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Proposed program master of respiratory care

Proposed ProgramMaster of Respiratory Care

Department of Health Professions

Bitonte College of Health and Human Services

April 12, 2010


Respiratory therapy

Respiratory Therapy

  • Work in broad spectrum of diagnostic, critical care, and restorative settings

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 20% growth over ten years

    • 122,000 practitioners in 2006

    • 145,000 expected by 2016

    • Part of the growth is associated with the expanding role of the respiratory therapist


Need for mrc

Need for MRC

  • 352 accredited undergraduate programs in respiratory care in US

    • 50 are at the baccalaureate level

      • YSU has one of four BSRC programs in Ohio

  • 4 graduate level programs

    • 2 entry-level

    • 2 advanced degrees for RTs

    • No graduate programs in Ohio or any neighboring states

      (Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education)


Need for mrc1

Need for MRC

  • Unanimously supported by the three major professional organizations

    • American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

      • Supported under the 2015 Profession Initiative

        • BSRC will become entry-level for profession

    • Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

    • National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)


Need for mrc2

Need for MRC

  • 100 BSRC graduates since 1998

  • 52 majors enrolled

  • 125 AAS in RC graduates who have obtained a BSAS in Allied Health

  • Needs assessment

    • 45 respondents

    • Mean of 4.15 (5 strong interest)

    • Online preferred delivery method (3.95 average)

  • Unanimous support from RC Advisory Committee


Proposed mrc

Proposed MRC

  • Housed in Department of Health Professions

    • 10 programs (8 hold national accreditations)

    • 1 graduate level program (HHS)

    • 13 full-time faculty

  • Facilities already exist

  • Propose traditional delivery method that will transition to an online (asynchronous) program


Mrc focus

MRC Focus

  • Leadership in management

  • Education

  • Research

  • Clinical practice


Curriculum

Curriculum

  • Development

    • Input from the AARC leadership

    • Other national RC organizations

    • YSU RC Advisory Committee

    • National and regional leaders


Curriculum1

Curriculum

  • Total of 39 semester hours

    • Core - 24 hours

    • Specialized track - 12 semester hours

      • Education

      • Management

      • Advanced Practice

    • Electives – 3 semester hours


Mrc core 24 sh

MRC Core (24 sh)

* Existing courses


Specialized tracks 6 sh

Specialized Tracks (6 sh)

* Existing Course


Electives 3 sh

Electives (3 sh)

*Existing course


Admission criteria

Admission Criteria

  • Hold National Board for Respiratory Care professional CRT or RRT credential

  • Current RT state licensure

  • Membership in AARC

  • Unrecalculated GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Satisfactory GRE score

  • Three professional letters of recommendation

  • Letter of intent stating professional goals

  • Personal interview (optional)


Anticipated enrollment

Anticipated Enrollment

  • Initial

    • 10 to 15 students

    • Traditional format

    • Constant inquiries

  • Year three

    • 25 to 30 students

    • Transition to asynchronous format will dramatically increase growth


Resources

Resources

  • Facilities exist

    • Research lab

    • Distance education delivery (IDL and Asynchronous)

    • Library

  • Faculty

    • Request one faculty position


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