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The NHA Story
A story about caring and care giving.
Once upon a time there was a grandmother who was very ill. Hospitalized, her frail body was riddled with abrasions and bruising caused not from her illness, but from the poor patient care she received from untrained healthcare workers. Her grandson sadly witnessed this and found it even more disheartening that there were no training standards, guidelines or certification requirements for many healthcare professions. He turned his sadness into motivation and, in 1989, began the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Today, NHA provides preparation and certification in ten allied health professions.
Some of these careers include people who draw blood for lab work, assist registered and licensed nurses, specialize in medical billing, perform EKGs and work in pharmacies. All of them, in their own way, are caregivers, so they should be properly educated and certified to provide the care that people--especially sick people--require and deserve.
Not only are certifications good for patients, but they’re also good for careers.
Recommended and administered by colleges, healthcare career programs and healthcare employers around the country, NHA certification exams and continuing education resources have helped over 350,000 allied health professionals. That number grows by the minute as the healthcare industry is growing and as more and more states are requiring mandatory certification for allied healthcare professions. Certification can help improve opportunities to secure better jobs, improve pay, and advance your career.