Respiratory Student Outcomes
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).