Here at NHS HOSA, we will focus on: 1.) engaging in state and regional competitive events ranging from debate to medical and scientific knowledge and skill sets to public service announcements to medical photography and art, 2.) promoting a sense of community service by coordinating the NHS blood drives throughout the school year, and 3.) engage in activities to stimulate interest in the biomedical sciences and medical careers.
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. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community. The goals that HOSA believes are vital to each member are:
• To promote physical, mental and social well being.
• To develop effective leadership qualities and skills.
• To develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people.
• To develop character.
• To develop responsible citizenship traits.
• To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others.
• To build self-confidence and pride in one's work.
• To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field.
• To develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations.
• To encourage individual and group achievement.
• To develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns, and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world.
• To encourage involvement in local, state and national health care and education projects.
• To support Health Science Education instructional objectives.
• To promote career opportunities in health care.
To join, students must pay national, state and local dues of $30.00 total (to be collected later) and can sign-up with Mr. Flanagan.