Synergy in Action: How Partnerships Power Allied Health Education | NHA

Imagine a world where finding a qualified healthcare professional feels like searching for a unicorn. That's the stark reality we face if we don't address the looming healthcare workforce shortage. By 2026, the U.S. healthcare workforce faces a gap of 3.2 milliondirect care professionals.

Solving this problem will require creativity and partnership as we’ve never seen before. But amidst this challenge, there's always hope. It shines in the classrooms of dedicated educators, in the innovative programs bridging the gapbetween education and careers, and in the unwavering commitment of trusted certification and learning solution providers like us, NHA.

Here are three ways that partnering with NHA will help you, your students and the healthcare industry as a whole.

  • February 1, 2024 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Healthcare Retention: Six Proven Strategies to Keep Your Best Talent & Improve Patient Outcomes

The healthcare industry is plagued by high turnover rates, which significantly affect both patient care and the operations of healthcare facilities. The emotionally taxing and demanding nature of healthcare jobs often drives professionals to seek other opportunities. High turnover also affects the morale of remaining staff, increases workload, and can lead to a decline in patient care quality.

  • January 17, 2024 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Navigating the Healthcare Workforce Shortage: A Strategic Blueprint for Employers

In the United States, the healthcare industry is confronted with the intricate issue of workforce shortages, but a collaborative network of employers, educators, and healthcare partners such as NHA are actively engaged in working towards a solution. According to a striking data point from Becker's Hospital Review, the U.S. could encounter a shortage of more than 3.2 million allied healthcare workers, such as medical assistants, home health aides, and nursing assistants, within the following five years. Demographic shifts and the retirement of seasoned professionals exacerbate this situation.  

  • November 6, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Allied Healthcare Employers Recognize the Value of NHA-Certified Job Corps Graduates

In the dynamic world of the healthcare landscape, the need to hire medical assistants and other professionals who are both skilled and certified transcends mere requirements; it's more than a goal; it's a strategic priority for Allied Health employers. Workforce development is more than just a buzzword; it's a critical component of the healthcare industry. It ensures that healthcare providers have access to skilled professionals who can deliver quality care to patients. Accredited Certifications, such as those offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), are vital in this process. They provide a standardized measure of competence and readiness, ensuring healthcare professionals have the necessary skills to excel in their roles. 

  • October 10, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Don't Gamble with Unaccredited Credentials: The Value of Accredited Certifications for CTE Health Science Programs

The healthcare industry is facing a shortage of qualified professionals, and employers are increasingly looking to CTE health science students to gain the certification needed to fill the employment pipeline. However, not all certifications are created equal.

  • September 1, 2023 |
  • Jessica Langley, Executive Director of Education + Advocacy

5 Reasons Employers Should Invest in NHA’s Healthcare Staffing Solutions

The healthcare industry continues to face a shortage of qualified providers. Hospital administrators have the unfathomably difficult job of maintaining sufficient healthcare staffing levels in a high-pressure environment with complex regulations and budget constraints. 

  • August 3, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

5 Ways NHA Medical Assistant Resources Can Elevate Your MA Program

As a dedicated educator, you understand the challenges of providing your medical assistant students the best education. Limited resources and ever-evolving industry demands can often make it challenging to meet the high standards set by the healthcare field.  

  • August 3, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Why NCCA Accreditation Matters in Choosing Your Medical Assistant Training Partner

The success of your Medical Assistant (MA) program depends on the quality of the learning solutions and certification partner. A reputable partner offering Nationally accredited certifications can have a profound impact on the program.  

  • July 28, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Two Great Options for Hiring and Upskilling Non-Certified Pharm Techs

The pharmacy technician shortage is a significant challenge facing the healthcare industry. It is putting a strain on pharmacists, pharmacy operations and patient care delivery.

  • July 27, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Four Trends in Medical Assisting

As a health sciences educator, you know how important it is to align your program with the latest industry trends and developments. By keeping up with industry advancements, you can provide the most relevant and up-to-date information to best prepare your students for their future as medical assistants. 

  • July 25, 2023 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Six Great Ways to Honor Your Pharmacy Technicians

National Pharm Tech Day is October 18  and it’s a perfect day to recognize a nd honor the hard work each pharmacy technician provides . But we know technicians work hard every day, so why not celebrate their dedication year - round? With so many new responsibilities and higher demand across the profession, it’s more important than ever to recognize   your technicians. Sincere appreciation goes a long way in increasing job satisfaction in a field where burnout has been high.
Here are a few ideas to recognize your pharmacy technicians.

1. Host an awards ceremony

Take some time over the lunch hour or host a special evening social hour to honor your technicians. Consider opportunities to award your technicians in fun and meaningful ways. Certificates like ‘Most Positive,’ ‘Hardest Worker,’ and ‘Most Detail Oriented’ can show your technicians you’re paying attention to their work. Looking for something super simple? Check out our certificate template here.

  • September 21, 2022 |
  • Casey Baker
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