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We Help You Build, Enhance, and Grow Successful Health Science Programs

The National Consortium for Health Science Education is a national partnership of individuals and organizations with a vested interest in health science education and providing the highest quality healthcare possible. The consortium was organized in 1991 to stimulate creative and innovative leadership for ensuring a well-prepared healthcare workforce. Together, we shape the future healthcare workforce.

Our Story

Driven by high cost, rapid technological changes, increased demand for health services, and dramatic employment growth in the healthcare community, a variety of studies, proposals, and legislative initiatives continue to emerge. Each of these studies, proposals, and initiatives has an impact on health science education programs nationwide that prepare healthcare employee candidates.

Formation of the consortium followed numerous discussions among health careers educators from several key states. The group recognized the critical need to reduce duplication and fragmentation of healthcare educational efforts and to position the educational system to meet the human resource demands of the healthcare industry. At the initial charter meeting, the mission, purpose, and goals were formulated. These statements of intent formed the basis for futuristic planning necessary for maintaining programs that are consistent with the human resource needs of the healthcare industry, responding to changing demographics of the nation, and providing for global recognition of the highest quality healthcare available.

The National Consortium for Health Science Education is an incorporated, non-profit organization and has a 501(c)(3)tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.

Our Goals

Define and advance the framework of health science education.

Respond to the needs of health science education and the healthcare industry.

Connect with all stakeholders affecting and contributing to health science education.

Become an industry leader shaping the future healthcare workforce.

Our Membership Makeup

The National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) is a membership organization composed of those who support the mission, purpose, and goals of the consortium. Representation on the current board of directors is a contingency of local education agencies, state education agencies, postsecondary education representatives, professional associations, healthcare partners, publishing companies, and others who create health science education curriculum and products.

Access Exclusive Member Resources

As a member of NCHSE, you have access to exclusive members-only resources, trainings, and events, including content from our National Health Science Conference. Join the hundreds of educators, industry members, and publishers and help shape the future of healthcare.

Give Your Students the Opportunity to Earn An Industry-Recognized Certificate

The National Health Science Assessment is a validated, knowledge-based test designed to evaluate the extent of the candidate’s knowledge of the National Health Science Standards and Objectives. Upon successful passing of the test, your student is awarded a certificate of proficiency on the health science standards.

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