Who is NCHSE?

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NCHSE collaboratively defines and advances the framework of health science education.

The mission of NCHSE is to provide leadership and professional development for Health Science Education through collaboration among education, healthcare industry, policy makers and professional organizations.


  • Networking and Collaboration
  • Career Development
  • Health Science Framework
  • Standards for Quality
  • Education for Future Healthcare Professionals
View the NCHSE Fact Sheet (details the benefits of membership) 

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We're back in the saddle again!  Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year and on that note, a quick update regarding the National Health Science Assessment:
The National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) is proud to announce that Precision Exams delivered a total of 22,178 assessment exams of which 2,697 were Pre-Assessment, 1,877 Post exams; 17,604 single exams (no pre/post exam arrangement) which equals a total of 19,481 post/single exams.  Over twenty-five (25) states and 562 schools participated in the National Health Science Assessment.  As the school year gets underway, this update serves as a reminder to register early this year for the National Health Science Assessment.

National Health Science Curriculum Conference:  Denver, Colorado on October 15-17, 2014 (PLEASE NOTE LODGING AT CONFERENCE SITE IS FULL - - SEE LINK BELOW)
See the Conference Brochure,  the tentative program with session topics, a template approval letter for teachers, leisure time activites in Denver, and much more.    Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are also available.  Check out all conference information by clicking here.

National Health Science Assessment Highlighted in Techniques

The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) publishes Techniques, an award-winning magazine, eight times a year, that brings all members news about legislation affecting career and technical education, in-depth features on issues and programs, profiles of educators and other newsmakers, notices of new products, ACTE events and more. In two recent editions, Techniques featured two articles about the National Health Science Assessment, the premier end-of-program assessment offered by the National Consortium for Health Science Education. 

Student Success, Step by Step - The National Health Science Assessment measures student mastery of basic skills and knowledge that workers in all aspects of the health industry need to know. This article offers a step-by-step strategy recommended for achieving student success. (September 2013)


Using Tests to Improve Student Achievement -  At the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center, teacher Amy Dore is using an innovative method to ensure students in her Health Technology/Medical Science class are prepared to pass the National Health Science Assessment. (February 2014)

DON'T MISS the FREE colorful healthcare career pathway posters and the FREE activities for Elementary students - available here.


NCHSE Board Update Summary May 2014

Read about Board proceedings on the May 2014 conference call

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NCHSE Annual Board Meeting Summary

The National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) Board of Directors held the 2014 Annual Board meeting in sunny Santa Barbara, California, January 29-30.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Data Standards for Workforce Credentials

A newly formed coalition of 20 states is trying to create joint data standards and data sharing agreements for non-degree credentials, like industry certifications. While demand is high for these credentials, data is scarce on whether students are able to meet industry-specified competencies.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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Publisher's Spotlight

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Jim Walsh

Essential Skills for Health Career Success from Goodheart-Willcox strengthens the basic academic skills such as reading, writing, science, and math that students need for a successful career in healthcare. Used for a stand-alone course or as a supplement, this text is ideal for students who need a basic skills boot camp and for students enrolled in bridge courses. In addition to basic skill development, the text provides an overview to the healthcare industry; critical safety and infection control procedures; and legal and ethical considerations. Students are also introduced to basic medical terminology and the body systems that they will study in more detailed A&P courses at a later date. As an added plus, chapters on study skills and employability skills increase students' likelihood for success in the classroom and in the workplace.

- Real-life scenarios form the basis of practice problems that enhance student math, writing, and reading skills.
- Self-assessment opportunities allow students to gauge their skill level to determine which skills need further practice.
- Companion and mobile websites provide a variety of interactive activities to supplement the text and allow students to study on the go.

Instructors: to learn more or to request a review copy, visit www.g-w.com/essential-skills-health-career-success-2015.

Other titles available include Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology: Mastering the Basics.

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