Overcoming Stigmas: Tips for Male Nurses

This article, provided by Nurse Journal, offers guidance for men who are considering careers in nursing, as well as tips on how to overcome stereotypes associated with men in the profession.

Despite the growing number of men entering the profession, nursing remains a female-dominated field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), only about 10% of registered nurses in 2013 were male.

2021 Winter eMagazine

HOSA is pleased to share the 2021 Winter eMagazine. We want to thank the states and chapters that contributed articles and photos for this edition. 
We also want to encourage you to continue to submit articles and photos for future editions. If you have questions about submitting content please contact

Click here to view the 2021 Winter eMagazine.


Here 4 U: Peer Support

Young adults experienced a year unlike any other in 2020. And as we begin a new year, the pandemic continues to disrupt their daily lives – making them feel emotionally drained and overwhelmed.

We want them to know they’re not alone, especially leading up to Valentine’s Day – a day that celebrates love and connection. However, young adults may not be feeling all that connected to their loved ones right now. We want them to know it’s okay if they feel this way.

100-Day Masking Challenge

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order requiring masks to be worn on federal property. With this order, the President also issued a challenge to the American people: 100 days of wearing masks. As future health professionals, HOSA has decided to take on the challenge! 

2021 HOSA, Inc. Board Officers Elected

The HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors announces the election results of its 2021 Board Officers which includes three alumni members:  The HOSA Board of Directors conducted its annual election virtually on Saturday, January 9 and elected Dana Stringer (AL State Advisor), 2021 Chairman; Jim Scott (OH State Advisor), Chair-Elect; and Sarah Sexton Walters (Alumnus and Health Care Industry Representative), Board Secretary.

The Nation's Doctor to America and to HOSA Members:


At the recent Virtual 2020 AMSUS Conference held on December 7, the U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome M.

HOSA Participates in the 2020 Virtual ACTE Career Tech VISION Conference

Utah HOSA State Advisor and Timpview High School Local Advisor, Denise Abbott, receives ACTE’s Health Science Division Outstanding Career and Technical Educator of the Year.  As a HOSA alumna, advisor, State Advisor, former HOSA Board Chair and health science educator for 34 years, Denise has been a wonderful advocate for the health science education/HOSA partnership and is most deserving of this award.  Congratulations, Denise!

Tallo Ping

TALLO PING is a mobile platform that creates the experience of a virtual college or career fair with mutual matching between talent and talent-seekers.  Connect based on shared interests and qualifications, get the conversations started, and fill your talent pipeline.

Tallo Upcoming Ping Events

SC Tech Statewide Career Fair

December 8, 2020 – 8 AM to 8 PM EST |This fair is open to anyone searching for a job in the Tech field and is exclusively for Tech Companies in South Carolina.



HOSA-Future Health Professionals is excited to announce a new partnership with GEICO! HOSA Alumni, Advisors, and members are eligible for a BIG discount for their auto insurance. 
Be sure to check to see how much money you could save with HOSA's special discount!

HOSA Global Leadership Academy!

During the past eight weeks, 259 State Officers representing 43 chartered associations participated in four leadership sessions led by the 2020-2021 Executive Council under the leadership of President Jake Kelley.  Mark Burley served as the Director of Leadership; Jeff Koeninger, the Global Leadership Academy Director; and Bobby Crandall, the Director of Technology.  We thank the 2020-2021 State Officers for being a part of this unique leadership program during this COVID year.

Federal Health: A Global Vision Beginning in Your Community

Are you interested in a career in Public Health?  Would you like an opportunity to learn and collaborate with health professionals focused on advancing federal, public, and global health?  If so, this is an unbelievable opportunity you will not want to miss.  

How to Best Experience Health Professions Week 2020

Take our advice and make sure you are registered for the largest virtual career exploration event of its kind.  “See” you at Health Professions Week, November 14-19, 2020!

HOSA's Partnership with IWGYP

HOSA-Future Health Professionals was honored to be recently recognized by the Interagency Working Group

China HOSA's First National Leadership Conference

China HOSA, the first chartered association of HOSA-Future Health Professionals in Asia, conducted its first annual National Leadership Conference (NLC) on August 8-9, 2020 in Shanghai. Over 460 members, advisors, judges, family, and guests gathered at Chateau Star River Hotel to compete, learn, network, and celebrate China HOSA’s first National Leadership Conference. Delegates were able to take advantage of two exciting general sessions, 13 competitive events, nine educational symposiums, exhibits from companies, hospitals and nonprofit organizations, and dynamic social events!

Impact of COVID-19 Study

The Massachusetts HOSA State Advisor, Dr. Jaime Vallejos, along with researchers at Worcester State University, are conducting a study looking at the impact of COVID-19 and social distancing on education and well-being.
Please consider participating in this vitally important brief survey? Click on the following link to access the survey.


Virtual Student Federal Service

Virtual Student Federal Service Youth Programs | Internships 


All about VSFS

Are you a student looking for a way to make a real difference in the work of your government, while also gaining job experience and connections?

2020 Virtual ILC Conference Highlights

HOSA-Future Health Professionals conducted the 43rd annual Virtual International Leadership Conference (VILC) with 7,300 members, advisors, judges and guests on June 24-27, 2020.  HOSA was represented by 51 chartered associations including  a judge from London and competitors from Canada and China!

2020-2021 HOSA Executive Council

HOSA-Future Health Professionals is proud to announce the HOSA's voting delegates selected the 2020-2021 Executive Council during the 2020 Virtual International Leadership Conference on Friday, June 26 at the 2020 Business Session.

Those elected to serve are:


Executive Council Candidate Interview Schedule

Congratulations to the following Executive Council Applicants who will take part in the Executive Council Candidate Interviews tomorrow.
Learn more about the Executive Council Applicants at
All interviews are listed as CDT.
10:00 AM        Christopher Aspiras
10:12 AM        Aaron Castillo
10:24 AM        Maren Dawson
10:36 AM        Landyn Ford
10:48 AM        Emily Hathcock
11:00 AM        Noel Michel

2020 Goodheart-Willcox Outstanding Service Award

The Goodheart-Willcox Outstanding Service Awards recognize three local HOSA chapter advisors, one from each HOSA region who have made exceptional contributions of local, regional, state and national significance to the promotion, development, and progress of HOSA-Future Health Professionals.