WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Respiratory care practitioners are members of the health care team that provide treatment for patients with heart and lung disorders. You will learn about conditions such as asthma, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. You will how to care for patients with chronic lung disease, neuromuscular disorders, and traumatic injuries. You will gain these experiences through classes, simulations, and clinical rotations.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care is accredited by CoARC.  Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) examination.

CAREER PATHS

Historically, graduates of Northern Kentucky University’s respiratory care program enjoy high job placement rates (100% from 2012-15). Such job opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Home care companies

Program Contact Information

Tom Baxter
Director of the Respiratory Care Program

Founders Hall/FH461G

859-572-7869
baxtert4@nku.edu

Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

The NKU Respiratory Care Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

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CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

Respiratory care students have five semesters of clinical practice in the hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient diagnostics and clinics in the greater Cincinnati area.

The clinical placements are facilitated by the program to assist students in the development of clinical skills. Learn more about respiratory therapy.