Presentation on theme: "Post-Secondary/Collegiate HOSA HOSA. Post-Secondary/Collegiate What is Health Occupations Students of America-HOSA?"— Presentation transcript:
Post-Secondary/Collegiate HOSA HOSA
Post-Secondary/Collegiate What is Health Occupations Students of America-HOSA?
HOSA is a national career and technical student organization Endorsed by the US Dept of Education Mission Promote health career opportunities Enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people
How will a Post- Secondary/Collegiate institution benefit from a HOSA Chapter?
Recruitment! HOSA can be a bridge between the secondary and post-secondary/collegiate classrooms! HOSA is offered through the Health Science Technology (HST) secondary classroom! Visit your local HST classrooms! Let the high school students know there is a HOSA chapter at their local college/university!
Points to consider when starting a Chapter Follow the institutions organization requirements Start small, seek out former HOSA members At least five members to form a chapter Draft chapter constitution/bylaws Use another chapter’s bylaws as a guide Use non-discrimination clause in the constitution/bylaws Contact National HOSA for enrollment information ! HOSA is tax-exempt Check the institutions policies-may not be able to use “University of Louisville HOSA” due to copyright laws. May use “Health Occupations Students of America at the University of Louisville”.
CHAPTER ACTIVITIES Community Service Leadership Development Social Activities
EXAMPLES Medical professionals as guest speakers Hospital/medical facility tours Medical career fairs Campus blood pressure checks Blood drives Adopt-a-Highway Nursing Home Visits Tutoring high school students Mentoring new HOSA freshman HOSA representative in student government Run for state office of HOSA vice-president Attend State and National Leadership Conference
National Leadership Project St. Jude Hospital
Benefits for students include: Leadership skills Networking with medical professionals Self-satisfaction from community service Reach for the stars through HOSA!
Benefits for students include: Scholarships
Affiliation Process Visit the National HOSA website National HOSA - Flower Mound, Texas HOSA
Texas website Explore this website for important dates and other HOSA information
For further information Kathleen Park PS/C State Advisor Lamar State College-Orange 410 Front Street Orange, Texas (409)