HOSA

 Byron Nelson High School

PURPOSE

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.

MISSION

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.

OFFICIAL HOSA EMBLEM

The official HOSA emblem was adopted by the Delegate Assembly at the first HOSA National

Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 27-30, 1978, from a design submitted by

Tennessee HOSA.

· The circle represents the continuity of health care

· The triangle represents the three aspects of humankind: -- wellbeing, social, physical and mental

· The hands signify the caring of each HOSA member

HOSA MOTTO

The HOSA Motto was also adopted by the delegate assembly at the first HOSA National Leadership

Conference in April in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

"THE HANDS OF HOSA MOLD THE HEALTH OF TOMORROW”

HOSA CREED

The HOSA creed was adopted at the third HOSA National Leadership Conference in 1980 as

submitted by South Carolina HOSA. It reads as follows:

· I BELIEVE in the Health Care Profession.

· I believe in the profession for which I am being trained; and in the opportunities that my training offers.

· I BELIEVE in education.

· I believe that through education I will be able to make the greatest use of my skills, knowledge, and experience in order to become a contributing member of the health care team and of my community.

· I BELIEVE in myself.

· I BELIEVE that by using the knowledge and skills of my profession I will become more aware of myself. Through fulfilling these goals, I will become a more responsible citizen.

· I BELIEVE that each individual is important in his or her own right; therefore, I will treat each person with respect and love. To this end, I dedicate my training, my skills and myself to serve others through HOSA.

GOALS

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.