Who is NCHSE?

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NCHSE collaboratively defines and advances the framework of health science education.

The mission of NCHSE is to provide leadership and professional development for Health Science Education through collaboration among education, healthcare industry, policy makers and professional organizations.


  • Networking and Collaboration
  • Career Development
  • Health Science Framework
  • Standards for Quality
  • Education for Future Healthcare Professionals
View the NCHSE Fact Sheet (details the benefits of membership) 


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Enhanced National Health Science Standards Unveiled in May 2015
The National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) often heard from classroom teachers that the National Healthcare Foundation Standards were generic and vague.  The standards and accountability criteria were written in such a way that left room for guessing what should be taught to meet each standard.  Teachers spoke out and we listened!

Through a recent collaborative meeting with Precision Exams, provider of the National Health Science Assessment, members of NCHSE Executive Committee worked to enhance and clarify the standards and  accountability criteria without changing the intent of the standards. The term "accountability criteria" has been removed. This content will now be referred to as objectives providing more detail under each standard. 
The guiding principle of this work: if these standards were reviewed by to a classroom teacher or a health science student would they know what to teach or what they were expected to learn? Attention was given to keep the outline and numbering intact to reduce impacts on state curriculums aligned to the national standards. The National Health Science Assessment for 2016 will reflect the enhanced standards in new test items. 
Finally the standards have been renamed to reflect what they truly are the National Health Science Standards. Please share with all stakeholders who have a vested interest in preparing the health workforce of the future. Certainly advisory committees and human resource professionals should see the standards and understand the excellent preparation work that is occurring in secondary health science education programs across the nation. We hope you find these enhanced standards useful and they will provide more meaning for teachers and accountability for students. May 20, 2015

New NCHSE Fact Sheet Released in April 2015
NCHSE is pleased to announce the latest edition of the NCHSE Fact Sheet.  After several months of revisions and edits, we are delighted to share with you here

We hope you find the fresh new fact sheet informative and helpful to you in learning more about NCHSE. When there are opportunities to share more about our organization with state education agencies, health-related partners, postsecondary and secondary educators. policy makers, publishers and others interested in strengthening and supporting work within the health science career cluster/program of study, feel free to use the NCHSE Fact Sheet.

DON'T MISS the FREE colorful healthcare career pathway posters and the FREE activities for Elementary students - available here.


2015 National Leadership Conference of HOSA-Future Health Professionals

The 2015 National Leadership Conference of HOSA–Future Health Professionals is an opportunity for the National Consortium for Health Science Education to experience the energy and enthusiasm of
over 8,000 HOSA members and advisors.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2014 Conference Results

The 2014 Health Science Curriculum Conference Provides Strategies for Success!
Read about conference results and view resources...

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

NCHSE New Years Promo

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Publisher's Spotlight

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Jim Walsh

Essential Skills for Health Career Success from Goodheart-Willcox strengthens the basic academic skills such as reading, writing, science, and math that students need for a successful career in healthcare. Used for a stand-alone course or as a supplement, this text is ideal for students who need a basic skills boot camp and for students enrolled in bridge courses. In addition to basic skill development, the text provides an overview to the healthcare industry; critical safety and infection control procedures; and legal and ethical considerations. Students are also introduced to basic medical terminology and the body systems that they will study in more detailed A&P courses at a later date. As an added plus, chapters on study skills and employability skills increase students' likelihood for success in the classroom and in the workplace.

- Real-life scenarios form the basis of practice problems that enhance student math, writing, and reading skills.
- Self-assessment opportunities allow students to gauge their skill level to determine which skills need further practice.
- Companion and mobile websites provide a variety of interactive activities to supplement the text and allow students to study on the go.

Instructors: to learn more or to request a review copy, visit www.g-w.com/essential-skills-health-career-success-2015.

Other titles available include Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics.

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