Respiratory Therapy Student Outcomes
BSRT - Traditional 4-Year Degree
Upon successful completion of all respiratory therapist program requirements, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency as a respiratory care practitioner, as described by the National Board of Respiratory Care and the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the respiratory care code of ethics, ethical obligations, and professional conduct.
- Demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, time management skills, interpersonal communication skills, and technical skills necessary to provide competent respiratory care in multidisciplinary care settings.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and visual forms.
- Show proficiency in establishing an evidence base for best practices through research and the critique and interpretation of professional scientific literature.
- Display knowledge of current issues and trends in health care, including public policy, access, quality improvement, and legal and ethical topics.
- Exhibit knowledge of the roles in respiratory education and management.
- Assist physicians in diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients affected by cardiopulmonary disorders.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply and evaluate information relevant to his/her role as an advanced level respiratory therapist.
- Demonstrate basic competencies in alternate care sites (i.e., homecare, rehabilitation centers, and long-term mechanical ventilator centers).
Respiratory Therapy Program Goals
BSRT - Traditional 4-Year Degree
- To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the knowledge, skills, and behavior required for respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRT’s).
- To provide community leadership through engagement, service learning, and organizational involvement.
- To provide an inclusive learning, caring community that supports students’ success and graduation.
- To serve as a leader in respiratory education, evidence based practice, research, and health care.
- To promote and advance personal development and inter-professional collaboration of respiratory faculty, staff, graduates, and health professionals.
Respiratory Therapy Program Student Outcomes
1. Attrition/Retention: Current program retention rate is 95% with an attrition of 5%
2. Credentialing Exam: Current program NBC graduate pass rates include:
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3. Positive Placement: Employed within six months of graduation of 95%
4. Employer Satisfaction: Current employer satisfaction with graduates of 100%
5. Overall Graduate Satisfaction: Current graduate satisfaction of 100%
All faculty have a specialty rating in Respiratory Therapy:
- Jody Delp, MEd, RRT, Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy, holds a special certification in pulmonary function technology.
- Elizabeth Schnarr, MSRC, RRT, Assistant Professor of Respiratory, is a Certified Asthma Educator and Adult Critical Care Specialist.
- Mary Phillips, MSHA, RRT, Instructor in Respiratory Therapy, is an Adult Critical Care Specialist and holds a certification in Pulmonary Function Technology and a Neonatal Pediatric Specialty.