No new students will be enrolled in the current associates degree program. The WAU Respiratory Care Program will be undergoing redesign; the goal is to redesign the program to be offered as an online bachelors degree by 2016.
Washington Adventist University’s “AAS in 5” is a five-semester curriculum in Respiratory Care, designed to be completed in two academic years. It prepares the student to function as an advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner, a life support specialist in the treatment, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system.
Committed to excellence — Washington Adventist University’s Respiratory Care Program shall provide an academic teaching environment that creates a supportive learning experience for the student. As defined by our Program Goal, we are dedicated to transform students into competent professionals who are moral leaders in the Respiratory Care profession, as well as in their communities.
Graduates of the program are eligible for the examinations that earn the following six credentials offered through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) | www.nbrc.org
Graduates of the program are also eligible for the examination that earns the following credential offered through the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) | www.naecb.org
To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
Please read the Department of Respiratory Care section in the Academic bulletin.