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Program Learning Outcomes

The Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC) degree program goal is to provide graduates of entry into respiratory care professional practice degree programs with additional knowledge, skills, and attributes in leadership, management, education, research, or advanced clinical practice both to meet their current professional goals and to prepare them for practice as advanced degree respiratory therapists. The program will provide an opportunity for respiratory therapists to serve as educators, researchers, managers, clinical specialists, and leaders throughout the healthcare delivery system as described by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) Degree Advancement Program Standards in 2015.

As a graduate of this program you will learn:

Professional Communication

Utilize effective oral and written communication skills consistent with professional communication as may be published in a peer-reviewed journal or presented at a professional conference.

Leadership Development

Apply leadership and management theory through the lens of change theory to both the educational and clinical environments.

Educational Development

Utilize educational theory in the development of an educational module to inform colleagues, patients, or public.

Evidence-Based Inquiry

Apply research design, methods, and analysis to answer a critical research question relevant to the advancement of the field.

Advanced Knowledge

Explain advanced concepts relating to critical care pathophysiology, disease management, clinical management and care coordination.

Organizational Management

Apply organizational management theory, quality improvement standards, ethical practice, and innovative approaches for organizational change.