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      8 updates from September you need to know about

      Posted by Jessica Langley on September 2017

      September was a month focused on higher education and the shift in for-profit to non-profit realignment, the need for flexibility and to be directly aligned with employer-defined skills.

      Academic institutions must recognize a gap in the development of students’ critical thinking. To combat this, educators can take on the role of coach or mentor who can assist students in understanding how to successfully evaluate and process information.

      There are also critical shifts happening within the healthcare sector. Teleheath and the use of technology is finding its way in as a valuable tool in many areas. Read more below on September’s most relevant healthcare news impacting our partners as well as the professions we serve.  


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      Advocacy and more -   a look at August's industry trends

      Posted by Jessica Langley on August 2017

      For NHA, August was all about advocating for better futures. NHA had the opportunity to take part in some major industry conferences and panels, each centering around creating advocacy for allied health certification. Read on and discover what we heard at these summer meetings, plus more updates on what’s happening within the healthcare industry.

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      What We Heard at the 2017 NACDS Total Store Expo

      Posted by Jessica Langley on August 2017

      NHA was honored to not only attend, but to participate in multiple industry panel discussions at this summer’s Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) sesssion and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Total Store Expo. Both conferences focused on current pharmacy technician workforce topics and the role they play in optimizing care within the pharmacy profession. 

      It is well understood within the industry that pharmacy technicians have long been critical members of the pharmacy team. Technician education, certification, and registration have been a key point in pharmacy policy for the last decade or longer. Additionally, as pharmacists’ roles have evolved to include more clinical activities, there has been an increasing emphasis on utilizing pharmacy technicians to ease workflow challenges.

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      5 industry updates you don't want to miss

      Posted by Jessica Langley on July 2017

      July’s industry trends are all about collaboration - whether it be industry stakeholders promoting workforce development initiatives or educators and employers working together toward a common goal. These July updates illustrate numerous examples of valuable allied health partnerships.

      Whether you want to enhance current relationships or secure new partnerships, being in-the-know about the industry’s most relevant news provides you (and others) with access to the relevant information that is shaping the future of healthcare.

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      6 key regulatory updates you need to know about

      Posted by Jessica Langley on June 2017

      June was a busy month for the healthcare education industry. Many key themes focused on challenging educational institutions and businesses to think more creatively about experientallearning and the concept of apprenticeships. It’s challenging to keep up with regulatory updates, announcements, mergers, best practices, so we’ve made it more simple for you.  

      Here is a collection of the top stories in allied health for the past month. Providing fast access to key industry updates and empowering individuals with this information is meaningful to the work we do here at NHA.

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      NHA recognized by The American Legion to help improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace

      Posted by Jessica Langley on June 2017


      Today National Healthcareer Association (NHA) will be represented at the Military to Healthcare Credentialing Roundtable convened by The American Legion to address the employment challenges currently facing America’s service members and veterans in healthcare. This selective group will collaborate with other key stakeholders, such as representatives from each military branch and the Credential Engine, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve transparency in the credentialing marketplace, to discuss the unique challenges veterans face when it comes to credential attainment.

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      National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Publishes access™, a First-Ever State of Allied Health Industry Publication

      Posted by Jeremy Sasser on April 2017

      Access™ reports on proprietary research and forward-looking insights from subject matter experts in allied health industry

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      National Healthcareer Association and NOCTI Sign Marketing Agreement

      Posted by Jeremy Sasser on November 2016


      Big Rapids, MI (July 15, 2016) National Healthcareer Association (NHA), an organization committed to elevating the quality of patient care through certification and NOCTI, the leader in creating customized and standardized credentialing solutions for secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs, have entered in to a collaborative agreement. This collaboration will focus on outreach to each organization’s community in an effort to provide resources, support, and recognition for educators and students.

      “We believe this collaboration will benefit students in their healthcare career path,” said John C. Foster, Ph.D., president and CEO of NOCTI.

      NOCTI commends NHA's mission of improving healthcare through education and certification, leading to access to better care, better careers and better efficiency for providers and their patients. In turn, NHA values NOCTI’s dedication to building a competent workforce through connecting educational systems to emerging workforce needs.

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