Member Learning Opportunities
Here you will find educational online and in-person opportunities available to HOSA members to expand your health profession knowledge and training, and enhance your personal development. Engage beyond HOSA activities to learn from many different types of health care professions and skills from our partnering organizations! See the listing of options below.
Disclaimer: Any opportunities or links provided are for informational purposes only and are not sponsored by Wisconsin HOSA.
AGING SERVICES PATHWAY AT NORTHWOOD TECH
Have you heard of Start College Now opportunities? If not, speak to your school counselor and see what post-secondary and college credit programs you can get started now in high school.
At Northwood Technical College, all Gerontology program courses can be done virtually and fits well into opportunities for health science students to begin taking a course or complete an entire career pathway certificate under the Start College Now framework.
As a future health professional, learn about the aging population and gain skills to advance you in your field of interest.
For more information on the Northwood Technical College Gerontology Program and courses, click on this LINK to access the flyer!
RESPITE CARE PROVIDER TRAINING (RCPT)
The Respite Care Provider Training (RCPT) is designed for people interested in providing respite care to individuals with varying disabilities and ages across the lifespan. It is an entry-level training program suitable for individuals who have never provided respite before and individuals who are currently respite providers. Learners can work at their own pace to complete the ten required online courses, stopping and starting as needed. There is no cost for the courses in this program.
Upon completing the RCAW Respite Care Provider Training, learners will earn a certificate of completion of 7 hours. They will also be offered the opportunity to be added to the Wisconsin Respite Care Registry, available to primary caregivers to search for Respite Care Providers in their community.
This FREE registry connects those needing respite care with respite care providers. Direct care professionals or providers can sign up to be found as a respite care provider and find meaningful caregiver jobs, and primary caregivers can search this database for in-home or agency-based respite care providers that most closely meets their needs.
AMERICAN MEDICAL PATHWAYS HONORS PROGRAM
Discover your healthcare career path! AMP is a supportive digital community designed around healthcare career discovery, mentorship, and networking. If you can benefit from and contribute to this one-of-a-kind community, please join us. For more information, you can find us at https://amphonors.com
WISCAREGIVER CAREERS 2.0
WisCaregiver Careers 2.0 offers free CNA training and up to 3 attempts at the certification exam. We are employment-first, so those interested will have to work with one of our participating nursing home employers to be eligible. We would be happy to reach out to any nursing home they have in mind that is not listed on our website.
Our website is https://wiscaregivercna.com/find/, and you can register/look for facilities there.
Are you interested in starting your health care journey?
WISCONSIN EMS ASSOCATION STUDENT DAY
The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) will be hosting its 2nd Annual EMS Student Day in Green Bay on January 31, and registration is now open!
This event is specifically designed for Wisconsin high school students interested in exploring careers in emergency medical services, as well as those already participating in EMS Explorer/Cadet programs. This day is also open to middle school students; however, middle school students must be accompanied by a chaperone, and both the chaperone and student must register.
The day's topics include hands-on training in critical skills such as Seizure First Aid, Stop the Bleed techniques, Epi-Pen Administration, Toxicology, and Airway Management.
The cost is $40 per participant, which covers a full day of invaluable lessons, access to our must-see Expo Hall, and lunch. If you represent a department or school and are interested in sponsoring a group of students, please contact WEMSA directly.
For more information and to secure your spot, visit www.WEMSAExpo.com/student-day.