Respiratory Care Student Learning Outcomes

The goal of the Department of Respiratory Care is to prepare 1) 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 (RRTs), and 2) 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). Upon successful completion of the respiratory care program, the graduate will be a competent advanced-level respiratory therapist. All graduates will demonstrate:

  • Ability to recall, apply, and analyze information required of advanced-level respiratory therapists.
  • Manual dexterity and technical proficiency necessary to perform as competent advanced-level respiratory therapists.
  • Caring and positive attitude necessary for continued employment as advanced-level respiratory therapists.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking, reflection, and problem solving through evidence-based practice in multiple health care settings.
  • Respect and adaptability for cultural, ethnic, and individual diversity within a changing health care environment.
  • Ability to incorporate current knowledge, theory, and research into health professions practice.
  • Ability to empower himself or herself and others through an integration of leadership, management, and teaching/learning skills in the health care environment.
  • Professional, ethical, spiritual, and compassionate service within the health care setting.