Month: August 2018

NCHSE Unveils A Unique Opportunity at the HOSA 2018 ILC

“The NCHSE lab at HOSA ILC was a great chance for me to test and showcase my knowledge. In the future, I hope to enter the field of medicine and I believe my certificates can help me stand out as a candidate when seeking out related health science activities.”

~ Yinhang Qin


During the 2018 HOSA–Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference (ILC), student delegates were offered a unique opportunity to test their knowledge of a variety of health science topics while also earning industry-recognized certificates. The National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) partnered with National Geographic Learning|Cengage and Precision Exams to provide the first ever NCHSE Health Science Certificate Lab.  Nearly 250 students participated in this complimentary lab. Combined HOSA members took over 435 different exams over this three-day event. Exam topics ranged from Medical Terminology to Biotechnology and included the National Health Science Assessment (NHSA). Certificates earned highlighted their individual knowledge of specific knowledge and skills which have been validated by higher education, industry professionals, and employers.  Prior to taking the exams, students had an opportunity access Cengage’s DHO MindTap course for study materials associated the NHSA study primer. When surveyed, students believed their health science courses helped prepare them adequately for success on these related assessments.

“The certification lab was incredibly helpful in providing a visual of where I stand amongst a national standard. The overall experience was very useful, and the certification is definitely something that is beneficial. It gives me the ability to showcase my knowledge and aptitude within a specific subject.”  

~ Abhijith N.


Based on this fantastic turnout, NCHSE and its partners anticipate more opportunities like the 2018 Health Science Certificate Lab in the future. For more information, about the National Health Science Assessment or the National Consortium for Health Science Education and their partners, visit


The NCHSE Health Science Certificate Lab was filled to capacity during its three-day run at the 2018 HOSA–Future Health Professionals International Leadership Conference, June 27-30, Dallas, Texas. Student delegates had opportunities to test their knowledge of a large variety of health science topics.

NCHSE has launched the Health Science Educators Association

NCHSE has launched the Health Science Educators Association, a collaboration to support health science teachers. Member benefits will be provide direct contact to classroom teachers reinforcing the use of the National Health Health Standards, offering professional development, and delivering classroom resources. This membership will be especially be helpful for those teachers who would like discounted resources, but their state may not be a member of the consortium.

Finally, this association is NOT intended to replace our advocacy partner, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Health Science Education Division. The mission is to help classroom teachers with resources and an avenue to communicate with teachers from across the nation, sharing best practices and concerns.

If teachers wish to join, they can SCAN the QR code in the bottom right hand corner of the flyer or click here for the registration form.