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2 What does HOSA stand for? Health Occupations Students of America

3 What is HOSA? HOSA is: National student led organization for career and technical education students who are interested in or are pursing a career in health professions Endorsed by US Dept of Education & Association for Career and Technical Education.

4 What is HOSA? Develops the - physical - social, and - mental well-being of its members by building confidence in their ability to develop skills that will lead to career entry and advancement in their chosen profession

5 HOSA Mission: To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all Health Science/Health Occupations Education students, therefore, helping students meet the needs of the health care community

6 HOSA National Motto: The Hands of HOSA Mold the Health of Tomorrow.

7 National Theme: "HOSA: It's In Our Hearts to Keep yours Beating!" - Submitted by Ohio HOSA

8 Service Organization Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Volunteer service (nonfundraiser) Fundraiser (independent chapters) Walk for a Cure

9 HOSA Creed I BELIEVE in the health care profession. I BELIEVE in the profession for which I am being trained and in the opportunities, which 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 of my community.

10 HOSA Creed cont. 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 Health Occupations Students of America.

11 HOSA Emblem Navy Blue- loyalty to the healthcare profession Medical White- Purity of purpose Maroon- compassion of HOSA members Circle – represents the continuity of health care Triangle- represents the 3 aspects of human kind well being: social, mental, & physical Hands – signify the caring of each HOSA member

12 History of HOSA Idea 1 st conceived at a meeting in Cherry Hill, New Jersey - Nov Officially organized at a constitutional convention held in Arlington, TX November states participated, with over 300 student leaders participating at convention 6000 student members belonged to organization

13 History of HOSA 1 st program specialist was Helen K. Powers – appointed in 1957, health occupations were growing throughout the nation, she was appointed to supervise this field Previous titles for HOSA Future nurses clubs and vocational industrial club of America American Vocational Association Health Occupations Education Division of the American Vocational Association

14 History of HOSA 1 st constitutional convention – Nov 10-13, 1976 Held at 6 Flags in Arlington, TX Attended by 384 persons (students & advisors) Representatives from Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas Name adopted – HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERCIA Colors selected 1 st president – Lynn McGee of North Carolina

15 History of HOSA 1 st National Leadership conference – April 27-30, 1978 Oklahoma City, OK 14 States attended, Tennessee attended Emblem adopted – submitted by McNairy Central High School of Tennessee National HOSA dress adopted

16 Tennessee HOSA Began in August 1977 Tennessee was the eighth state in the nation to affiliate with the HOSA organization

17 HOSA Organization Level 1 National HOSA, Executive Board, US Dept of Education, Executive Council Level 2 State HOSA, State Board, State Officers Level 3 Local Chapter Officers, Programs, Advisors

18 Official HOSA Dress-Males Navy Blazer with emblem over heart White dress shirt Navy or Maroon tie Matching navy or white slacks HOSA pin centered on left lapel of jacket Navy, black or white dress shoes

19 Official HOSA Dress-Females Navy Blazer with emblem over heart White shirt or blouse Navy or White skirt or slacks Navy, black or white dress shoes HOSA member pin on left lapel of jacket The maroon scarf is no longer a required part of uniform, maroon accent is optional as a scarf or bow tie

20 Recognition/Award Dress code Females: dress, HOSA uniform or business attire Males: Business attire or HOSA uniform Each competitive event has a dress code!!

21 Why HOSA? The Health Science instructors serve as the HOSA chapter advisor. HOSA members practice, refine and seek recognition for skills gained in the Health Science classroom. The Health Science classroom provides the skills required to enter competitions and advance in their chosen health profession.

22 Is committed to attracting qualified students to the health professions Offers opportunities to develop, practice and refine leadership skills. Creates an environment that motivates learners. Recognizes high performing members and teams through HOSAs National Competitive Events Program HOSA……

23 HOSA Competition Allows HOSA students to compete in various aspects of the medical field Different competitive categories Competition at regional, state and national levels Regional: Union University, TN,January 17 th, 2012 State: Nashville, TN, April th, 2012 (Opryland Hotel) National: Orlando, Fl, June th 2012

24 HOSA Competition Competitive events: Health Science Events Health Profession Events Emergency Preparedness Leadership Events Teamwork Events Recognition

25 Health Science Events Dental Spelling Dental Terminology Medical Spelling Medical Terminology Medical Math

26 Health Profession Events Administrative Medical Assisting HOSA Medical Office Biotechnology Clinical Nursing Clinical Specialty Dental Assisting Home Health Aid Medical Assisting - Clinical Medical Laboratory Assisting Nursing Assisting Physical Therapy Sports Medicine Veterinary Assisting

27 Emergency Preparedness Events CPR/First Aid (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Emergency Medical Technician CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Public Health Emergency Preparedness First Aid/Rescue Breathing

28 Leadership Events Extemporaneous Health Poster Extemporaneous Speaking Extemporaneous Writing Medical Photography Job Seeking Skills Prepared Speaking Researched Persuasive Speaking

29 Teamwork Events Community Awareness Creative Problem Solving Forensic Medicine HOSA Bowl Parliamentary Procedure Career Health Display Biomedical Debate Medical Reading Health Education PSA

30 Goals of HOSA To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field To develop an understanding of the importance of interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations To encourage individual and group achievement

31 Goals of HOSA To develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns and survival needs of the community, nation and the world To encourage involvement in local, state and national health care and education projects To develop effective leadership skills and qualities

32 Goals of HOSA To develop character To develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others To build self-confidence and pride in ones work

33 How does HOSA work? HOSA chapter is formed by Health Science students who are pursuing a career in health professions HOSA chapters are encouraged to recruit students interested in health care but are unable to enroll in a Health Science course. Chapter members elect local officers

34 HOSA Membership HOSA members develop qualities and skills to assume leadership roles in their future health care professions Membership Fees National- $10.00 State- $4.00 Local- $1.00 Fees are collected and mailed to National HOSA

35 Membership Categories Secondary Postsecondary/Collegiate Professional Alumni Honorary

36 Postsecondary/Collegiate Division Composed of students enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year or certificate program Can be students at a Technology Center, Community College or University Tennessee Postsecondary Programs are at MTSU

37 Alumni and Professional Division Alumni Division is composed of persons who have been a member of HOSA Membership is free to all previous members Professional Division is composed of persons who are associated with or are participating in Health Science in professional capacities

38 Honorary Division Given to those who have made significant contributions to the development of HOSA and/or rendered outstanding service to the organization

39 Recognition Outstanding HOSA Chapter National Recognition Program Kaiser Permanente Health Care Issues Exam National Service Project Barbara James Service Award Outstanding Alumni Member Outstanding State Officer Chapter Newsletter HOSA Week HOSA Week Proclamation

40 National Leadership Conference Exciting general sessions Educational and social learning activities Leadership academies Tours to healthcare facilities Exhibits presented by professional healthcare associations The National Competitive Events program The annual business of the national student organization of HOSA by the national voting delegates The Educational Symposium - workshops presented by professional partners that provide Information about current health care issues An opportunity to meet people from across the United States and Puerto Rico with similar career goals Fun, excitement, recognition, and opportunity for HOSA members!

41 This organization opens the door for many medical opportunities as well as training the students in some of the advantages and problems that they will face in medical careers.

42 Questions? Further information can be found at: HOSA week- November 6-12, 2011

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