Program Mission Statement
Preparing professional, compassionate and skilled respiratory therapists that continually demonstrate a commitment to providing the highest quality patient care. The recruitment and retention of high caliber students that promote the concepts of professionalism, leadership, scholarship, critical thinking, team work, and enthusiasm in both the classroom and clinical facilities.
The recruitment and retention of high caliber students that promote the concepts of professionalism, leadership, scholarship, critical thinking, team work, and enthusiasm in both the classroom and clinical facilities.
The development of high quality faculty in order to provide a learning experience which is based on evidence and is continually reviewed and revised according to appropriate advances in research and technology.
Meeting community needs and increasing community awareness of the respiratory care profession through acts of community service and continuing education within our scope of practice.
“Respiratory Care” means the rendering of services to patients with deficiencies or abnormalities which affect the pulmonary and cardiac systems, and which services involve therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation, education, or care of such patients with regard to such deficiencies or abnormalities. (State of Georgia, Respiratory Care Practices Act: Article 6; 43-34-142. Definitions)
The Albany State University Respiratory Care Program prepares students to perform as Advanced Practitioners as evidenced by passing the National Board for Respiratory Care Advanced Practitioner (RRT) examination. Graduates of the Respiratory Care Program receive training in the following content areas that make up the NBRC advanced practitioner examination curriculum content matrix.
- To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists.
The Albany State University Respiratory Care Program strives to provide high quality professional practitioners to meet the needs of patients and employers in our service area.
The Health Sciences department is responsible for the information on this page.
To inquire about the Respiratory Care program, please contact Email: Allethea Brooks.