Clinical Laboratory Science Program

The Affinity Clinical Laboratory Science Program provides academic and clinical laboratory experience for students studying laboratory science. The clinical practicum begins early in September and continues through the end of May.

History

Organized in 1967, the Clinical Laboratory Science Program has accreditation from the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 5600N River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, (773) 714-8880, www.naacls.org

Schedule

The Clinical Laboratory Science Program is a 40-hour per week program. The program runs Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays are classroom lecture days, with the remainder of the week spent in laboratory rotations at hospitals, clinics and the Community Blood Center.

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate students from the University of Wisconsin system pay tuition to their school (the school pays the hospital). Other students pay an amount equal to the program reimbursement. In the event of withdrawal, Affinity will make an appropriate pro-rated refund.

Student Policies

Prior to orientation week, students will receive a handbook detailing general policies of conduct and attendance, grading and evaluation procedures and grievance policies.

Insurance

Students who do not have approved professional liability insurance through their college or university may need to purchase such coverage at a nominal fee.

Students assume responsibility for their own health care and hospitalization costs. Affinity strongly recommends that all students have health insurance.

Employee health services and counseling through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will be available to students on the same basis as services are provided for employees.

Housing

Students arrange their own housing.

Dress Code

Students must follow a dress code appropriate to their working environment.

Vacation and Holidays

Students have off on Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day and Good Friday. Students may have no more than seven excused absences during the school year for illness, job interviews or personal reasons. All other absences must be made up.

Part-time Employment

Students in the program may work part-time if their jobs are outside of regularly-scheduled class time. Because of the program’s heavy workload, Affinity encourages students to limit employment to 12 hours per week. Students already working for Affinity Health System will report to the department manager and not the program director.

Termination

Students may face termination prior to graduation for one of the following reasons:

  • failure to maintain a grade level of 70 percent in classroom and practical instruction
  • inability to perform the work of the department according to established standards
  • failure to comply with program or hospital policies.

Graduation

Undergraduate students who successfully complete the program receive a baccalaureate degree from their respective college or university. All graduates of the program receive a certificate and school pin and are eligible to take a national certification examination in the clinical laboratory sciences.

Admission Information

Click here for admission information or see "Admission Information" in the top menu.

Curriculum

Click here for curriculum information or see "Curriculum" in the top menu.

Non-academic Requirements

Click here for a list of essential non-academic requirements or see "Essential Non-academic Requirements" in the top menu.

Contacts

Michael Newell, MSM, MT (ASCP)
Program Director
1506 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 738-2132
mnewell@affinityhealth.org

Janet Rosin, MT (ASCP)
Education Coordinator
1506 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI  54915
(920) 738-2128
jrosin@affinityhealth.org

If you are interested in learning more about the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Affinity Health System, we would like to hear from you.  Please call or e-mail us using the contact information below.

Contacts

Michael Newell, MSM, MT (ASCP)
Program Director
1506 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 738-2132
mnewell@affinityhealth.org

Janet Rosin, MT (ASCP)
Education Coordinator
1506 S. Oneida St.
Appleton, WI  54915
(920) 738-2128
jrosin@affinityhealth.org

 
 
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