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Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

How to read an NHA exam crosswalk

 

Healthcare practices change over time and we have to make sure NHA certification exams accurately test the most current and relevant tasks in each profession we serve. So, every few years NHA consults with a lot of healthcare experts, and conducts nationwide job analysis research to update or create a new test plan for a given exam.

Depending on the profession (medical assistant, phlebotomy, etc.), a test plan could change a little or a lot. Some professions are evolving rapidly and others are changing, but not as fast. That can make it hard to know at-a-glance the difference between a new and a previous test plan. That’s where the exam crosswalk comes in.

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Insider tips from paramedic expert Christopher Touzeau

The healthcare industry changes everyday, making continuing education vital to your success as an allied health professional. That’s why NHA requires Continuing Education (CE) credits to maintain certification. And when it comes to creating new educational content, we turn to some of the industry’s top experts — active leaders of the allied health community who are helping shape the future of healthcare.

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Insider tips from phlebotomy expert Wanda Chaney-Tardy

The healthcare industry changes everyday, making continuing education vital to your success as an allied health professional. That’s why NHA requires Continuing Education (CE) credits to maintain certification. And when it comes to creating new educational content, we turn to some of the industry’s top experts — active leaders of the allied health community who are helping shape the future of healthcare.

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Insider tips from respiratory care expert Amy Rausch

The healthcare industry changes everyday, making continuing education vital to your success as an allied health professional. That’s why NHA requires continuing education (CE) credits to maintain certification. And when it comes to creating new educational content, we turn to some of the industry’s top experts — active leaders of the allied health community who are helping shape the future of healthcare.

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How to read a test plan (the insider's study secret)

Does your upcoming certification exam feel like a mystery? Wondering what’s going to be on it?

Enter, the NHA certification exam test plan.

There is a different test plan for each of NHA’s certification exams available for trainers and instructors to use preparing their students and for exam candidates.

The test plan is used as the guide for creating the exam, as well as building the content in NHA study guides and practice tests* and while it won’t teach you what you need to know to pass the test it can be a helpful free resource for planning your studying – but how do you read one?

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How do I get a healthcare job without experience?

 

A question that comes up often for anyone completing their education or transitioning to a new allied health career is how to get that FIRST job.

Even though there is no “one right way” to land that first job, we’ve pulled together some strategies and actions you can take to demonstrate that you’re the right fit for the job you’re applying for.

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Mapping the stops on your certification journey

 
Being #NHAcertified is an accomplishment that reflects your dedication to your career success. It shows you value having access to the most up-to-date industry information. And a current up-to-date credentials demonstrates to your employer (or future employer) that you've been keeping up with your continuing education. 
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3 real allied healthcare professionals share what they love about their career

Wondering what it’s like to be a certified allied healthcare professional? We asked Nicole (CPT), Rachel (CMAA), and Adelaide (CCMA), why they chose to earn, and maintain their certification.

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8 top allied healthcare industry news stories to keep you informed

The health care industry changes fast. New regulations, big announcements, mergers, best-practices – it is all hard to keep up with. Don’t worry, we have a round up of the top breaking stories in allied healthcare. Get up-to-date on the industry’s most relevant news.

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How do I renew my NHA certification?

Wondering if you should renew your NHA certification? Already know why it's important, but a little lost on how? We got your back! You can keep your certification current in these quick steps.

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