Program Goals

The goals of the RRT-to-BS Degree Completion Program are as follows:

  1. Provide a high quality, flexible educational program for RRTs 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 allows the student to pursue his/her own professional and career goals.
  4. Communicate the importance of interprofessional collaborative practice and patient- and family-centered care in the practice of professional respiratory care.
  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 effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable
    • Express positive values and ideals as care is delivered and prioritize the interests of those being served above one’s own
    • 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