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Department of Respiratory Care

Washington Adventist University announces a new Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) degree.  This offering aligns with the goal set by the American Association for Respiratory Care to have 80% of the Respiratory workforce with a Bachelors of Science Degree by 2020.

The BSRC Degree Advancement curriculum  is designed specifically to meet the needs of practicing respiratory therapists with an RRT who, having already completed an accredited entry into respiratory care professional practice associates degree, wish to obtain advanced training in Respiratory Care, management, education, research, and leadership.

Mission Statement

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.

Program Goal

To provide graduates of entry into respiratory care professional practice degree programs with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, or advanced clinical practice both to meet their current professional goals and to prepare them for practice as advanced degree respiratory therapists.

Department Information

Vicki Rosette  MS RRT RPFT

Chair and Program Director
Phone: 301-891-4187
Fax: 301-891-4181
Health Science Building (#7), Room 115


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