March 25, 2016
Richfield, UT – Forty-two Snow College nursing students competed at the HOSA – Future Health Professionals state conference with 32 placing in the top three of their respective competitions.
The Utah Statewide HOSA conference was held at the Davis Convention Center March 17 and 18. Snow College Nursing Program students from both the Ephraim and Richfield Campuses attended a conference with 42 participating in a variety of competition style events. Of the 42 students that participated, 32 placed in the top 3 in their categories, and eight students finished the competition in the top three in more than one category. Those students are Taylor DeLaura, Lonny Krause, Brooke Lamb, Savannah Pratt, Bethany Lamb, Sarah Johnson, Macady Worthington and Aaron Semandeni. The competition categories include topics such as medical terminology, public speaking, forensic medicine, medical photography and more. The Competitive Events Program is designed to motivate HOSA members and provide a system for recognizing the competencies developed by nursing students learned in their Snow College Allied Health class instruction, job related training, and HOSA supported activities.
“Our nursing program is growing rapidly and competitions like this show the excellent classroom instruction they are receiving,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Steve Hood. “Classroom success translates to real-world success and, in turn, great career potential for these students.”
HOSA – Future Health Professionals is a national career and technical student organization developing the skills, knowledge and leadership capabilities of health science education students. HOSA hosts conferences and competitions on both the state and national level. HOSA is an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.
ABOUT SNOW COLLEGE
Snow College, founded in 1888 by Utah pioneers, is a two-year college with campuses located in Ephraim and Richfield, Utah. Serving more than 4,500 students, the college has been nationally recognized for its student success rates, affordable cost-for-value, involvement opportunities, and exceptional teaching.