Respiratory Therapy, AS
The Respiratory Therapy program leads to an Associate of Science (AS) degree in Respiratory Therapy. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national credentialing examination to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). The program features general educational and science prerequisites, as well as respiratory therapy courses. Interested students are required to make application for admission to the Respiratory Therapy Program. Eighteen students are accepted for the fall of each year.
The Respiratory Therapy program is focused on development of qualified graduates who are prepared to provide the essentials for the safe and effective delivery of respiratory care and patient education.
The goal of the Respiratory Care program is to prepare graduates as competent registered respiratory therapists (RRTs). Professional competence combines cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills essential for the safe and effective delivery of respiratory care. The Respiratory Care program uses the outcome-based education model to ensure students develop and master the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors expected of the registered respiratory therapist (RRT).
Washburn University Assessment – Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- PSLO 1: Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate medical information relevant to a registered respiratory therapist.
- PSLO 2: Demonstrate the technical proficiency in all skills necessary to function as a registered respiratory therapist.
- PSLO 3: Demonstrate professional behavior consistent with employer expectations as performed by registered respiratory therapists.
The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
PO Box 54876
Hurst, Texas 76054-4876
Respiratory Therapy Student Organization
The Respiratory Care Student Organization (RCSO) is made up of any enrolled University student who has an interest in health and promotion of the cardiopulmonary system. The purpose of the RCSO is to promote the purpose and program of respiratory care to the community to include but not limited to: asthma education, smoking cessation, pulmonary function screening; and to compete in the academic contest at the annual Kansas Respiratory Care Society’s conference.
This program has special admission requirements due to limited enrollment. Interested students should contact the Allied Health Department for specific requirements or visit www.washburn.edu/respiratory.
The Respiratory Therapy Program adheres to policies of non-discrimination as defined by various federal and state laws and regulations.
|AL 185||Principles of Respiratory Therapy I||2|
|AL 187||Respiratory Therapy Clinical I||3|
|AL 289||Respiratory Therapy Clinical II||5|
|AL 291||Respiratory Therapy Principles and Procedures I||3|
|AL 292||Respiratory Therapy Principles and Procedures II||5|
|AL 293||Respiratory Therapy Clinical III||5|
|AL 294||Respiratory Therapy Clinical Topics II||3|
|AL 295||Respiratory Therapy Clinical IV||5|
|AL 296||Respiratory Therapy Clinical Topics III||3|
|AL 101||Foundations of Healthcare||3|
|AL 186||Cardiopulmonary Assessment||2|
|AL 315||Allied Health Pharmacology||3|
|AL 382||Cardiovascular Monitoring and Scanning||3|
|BI 230||Introduction to Human Physiology||3|
|BI 250||Introduction to Human Anatomy||3|
|BI 100||Introduction to Biology||3|
See Table of Contents for University Requirements and General Education Requirements. Some related courses may count here, consult your advisor.