Care + Career

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

      Celebrating Allied Health Professionals With Voices From the Frontline

      Allied Health Week is a time to celebrate and acknowledge the dedicated efforts of the thousands of healthcare professionals who work diligently to ensure the well-being of patients. From medical assistants, phlebotomists, EHR and pharmacy technicians to medical administrative assistants, billing and coding specialists, EKG technicians, and patient care technicians, these individuals play a pivotal role in the delivery of quality healthcare.

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      Certified Success: NHA Alumni Share How Being #NHACertified Has Empowered Their Futures

      Certification is more than a piece of paper. It's the beginning of a better future — one where you feel empowered to make a difference, not only in your life, but also in the lives of others.
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      Health Science Program Offers the Opportunity to Experience Healthcare in High School

       Article originally featured in access™ 2018, volume II

      Contributors: Beth Brown, CTE Advisor
      Masud Shamsid-Deen, Executive Director of CTE

      Hospital Partnership Propels Success

      Career & Technical Education (CTE) in high schools is gaining momentum, and it’s easy to see why. It’s been proven to reduce dropout rates, increase graduation rates and even increase the likelihood of graduates going on to further their education after high school.*

      Plus, the demand for healthcare continues to rise. Getting students career-ready earlier can help students gain employment upon graduation. And if they want to further their education, that job not only can help support their tuition, but can also give them real-world healthcare experience to help them on their career journey.

      There’s no arguing that CTE works, and that health science in high schools is needed. But what makes a health science program successful?

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      CTE Program Offers a Holistic Approach to Career and College Readiness


      Article originally featured in access™ 2018, volume II

      Contributor: Collie Wells, Interim Deputy State Superintendent of Education, Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Division 

      When the Alabama Department of Education set out to improve their CTE programming, they started with research, gaining insights from business and industry to determine what employers are looking for or lacking in potential candidates.

      “We want to make sure that students who exit secondary career tech programs are actually prepared with skills that are going to help them get employed,” says Collie Wells, Interim Deputy State Superintendent of Education, Career and Technical Education/Workforce Development Division. “We started having lots of conversations with business and industry throughout the state to find out, ‘What do you really need from potential employees? What are you missing? What are they lacking?’”

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      This Bilingual Medical Assisting Program is Setting a New Standard


      Article originally featured in access™ 2018, volume II

      Contributors: Robert Curran, D.C.,

      Hannah Weinstock, Executive Director Workforce Development
      Division of Adult and Continuing Education, LaGuardia Community College

      The wild success of a new program piloted by LaGuardia Community College and its partners — NYC Department of Small Business Services and the Washington Heights Workforce1 Career Center — is catching the attention of employers, students and medical assistant education programs throughout the country.

      A total of 40 immigrant New Yorkers graduated from LaGuardia’s first English Language Learners Medical Assistant Training Program* with an astounding 100% pass rate on not just one, but three NHA exams — for medical assisting, phlebotomy and EKG.

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      CTE success story: from high school to working collegian

      February is CTE Month®, a time to bring recognition and awareness to the impact Career and Technical Education has on the lives of so many hospitals, patients, teachers and students, like Omar.

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      CTE Month®: Celebrating educators for helping their students THRIVE

      February is CTE (Career and Technical Education) Month®, a time to celebrate the achievements of CTE professionals and programs throughout the country.

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      Get inspired with #NHAcertified professionals on Instagram

      Are you one of the 700 million Instagram users? Well, so are we!

      Introducing the new NHA Instagram account: @IamNHAcertified, dedicated to sharing real stories from NHA certified professionals.

      People like Gerri Henry, CCMA:

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      Celebrating CTE Success

      During CTE, Career and Technical Education, awareness month we are sharing some of the exciting successes that #NHAcertified students and professionals have had during and after their CTE run program.

      From a college student making waves to a woman who changed her life with the help of friends and educators, get ready to be inspired by three incredible stories of certified success!

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