HOSA Mission Statement
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 technology education students, therefore, helping students  to meet the needs of  the health care community.


HOSA Facts
HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!

Since its inception in 1976, HOSA has grown steadily reaching over 200,000 members through 51 chartered HOSA Associations, American Samoa, Canada, District of Columbia, Germany, Italy, and Puerto Rico.

HOSA is not a club to which a few students in school join. Rather, HOSA is a powerful instructional tool that works best when it is integrated into the HSE  and health science related curriculum and classroom. HSE instructors are committed to the development of the total person. Those who join the HSE-HOSA Partnership recognize the importance of providing students with training far beyond the basic technical skills needed for entry into the health care field. 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 followership role as a member of a health care team.

HOSA's mission is especially critical when considering the acute shortage of qualified workers for the health care industry. It is essential that the HSE-HOSA Partnership maintain its momentum and encourage all HSE instructors to integrate HOSA into their curriculum and classrooms.


Conferences
There are 3 conferences held each year. 
  • The Fall Leadership Conference consists of training and activities to help grow the leadership skills of local chapter officers or motivated members.
  • At the State Leadership Conference (SLC) each spring, HOSA members participate in the National Competitive Events Program.  They compete against each other for gold, silver and bronze medals in a variety of events.  This is the largest conference at the state level.
  • The National Leadership Conference (NLC) is held every June in different venues around the country.  Over 6,000 of the best HOSA members from all 48 states will travel to the NLC and most will compete in the National Competitive Events Program.


The HOSA National Leadership Conference Includes
  • 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!


National Conference Locations and Dates
  • 2011 - June 22-25 – Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim California - Photos
  • 2012 - June 20-23 - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando Florida
  • 2013 - June 26-30 - Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2014 - June 25-28 - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando Florida
  • 2015 - June 24-27 - Hilton Anaheim - Anaheim, California
  • 2016 - June 22-25 - Gaylord Opryland Hotel - Nashville, Tennessee

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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 technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of  the health care community.