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Respiratory Therapist

Program Goals and Outcomes

The Rose State Respiratory Therapy program will prepare the students to demonstrate competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs).

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be a competent Respiratory Therapist, and will demonstrate:
  1. Professional behavior consistent with employer expectations.
  2. The ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their roles as Respiratory Therapists.
  3. The technical proficiency in all the skills necessary to fulfill their roles as Respiratory Therapists. 
Data is gathered and reported by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

For a three (3) year average, 2019 annual report program data reflect the following:
Retention 98%
Job Placement 88%
Entry Level Credentialing Success 100%
Advanced Level Credentialing  86%
On-time Graduation 96%

Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented. Programmatic outcomes data reported on the CoARC website include:

3-year time period being reported
CRT credentialing success
RRT credentialing success
Job Placement
Overall Graduate Satisfaction
Overall Employer Satisfaction
On-time Graduation Rate
Total number of program enrollees
Total number of program graduates
Maximum Annual Enrollment