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Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC)
The Respiratory Care Program at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, offers a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree. Following completion of the BSRC Program, the graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Credentialing Examination for both the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Upon successful completion of the CRT examination, the graduate may apply for a Texas State license to practice Respiratory Care as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).
The Respiratory Care Program at Midwestern State University is dedicated to providing state of the art instruction emphasizing clinical practice based on scientific inquiry and meeting the needs of a diverse healthcare community. The educational framework focuses on the unique skills of the respiratory therapist and emphasizes the importance of life long learning to the healthcare professional. The program provides a student centered undergraduate educational experience based on a strong liberal arts foundation and strives to prepare graduates to embrace ethical practice, reflect competence in clinical skill, and display professional conduct.
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.
To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content that includes objectives related to acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research, advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization).
Midwestern State University is accredited by / is a candidate for accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Land, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midwestern State University.
The BSRC program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) which entitles the graduate to sit for all of the credentialing examinations.