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Sprague HOSA

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What is HOSA?

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is a professional student organization and a powerful instructional tool that provides students the opportunity to gain skills in personal management, problem solving, communication, teamwork, employment foundations and career development outside of the classroom as they prepare to pursue careers in health care.

The purpose of HOSA 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. 

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How do I join HOSA?

Becoming a HOSA member is simple:

  1. Complete the Sprague HOSA Member Registration Form.
  2. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO COMPETE, submit your payment of $20 to the bookkeeper and then show the advisor your receipt of payment. Scholarships are available! Talk to an advisor.
  3. Regularly check your email or the website to stay informed.
  4. Attend meetings!

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WHO ARE WE?

We are a group of students who are committed to developing leadership, communication, knowledge and professional skills that will enable them to become successful members of the health care field.

CORE VALUES

We value learning. We are committed to learning and becoming respected, knowledgeable and skilled health professionals.  We will respect the experiences and contributions of our teachers, peers and patients and seek to learn from them.

We value leadership. We will serve as role models in our academic program, profession and community. We will be ethical, accountable and trustworthy.  We will use our influence to empower others to strive for excellence.
         
We value service. We are dedicated to serving others with compassion. We believe that individuals are important, and we will treat everyone with respect and care.

We value innovation. We are dedicated to enriching the lives of others. We will continuously seek the knowledge and skills to address challenges and improve the health profession.

CHAPTER GOALS

The goals of Sprague's HOSA programs include:

  • 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 and promote career opportunities in health care.
  • 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.