Health Sciences Education
Missouri HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America
The Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference is March 25, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM at East Central College, Union, MO. Read the letter from our State Advisor, Leslie Quint, for registration and other details.
Missouri HOSA is growing.....and outgrowing its current management structure. Replacing the current State Advisor with an Executive Council has been recommended by an advisory committee and is being considered by chapter advisors. Our current State Advisor will not be able to continue after March 31, 2014, so now is a good time for out-of-the-box thinking that is sustainable, reasonable and doable. A meeting was held January 14, 2014 for all current and possible HOSA chapter advisors. Read the notes from that meeting for more information.
A first draft of possible by-laws for Missouri HOSA was presented at this meeting. Voting for the by-laws is planned for July, 2014. Your comments to value-add to the by-laws are appreciated.
Missouri HOSA Financial Information:
National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) is a national partnership of individuals and organizations with a vested interest in health science education. The consortium was organized in 1991 to stimulate creative and innovative leadership for ensuring a well prepared health care workforce. Missouri is a member of the NCHSE Consortium and has representation on their Board of Directors.
The National Health Science Assessment is based on the National Healthcare Foundation Standards and Accountability Criteria. This assessment is available via an online testing system that provides both pre- and post-testing opportunities and reporting services. It has been approved as a TSA for both Perkins and MSIP 5 reporting.
Eligible students who successfully pass this online assessment will obtain a certificate issued by NCHSE.
The Instructional Supplements were developed by the NCHSE to help health science teachers align classroom instruction to the National Healthcare Foundation Standards. Accountability criteria have been established for each foundation standard to better define the expectations for meeting the standard and to provide content for curriculum design and measurement and certification of achievement. These health science instructional materials were designed as a resource supplement, to be used in conjunction with state curriculum resources, plans, and outlines; as well as textbooks and the resources that accompany those textbooks. The supplements are not designed to "stand alone" but rather to provide resources that complement the instructional tools that teachers are already using. The Department has an agreement with NCHSE that allows us to provide these materials to Missouri public school CTE health science teachers. Contact Janice Rehak for more information.
Discount on NCHSE products
Missouri's status as a member of the NCHSE consortium means schools receive a discount on the assessment and other products developed and available through NCHSE. Be sure to request the state discount prior to ordering materials.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides a vast array of free materials through many websites. These are up-to-date and credible resources are useful at the secondary and postsecondary/adult levels. Click here for a current listing. Call 800-338-7657 for more information about NNLM.
Other useful Educational Resources for Health Science Educators (Adapted from a presentation by Vikki Parsall, Rolla Technical Center, during ACTE, November 2011). This listing of resources has been recently updated (2013).
Missouri Health Science Educators (MHSE) Board of Directors 2013-2014