Student health occupations conference held at Northeast

by amandab  12/16/2016 10:00:00 AM --  NORFOLK - High school and college students interested in healthcare visited the Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk recently to participate in a professional development experience.

A total of 125 high school and college students from approximately ten schools attended the 2016 HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association) Health Science Experience. Northeast’s Health Division sponsored the event.

“The partnership between Northeast and HOSA is one example of how Northeast supports K-12 student in Nebraska,” said Heather Claussen, director of Allied Health at Northeast. “This was an opportunity for Northeast faculty to teach not only about our programs, but also some basic health science skills that students will need in their future careers.”

HOSA is a high school and post-secondary student organization for students interested in healthcare. It exists to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students. The organization also develops 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.

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HOSA (Health Occupation and Student Association) State Vice President Elizabeth Gao, left, of Lincoln Southwest High School, participates in an activity with Northeast Community College physical therapy assistant student Jordan Alexander, Wayne, at the 2016 HOSA Health Science Experience. Sponsored by Northeast’s Health Division, the event drew 125 high school and college students from approximately 10 schools to the Northeast campus.  (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

  

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