NVCC 2005-2006 Catalog


     

ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING CURRICULA


     

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ADVANCED RESPIRATORY THERAPY PRACTITIONER (Effective - Summer 2006)
Career Studies Certificate MEC

Purpose: This option is designed to increase the clinical skill and knowledge of the certified respiratory therapist in the management of the critically ill patient. Additional skills in cardiopulmonary diagnostics, evaluation and modification of therapy and neonatal and pediatric respiratory care are taught at the Advanced Respiratory Therapy Practitioner level. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the Advanced Respiratory Therapy Practitioner examinations leading to registration as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

Eligibility: All students must be graduates of an approved respiratory therapy AA, AAS or AS degree program, hold a current certified respiratory therapist (CRT) credential and be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia (RCP).

Students must comply with all General Admission Requirements for Allied Health Programs. (See page 101.)

Completion Requirements: Students must comply with all Continuation Requirements for Allied Health and Nursing Students. (see page 101).

Special Accreditation Status: The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

One Year

 

Credits


 

   ENG

/SPD

Elective

 

3

 

   RTH

225

Neonatal & Pediatric Respiratory Procedures

 

3

 

   RTH

254

Advanced Clinical Procedures IV

 

3

 

   RTH

265

Current Issues in Respiratory Care

 

2

 


 

 

Total Credits

 

8

Total credits for Advanced Respiratory Therapist Career Studies Certificate = 11

 

       
 
       

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