Associate of Science in Respiratory Care

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An Associate of Science in Respiratory Care (ASRC) is an entry-level tertiary education respiratory therapy degree. In the United States, this type of degree is usually awarded by community colleges or similar respiratory schools. Some four year colleges also offer this degree.[1] Students in the United States awarded an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care are qualified to sit for the NBRC-ELE and then the NBRC-WRE and NBRC-CSE then apply for state licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.[2][3]

Respiratory care practice[edit]

Students awarded an Associate of Science in Respiratory Care are qualified to sit for the three credentialing examinations NBRC-ELE, NBRC-WRE, and NBRC-CSE and apply for licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Similar degrees[edit]

  • Associate of Respiratory Therapy (ART)
  • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy (AAS)
  • Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy (ADRT)
  • Associate of Science in Cardiopulmonary Sciences (ASCS)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnes TA, Kacmarek RM, Kageler WV, Morris MJ, Durbin CG (2011). "Transitioning the respiratory therapy workforce for 2015 and beyond.". Respir Care 56 (5): 681–90. doi:10.4187/respcare.01169. PMID 21276324. 
  2. ^ Barnes TA, Gale DD, Kacmarek RM, Kageler WV (2010). "Competencies needed by graduate respiratory therapists in 2015 and beyond.". Respir Care 55 (5): 601–16. PMID 20420732. 
  3. ^ Kacmarek RM, Durbin CG, Barnes TA, Kageler WV, Walton JR, O'Neil EH (2009). "Creating a vision for respiratory care in 2015 and beyond.". Respir Care 54 (3): 375–89. PMID 19245732.