Episode 15: 2020 Pharmacy Technician of the Year

In this episode, Jeremy and Jessica talk with Paul Sabatini, M.Ed, CPhT, FCSHP.  Paul has worked in the pharmacy profession for 30 years.  Most recently, he was recognized by the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and NHA as the recipient of the 2020 Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award.

  • April 6, 2021 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Episode 14: COVID-19 Vaccination Curriculum

In this episode of OnScript, Jeremy and Jessica have Jim Palatine, RPH, MBA, President of Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTce), as a guest to discuss continuing education and advanced training offerings for pharmacy technicians and what they have on the horizon for 2021. 

  • March 22, 2021 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Communication: An Essential Skill for Pharmacy Technicians

Good communication is perhaps more important in healthcare than in any other field. Quality care only happens when providers, clinicians and pharmacies all communicate clearly and effectively with the patient, with other healthcare providers and, most importantly, within their own teams.

  • March 9, 2021 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Good News for CTE Programs: A Big Nod from Capitol Hill

It’s a new year, with a new federal administration, with a renewed focus on Career & Technical Education (CTE).

  • February 20, 2021 |
  • Jessica Langley, Executive Director of Education + Advocacy

Increasing Resiliency: The Role of Self-Care

A year ago, no one would have ever believed that 2020 would have turned out to be one of the most devastating years on record. Amidst the most destructive hurricane season ever, ravaging wildfires and a world-wide pandemic, frontline workers – first responders and healthcare professionals - have been the most heavily impacted by the environment and its vices over the past 12 months. Appropriately, the topic of self-care for healthcare workers has grown in popularity, but unfortunately, many healthcare workers find themselves with barely enough time to breathe, much less breathe deeply.

  • January 15, 2021 |
  • Jessica Langley

Engaged + Informed: Keeping Students in it for the Long Run

In today’s world, many educators find themselves staring into the face of a computer screen rather than into the faces of their students. Determining whether your students are indeed present in class has become much more complicated as eye contact and body language can no longer serve as clues to a student’s level of attention, much less student’s engagement.  

  • November 24, 2020 |
  • Erin Venable

Episode 13: Coalition for the Advancement of Pharmacy Technician Practice



2020 has been a challenging year for everyone but especially for healthcare workers on the front lines. Due to this, it’s important, now more than ever, that pharmacy technicians practice at the very top of their license. While boards of pharmacy have traditionally limited pharmacy technician practice from performing such tasks like final product verification, administering immunizations to patients, or performing CLIA-waived point of care testing, more and more states are undergoing the process of reviewing, discussing, and in some cases, changing their rules to permit properly trained technicians to perform these and other tasks.

To further seize on this trend, NHA has spearheaded an initiative to bring together representatives from some of the biggest pharmacy organizations in the industry.  The initiative, The Coalition for the Advancement of Pharmacy Technician Practice, aims to work together to stay up to date with current state boards of pharmacy that are discussing this very important topic and to engage other state boards of pharmacy to consider broadening pharmacy technician scope of practice.

By bringing together retail pharmacy  giants like Albertsons Companies, Walmart, Kroger and Walgreens, along with state pharmacy associations, pharmacy academicians, and organizations such as the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council, the coalition’s collective voice and singular mission is to further expedite the spread of states allowing pharmacy technicians to do more.  This support from the industry will be key to continuing to elevate the pharmacy profession across the nation.

  • October 20, 2020 |
  • Jeremy Sasser

Episode 12: What is Trending in Canadian Pharmacy Technician Practice



Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a pharmacy technician in Canada? We've got you covered. Don’t miss this information packed episode that provides insights into pharmacy practices outside of the US. 

  • September 10, 2020 |
  • Jeremy Sasser

3 Ways NHA P360 Vitals™ Can Help You Build Smarter Study Sessions

NHA P360 Vitals™ could be the secret sauce for remediation planning in remote and hybrid learning environments. If you are using NHA online exam preparation materials as part of your instruction— you already have access! Its powerful analytics allow you to see inside the study habits and comprehension levels of your class, at both the cohort and individual level.

Think of this tool as your assistant coach for the classroom. Based on data gathered from the many quizzes and activities inside the study materials, P360 Vitals will help you group students of similar skill or comprehension levels and then makes data-backed recommendations on what content areas they should focus on. 

  • September 7, 2020 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Why Self-Management Skills Are Vital for Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians are an indispensable part of the pharmacy team. Without them, pharmacists would be overwhelmed and business would slow to a crawl. An overworked pharmacist is not only more likely to get burned out, but also to commit medication errors that can put patients at serious risk.

  • August 27, 2020 |
  • National Healthcareer Association

Building Communication Skills Through Virtual Simulation 

Join us for a free webinar to hear from an educator who relied on NHA’s virtual simulation product solutions as programs moved on-line. See a demo of PersonAbility™  and Principles of Health Coaching™ along with implementation tools. We have the resources in this unpredictable time that can help flex your plan, whether your programs are on-line, in the classroom or a combination.

  • August 5, 2020 |
  • Meg Sutton



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