Alumni Spotlight: Shirley Revis

SVCC Alumni Spotlight

Shirley Revis is a graduate of Southside Virginia Community College’s Phlebotomy Program in South Boston, VA. Shirley successfully completed MDL 105-SH Phlebotomy and MDL 195- Coordinated Practical Ms. RevisPhlebotomy and the required Clinical Hours. The Phlebotomy program at Southside Virginia Community College prepares students for entry level competencies as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinics, blood donor centers, doctor’s offices, and other health care settings.

Students develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures, specimen collection and processing in various settings. Shirley came to Southside Virginia Community College as a CNA employed with Woodview Nursing Home in South Boston. Her goal was to augment her nursing skillset to allow her to do more for her patients and her employer. Shirley completed the coursework in May 2014 and passed her State Boards shortly after. In July, Shirley was offered a Phlebotomist position at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston. This job provides Shirley a fantastic opportunity to expand her expertise.

At the hospital, Shirley serves the Lab, as well as the ER, Nursery, Labor & Delivery, ICU, Cardiac, Pre-Op, and Infusion Units. Shirley believes that Phlebotomy is an important skill and can enhance the quality of a CNA’s career. She has been invited by her SVCC Instructor, Minnie Stephens, to present to current Phlebotomy students. Shirley provides a real-life example of the successful future our students can achieve.