HOSA's Competitive Events Program brings health careers education to life through rigorous testing of knowledge, performance, skill, and leadership capabilities aimed at developing, encouraging, and recognizing the brightest future health care professionals. HOSA’s competitive events are divided into five categories:
Would you like to see Nevada HOSA adopt a new competitive event?
Nevada HOSA prides itself in being co-curricular with Health Science and Public Safety Programs in Nevada. It is always our priority to be offering competitive events that are relevant to curriculum and courses in Nevada programs. If you have a suggestion for a competitive event to be added for Nevada HOSA, please click here for the suggestion form.
Please note: Competitive Event suggestions are reviewed annually. Typically, no competitive events will be added after August of each year and suggestions will be maintained for review the following year.
Competitive Event Resources
National HOSA Competitive Events General Rules and Regulations
(HOSA Section B) (WWW)
Complete Competitive Event Guidelines are listed in Section B of the HOSA Handbook. Guidelines are updated and revised annually. All chapters should be certain to refer to the most recent version of the guidelines. Updates and notifications are found in the national HOSA Magazine, National Leadership Conference Guide, and Heartbeat of HOSA Newsletter.
Competitive Event Note to Nevada HOSA Advisors
Use the HOSA Competitive Events Program in the classroom as a motivational tool to encourage students to enter one or more competitive events. Your students will appreciate the opportunities for recognition in state and national competition. Advisors can use the event guidelines and rating sheets as instructional tools and as a means of inspiring students to achieve maximum performance.
Emergency Preparedness Events
Emergency Medical Technician
Life Support Skills
Health Professions Events
Biomedical Laboratory Science
Clinical Nursing (New to Nevada!)
Pharmacy Science (Pilot Event)
Health Science Events
- Medical Law & Ethics
- Human Growth & Development
- Cultural Diversities & Disparity in Healthcare
Job Seeking Skills
Research Poster Presentation
Barbara James Service Award
Healthcare Issues Exam
HOSA Chapter Reflections
National Service Project
Health Career Display
Public Service Announcement
Middle School ONLY Events (*NEW*)
Foundations of Medical Terminology
Math for Health Careers
Life Threatening Situations
Health Careers Preparation
Exptemporaneous Health Poster
Exploring Medical Innovation