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San Marcos Healthcare Learning Center – IV Certification Program

Certifications Clinical
San Marcos Healthcare Learning Center-IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification


Students will learn by lecture as well as clinical/hands-on experience. Topics will include but are not limited to:


  • Legal aspects
  • Universal precautions
  • Indications for IV therapy and blood withdrawal
  • Infection control
  • Psychological preparation of the patient


Students are required to successfully demonstrate IV insertions and blood withdrawal skills on other students or a designated proxy.


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Who Should Enroll?

This program is open to all RN and LVN Staff in the San Diego County area and is approved and governed by the California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). The IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal course provides training and certification to RNs and LVNs wanting to expand their scope of practice. The 36-hour course is offered in (3) 12-hour days.


Due to the unique agreement between San Marcos Healthcare Learning Center (SMHLC) and BMHT, request to be included in one of our scheduled classes should be received at least 3-weeks before the class start date.


How Do I Register?
  1. Fill out and submit the request form below. Please select a class date from the drop-down menu that is at least 3-weeks from today’s date.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email that we have received your request for inclusion within 24 hours. If you don’t receive confirmation email, please send a message to or text 619-704-9088.
  3. Your information will be sent to BMHT to check your eligibility.
  4. Once eligibility is confirmed by BMHT, you will receive an email notification of your completed registration for the class.






  • You must be a KP Union Alliance or Coalition Employee with “active” KP employment status.
  • You must have completed your probationary period.
  • You must be a benefited employee typically working 20 or more hours per week.
  • Must be a BHMT eligible participant.
  • Must understand and agree with the BHMT Student Agreement for Participants in Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust Programs.
  • Open only to San Diego region.

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Academic Calendar

2018 San Marcos - IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification Program
Sept 8, 15, 16, 2018
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
2103 S. El Camino Real Suite 101-A
Oceanside, CA 92054
Nov 10, 17, 18, 2018
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
2103 S. El Camino Real Suite 101-A
Oceanside, CA 92054




Student Agreement

This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.



Unsuccessful Course Completion and Dropped Class Policy

Ben U programs require your time and effort on a consistent basis as well as communicating with the course instructor, tutor, or BHMT Career Development Coach if you are having difficulties or conflicts. Should you not complete your program successfully with a ‘C’ or better, pass, or drop the course by the institution’s 1st drop date, your participation in Trust programs may be suspended for a period of twelve months.