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Respiratory care’s degree advancement program receives national attention

The Department of Respiratory Care‘s online degree advancement program received national recognition by the American Association for Respiratory Care among other institutions like Texas State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and University of Cincinnati. In a recent article, AARC highlighted Boise State as offering the fastest-growing and largest bachelor of science in respiratory care program in the country. The online program started in 2007 with nine students and now has 425 while graduating roughly 150 new therapists each year.

The department tailored the program specifically to meet the needs of current respiratory therapists, allowing them to create their own plans based on work, family and personal commitments, as the article highlights.

“Obtaining a BSRC will better prepare graduates for positions of leadership, management, education, research and even advanced clinical practice,” Kristen McHenry, an assistant professor, told AARC. “I like to think of continuing education as an opportunity to demonstrate our knowledge, skillset and overall value to the interprofessional health care team and the communities we serve.”

Boise State is one of only 23 fully accredited degree completion programs in the U.S. Learn more about its innovative program below.