As she completes her cardio phlebotomy technician training, LaShonda will have a wealth of knowledge and skills to get started in her new career. 

When asked who her favorite instructor at BTC is, LaShonda says Mrs. Durch. “She is the best teacher I have ever had,” she said.”She took time after class to help me and explained in ways I understood. I knew she cared.” 

The skills, knowledge, experience, and connections that LaShonda will leave Boardman Training Center with will prepare her for a successful career as a cardio phlebotomy technician. She will be qualified for positions in medical facilities, including clinics, laboratories, doctor’s offices, hospitals and emergency rooms, long-term care facilities, and more!

Boardman Training Center Prepares You For Your New Career

LaShonda is confident that she will leave Boardman Training Center with the skills she needs to start her new career. “[BTC] has prepared me with the tools and knowledge to be successful in my career field.” 

When asked if she would refer Boardman Training Center to a friend, her answer was definitely! “BTC wants you to succeed; the staff is so understanding,” she said. “They go above and beyond to help you get where you want to be.” 

LaShonda’s advice for anyone wanting to start a new healthcare career is to take the leap of faith! “Get out of your own head and register,” she said. “I thought I couldn’t do it, and I am proud to say I did, and you can too.”

Get Started Today!

Can you see yourself in an exciting healthcare career? Be like LaShonda and get on the track to your new career at Boardman Training Center! Join us by calling our admissions team at 330-729-9244 or Requesting Information!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding certification exam.