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Respiratory Care BS

Admission Requirements

  1. Pre-professional Year (Freshman Year). See Admissions for admission policies.
  2. Professional Program (Sophomore Year – Senior Year)
      • A. Only students who have completed or are in the process of completing the pre-professional curriculum (courses listed in the Freshman Year) with a GPA of 2.00 or higher will be considered for acceptance into the Respiratory Care Program.
      • Health status must be adequate to ensure performance of hospital activities in accordance with ADA guidelines.

To protect patients with whom students come in contact and to ensure the continued health of the student, students will be required to provide documentation of immunity and/or current immunity testing. Students entering the program will be given a list of the required documentation at the time of acceptance into the program. Documentation must be on file prior to the first day of classes each August.

All students admitted into the Respiratory Care Program must submit to a criminal background check at their own expense. Information from the background check deemed to be detrimental to the care of patients will result in dismissal from the program. Please see the Respiratory Care Department Policies to obtain more information about this policy.

Students who are accepted into the program must provide documentation of completion of a BLS Healthcare Provider course by the first day of classes in August of the year in which students enter the professional program.

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care
Course Number and TitleCredits
**UF 100 Foundations of Intellectual Life3
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
**FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
**FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
**FC Foundations of Oral Communication
**FM MATH 254 Introduction to Statistics3
**FN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
**FN CHEM 101, 101L Essentials of Chemistry I & Lab4
**FA Foundations of Arts course3
FH Foundations of Humanities course3-4
**FS Foundations of Social Sciences course3
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
**BIOL 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
**HLTH 101 Medical Terminology3
HLTH 382 Research Methods in Health3
FF HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
RESPCARE 105 Interprofessional Patient Care Skills Lab2
RESPCARE 203 Foundations of Respiratory Care3
RESPCARE 204 Foundations of Respiratory Care2
RESPCARE 208 Clinical Practicum I2
RESPCARE 217 Pulmonary Assessment1
RESPCARE 220 Cardiopulmonary Renal Physiology3
RESPCARE 221 ECG Interpretation1
RESPCARE 223 Respiratory Care Therapeutics and Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation3
RESPCARE 224 Respiratory Care Therapeutics and Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation Lab2
RESPCARE 228 Clinical Practicum II4
RESPCARE 229 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics3
RESPCARE 250 Recitation and Application II1
RESPCARE 300 Recitation and Application III1
RESPCARE 301 Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics2
RESPCARE 302 General Pathology2
RESPCARE 303 Advanced Mechanical Ventilation3
RESPCARE 304 Advanced Mechanical Ventilation Lab2
RESPCARE 308 Clinical Practicum III5
RESPCARE 323 Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care3
RESPCARE 324 Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Care Lab1
RESPCARE 328 Clinical Practicum IV5
RESPCARE 329 Cardiopulmonary Diseases & Management3
RESPCARE 376 Culture, Diversity, and Healthcare3
RESPCARE 423 Advanced Neonatal, Pediatric, & Adult Critical Care3
RESPCARE 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
RESPCARE 434 Professional Preparation3
RESPCARE 460 Ethics in Critical Illness3
RESPCARE 493 Respiratory Care Internship2
RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar2
Total121-122
**Indicates a course in the pre-professional curriculum

Respiratory Care BS, AS Track
Course Number and TitleCredits
Successful completion of Associate of Science, Respiratory Care64
Upper-division challenge credits for passing NBRC RRT Examinations26
FF HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
FC RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
RESPCARE 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals3
RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals3
RESPCARE 445 Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations3
RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar2
Three (3) or more courses chosen from the following:
RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care
RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine
RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease
RESPCARE 446 Introduction to Disease Management
9
Total120

Respiratory Care BS, AAS or AHS Track
Course Number and TitleCredits
UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity3
FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I3
FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II3
FC Foundations of Oral Communication3
FM Foundations of Mathematics course3-4
FN BIOL 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
FA Foundations of Arts course3
FH Foundations of Humanities course3-4
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course3
FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field3
Successful completion of Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Health Science, Respiratory Care35
Upper-division challenge credits for passing NBRC RRT Examinations26
FF HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
RESPCARE 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals3
RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals3
RESPCARE 445 Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations3
RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar2
Three (3) or more courses chosen from the following:
RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care
RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine
RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease
RESPCARE 446 Introduction to Disease Management
9
Total125-128

Respiratory Care BS, Boise State AS Track
Course Number and TitleCredits
Successful completion of Associate of Science, Respiratory Care (or Respiratory Therapy) from Boise State University.103
FF HLTH 400 Interprofessional Capstone1
RESPCARE 432 Critical Review of Health Care Research3
FC RESPCARE 355 Professional Communication in Health Care3
RESPCARE 440 Senior Theory: Advanced Concepts3
Three (3) courses chosen from the following:
RESPCARE 431 Quality Improvement in Health Care
RESPCARE 441 Teaching Techniques for Health Care Professionals
RESPCARE 442 Sleep Medicine
RESPCARE 443 Current Topics in Respiratory Disease
RESPCARE 444 Leadership & Mgt for Health Care Professionals
RESPCARE 445 Patient Advocacy and Ethical Considerations
RESPCARE 446 Introduction to Disease Management
RESPCARE 498 Senior Seminar
8-9
Total121-122

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