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Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

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Professional Credentialing

Students must pass the National Board for Respiratory Care certification examination before graduation. Graduates must have the CRT credential to obtain state licenses and practice as respiratory therapists. Graduation from an accredited program and possessing the CRT credential makes the graduate eligible to sit for the advanced practitioner registration examination.

Passing the two-part registration examination (written and clinical simulation) confers on the graduate the registered respiratory therapist (RRT) credential. Graduates are eligible to take other credentialing specialty examinations such as neonatal/pediatric specialty (NPS) and registered pulmonary function technician (RPFT).

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