WV HOSA is a student organization composed of over 1400 members, sponsored by secondary Health Science Education, approved by the West Virginia Board of Education, and endorsed by the United States Department of Education. It is a chartered affiliate of National HOSA, a 140,000 member organization. WV HOSA includes two divisions: the secondary (high schools) division and the postsecondary/collegiate division. Over ninety five percent of the high school members pursue further education in health and medical careers. 2011 will see the first ever Middle School HOSA organization formed as Winfield and Milton Middle schools pilot.
I BELIEVE in the health care profession.
I BELIEVE in the profession for which I am being trained and in the opportunities, which 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 helath care team 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 wach individual is omportant 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 Health Occupations Students of America.
"To enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health occupations students; therefore, helping the students to meet the needs of the health care community."
HOSA and the Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps have selected the HOSA internship participants for the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) for summer 2012. WV HOSA is proud to announce that HSE instructor/HOSA Advisor, Paula Holstein, from Boone Career & Technical Center has been chosen for this honor. The 2012 OSG-HOSA Internship is designed to afford HOSA members, alumni and advisors the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, refine professional capabilities and increase their awareness of the infrastructure, operations and responsibilities of the OSG and the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.