HOSA is a national student organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, collegiate and adult students enrolled in health science education. HOSA is 100% health care!
HOSA’s competitive events program, aligned with the National Healthcare Skill Standards, helps students graduate and be career and college ready, offers, six event categories including: (1) health science, (2) health professions, (3) emergency preparedness, (4) leadership, (5) teamwork and (6) recognition. The 56 competency based events provide a variety of teaching strategies that health science instructors can use to enhance student engagement and learning.
HOSA recognizes the importance of providing students with training beyond the health specific technical skills required for entry into the health care field and plays a unique role in preparing students for higher education and entry level certification (EMT, CNA, etc.) The rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers who, in addition to their technical skills, are people oriented and capable of playing a leader or follower role as a member of a health care team. HOSA, a student-led organization of future health professionals, provides opportunities for students to develop, practice and refine their technical, leadership and teamwork skills to achieve a seamless transition from education to a career.
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skills and leadership development of all health science students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.
The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.
- Navy blue represents loyalty to the health care profession.
- Medical white represents purity of purpose.
- Maroon represents compassion of HOSA members
- HOSA activities and the Health Science classroom are transparent.
- Over 145,000 members in pursuit of a career in the health professions.
- 49 state associations (including Puerto Rico & District of Columbia).
- 28 straight years of membership growth.
- $431,797 in scholarships awarded nationwide.
- The annual National Leadership Conference hosts 7,000 members, advisors, industry representatives, judges and VIPs.
- 11 Internships in the Office of the Surgeon General have been awarded to HOSA members since 2010.
“THE HANDS OF HOSA MOLD THE HEALTH OF TOMORROW”
“Health Science and HOSA: A Healthy Partnership”
I BELIEVE in the Health Care Profession.
I believe in the profession for which I am being trained; and in the opportunities that my training offers.
I BELIEVE in education.
I believe that through education I will be able to make the greatest use of my skills, knowledge, and experience in order to become a contributing member of the health care team and of my community.
I BELIEVE in myself.
I BELIEVE that by using the knowledge and skills of my profession I will become more aware of myself. Through fulfilling these goals, I will become a more responsible citizen.
I BELIEVE that each individual is important in his or her own right; therefore, I will treat each person with respect and love. To this end, I dedicate my training, my skills and myself to serve others through HOSA.