Presentation on theme: "IS… Pat Dennison, Academic Consultant"— Presentation transcript:
1 IS… Pat Dennison, Academic Consultant Martha Williams, Health Sciences Instructor
2 HOSA Health Occupations Students of America HOSA Executive Council
3 HOSA IS… A national career and technical student organization Endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Occupations Division of the American Vocational Association to be an integral part of career and technical education instructional programsA unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary and postsecondary/collegiate students enrolled in health science technology programs
4 HOSA HistoryAt the 1971 American Vocational Association a task force was appointed to study student organizationsIn November 1975, 18 representatives from Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas voted to form the American Health Occupations Education Student Organization (AHOESO).A Constitutional Convention was held in Arlington, Texas in November 1976.
5 The delegates and advisors: (1) adopted bylaws which changed thename of the organization to Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)(2) elected national officers(3) selected national colors and a motto(4) made plans for HOSA emblem competition(5) set the first National Leadership Conference for spring 1978 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.At that National Leadership Conference charters were presented to six states, including Kentucky.
6 HOSA MissionTo promote career opportunities in the health care industry, andTo enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people
7 Purpose and Goals of HOSA To serve the needs of its members and strengthen the HSTE-HOSA Partnership in the following ways:Foster programs and activities which will develop1. Physical, mental, and social well-being2. Leadership, character, and citizenship3. Ethical practices and respect for the dignity of work
8 Foster self-actualization which leads to meeting psychological, social, and economic needs Build confidence in student which leads to realistic career choices and successful employment in the health care fieldPromote inter- organizational relationships
9 Recognize individual achievement Promote involvement in current health care issues, environmental concerns, and survival need of community, nation, and the worldEstablish and maintain state associations in good standing with HOSA
10 HOSA Opportunities “What’s in it for Me?” INVOLVMENT – in a variety of chapter activitiesRECOGNITION – through participation in competitive eventsSCHOLARSHIPSTRAVEL – regional, state and national activitiesNETWORKING – with health care professionals, industry leaders, organizations, and associations
11 HOSA Opportunities COMMUNICATIONS – through a series of publications LEADERSHIP – opportunities for learning how to work effectively with othersCONFIDENCE - from active participation in HOSA activities
12 HOSA ConferencesParticipate in competitive events that test competencies and related skills in chosen occupation on local, regional, state and national levels
13 HOSA Emblem The Circle represents the continuity of health care The Triangle represents the three aspects of humankind well-being; social, physical, and mentalThe Hands represent the caring of each HOSA member
14 HOSA Colors Navy Blue represents loyalty to the health care profession Medical White represents purity of purposeMaroon represents compassion of HOSA members
15 HOSA Motto“THE HANDS OF HOSA MOLD THE HEALTH OF TOMORROW”
16 HOSA Creed 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 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 person.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 my self to serve others through HOSA.
17 Membership Categories Active MembershipSecondaryPostsecondaryCollegiateProfessionalAlumniHonorary
18 Program of WorkThe Program of Work (POW) is a plan of activities for the year.It doesn’t need to be elaborate.Activities can be added or revisedduring the year.HOSA student members should takeownership of the Program of Work.
19 Types of Activities for POW Career Related ActivitiesAlumni InvolvementCommunity ActivitiesBenevolent ActivitiesSocial/Leadership ActivitiesFundraising
20 POW Planning Sheet Prepare one sheet per goal Goal 1: Objectives - Activities -Resources -Time -Cost -Beginning/Completion Date -Product -
21 POW Ideas Read to hospitalized children after school - #1 September Pride Clean-up in order to make Martin County a better place to live - #2 MarchNursing Home Christmas Project - #2 DecemberGift baskets for cancer patients-#3 October or NovemberSell cancer awareness bracelets - #4 Sept. 3-October 4Bake Sale to raise money for Ronald McDonald House or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital - #5 (September, twice monthly)Toys for hospitalized children at Christmas time - #6 Begin planning in September. Final outcome in December before Christmas
22 POW Monthly Plan July January August February September Read to hospitalized childrenCancer awareness braceletsBake sale for raising funds for St. Jude’sMarchPride Clean-upOctoberBaskets for cancer patientsAprilNovemberMayDecemberNursing Home Christmas ProjectToys for hospitalized childrenJune
23 Membership Info… Membership year is September 1 through August 31 Total dues - $15.00/yearNational affiliation fee (dues) is $10State affiliation fee (dues) is $5KY-HOSA officers include:President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Historian Parliamentarian
24 Membership Info… KY-HOSA Advisor is Elizabeth Bullock KY-HOSA Co-Advisor is Mary KleberNational Theme“From Simple Scrapes to Failing Hearts-HOSA’s Where the Healing Starts”KY-HOSA Fall Leadership Conference - OctoberHOSA State Conference – MarchNational HOSA Conference – JuneNational Headquarters – Flower Mound, TX
25 References HOSA Student Handbook HOSA Handbook –section C (HOSA CD received each year with membership packet, 2009 attached)Kentucky Statesman Award Study guide (attached)New Advisor Handbook
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