Program Goals

The goals of the A.S.-to-B.S. Degree Completion Program are to:

  1. Provide a high quality, flexible educational program for emerging or experienced professionals to enhance their academic credentials.
  2. Foster creative thinking and problem solving ability among students that translates clearly to the bedside, improving patient outcomes.
  3. Enhance or provide new knowledge and skills that allow the student to pursue his/her own professional and career goals.
  4. Communicate the importance of inter-professional collaborative practice and patient- and family-centered care in professional practice.
  5. Provide student mentoring and professional role-modeling to establish a network of like-minded respiratory therapists who, upon graduation, will:
    • Actively seek to advance the goals of the profession of Respiratory Care
    • Provide care that is evidence-based, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable
    • Demonstrate the ethical attributes and behaviors expected of a health care professional
    • Work effectively as members of clinical teams with the goal of providing a safer, patient-centered health care system
    • Engage in critical analysis of their own practice experience, medical literature and other information resources for the purpose of self-improvement
    • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger system of health care