The Respiratory Care program is offered in cooperation with Brookdale Community College. Students can complete their first two semesters at Mercer and their final four at Brookdale. Respiratory Care courses at Brookdale are only offered once a year in the four-semester course sequence. For more information on the arrangement, including admissions, coursework, and testing requirements, contact the Respiratory Care program coordinator at Mercer immediately to review conditions.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in respiratory care. Students work with patients in the treatment, management, and control of problems and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.
Graduates work closely with patients, doctors, and nurses to provide diagnostic testing, therapeutics, education, rehabilitation, monitoring, life support, and other specialized methods of treatment. Clinical learning experiences are required of all students.
Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Examination. After successful completion of this examination and application to the Respiratory Care Board, the graduate is also eligible for state licensure as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. Once licensed, graduates are eligible to take the Advanced Practitioner Examinations to become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
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