The current and projected shortage of healthcare professionals in North Dakota and across the nation is creating a critical demand for an increased healthcare workforce. A national shortage of 100,000 physicians and 800,000 nurses is projected by 2020.
HOSA-Future Healthcare Professionals (HOSA) is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education. It is the largest organization to serve students who plan to pursue a healthcare career. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people. The program emphasizes leadership development, motivation, and recognition for middle school, secondary, post-secondary, collegiate, and adult students enrolled in health science classes. The Minot High School HOSA chapter grew to 90 members for the 2017-18 school year, and includes 9th through 12th-grade students.
Trinity Health Foundation provided a grant to assist students from Minot High School’s HOSA chapter to attend and compete in the 2018 International Leadership Conference at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, June 27-30, in Dallas, Texas.