Health Occupations Students of America is a National Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) endorsed by the Department of Education and the Health Occupations Education Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education.
Those that join Health Science- HOSA partnership recognize the importance of providing students training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the healthcare field.
HOSA recognizing that the rapidly changing health care system needs dedicated workers, who in addition to their technical skills, are people oriented and capable of playing a leadership or follower ship role as a member of a health care team.
To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skills, and leadership development of all health occupations education students, therefore helping the student to meet the needs of the health care community
HOSA’s mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. It is essential that the Health Science – HOSA Partnership maintains its momentum and encourage all Health Science Instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculums and classrooms.
The goals that HOSA believes are vital to each member include promoting, developing, and encouraging member’s growth in self-confidence, effective knowledge, leadership and skills, effective communication, character, and achievement by being involved in local, state and national health care and education projects.