Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00a-9:40a
The focus of this lecture class is to provide the student with an assessment of their educational strengths and weaknesses with respect to the practice of respiratory care. Topics include an assessment of the following examinations: written registry, clinical simulations, and if time permits pulmonary function technology.
CERTIFIED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST EXAM
Each student is required to pass the Certified Respiratory Therapist exam given by the National Board for Respiratory Care prior to completion of this course. It is recommended that the student have attempted this exam by February 26, 2011. This exam may be repeated as many times as necessary throughout the semester. Each student is required to submit to the instructor and/or program chair acceptable proof of such completion. It is each student’s responsibility to complete this requirement independently. If the student fails to complete this requirement, they will receive an incomplete for this course. The score on this exam is not used in the determination of your final grade.
There will be daily practice exams as well as assignments throughout the semester. These assignments consist of workbook completion, reflective reports, etc. to assess the student’s progress in the course.
NBRC SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMINATIONS
In order to pass this course you will be required to take both the RRT written and RRT clinical simulation SAE exams. These examinations will be administered to assess your strengths and weaknesses prior to attempting the NBRC Written Registry Exam and Clinical Simulations (if you pass the RRT exams you will be exempt from this exams). The exams must be taken at the MSU testing center during your scheduled time. See below for cost associated with the SAE exams:
Students are required to compose a reflective report from the feedback they received after completion of each exam. Students are required to describe weaknesses determined from the self-assessment and their plan to strengthen those areas. This report is required be in essay form, word-processed, double-spaced and a minimum of one to one-and-a-half pages in length. Due February 10, March 24.
FINAL REFLECTIVE REPORT
Final reflective report must include approximate plan for taking RRT exam. It should also include a detailed study schedule. Due May 5th.
ADVANCE PRACTICE EXAMS
If you pass both parts of the RRT EXAM you may begin to study for the AE-C Exam or NPS EXAM. Kettering books will be provided for you! Weekly reports and updates are required. Two reflective reports will also be turned in. You must turn in mock exam score or certification by the end of the semester.
Self-assessment examinations (2) 50%
APPROXIMATE GRADING SCALE FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT EXAMS
Each exam grade is based on the minimum passing score.
10%-15% above minimum = A
5% -10% above minimum = B
+/- 5% above/below minimum = C
5% -10% below minimum = D
10% or below minimum = F
If a student is going to miss an examination, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor prior to the exam to arrange with the instructor to make up the missed exam. A 15% reduction will be taken for each day (weekends and holidays included) after the scheduled exam date. The professor reserves the right to make unscheduled exams essay in nature and considerably more challenging.