The Carrington College Respiratory Care associate degree program, available at our Las Vegas campus, can provide students with the practical instruction, training, and experience needed to help them breathe fresh air into a new career. But graduating from our Las Vegas Respiratory Care program is just the first step to qualification and licensure. If you’re looking for a Respiratory Care program in Las Vegas, you should consider Carrington College because:
- Our Las Vegas Respiratory Care associate degree program prepares graduates for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) credentialing exams, such as the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) exam and the Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE).1
- Our curriculum is an appealing blend of formal classroom instruction, lab exercises, and clinical experience
Because Respiratory Therapists2 have to exercise significant clinical judgment in caring for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders, a Respiratory Care Therapist must be an expert in their field. Applying scientific knowledge to clinical issues relating to a patient’s lungs and respiratory system is a delicate subject, which is why practitioners must have a quality Respiratory Care education, a professional qualification, and licensure.
Hands-on Respiratory Care training in Las Vegas, NV
Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRTs) perform diagnostic tests, procedures, and treatments that can bring relief to those who can’t breathe on their own, or have difficulty breathing. They may work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, hyperbaric oxygen units, nursing facilities, labs, or medical flight transports to help patients that may be suffering from conditions like asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, or have a birth defect. CRTs can also help those recovering from heart attacks and strokes, as well as treating trauma and surgery patients.
Successful graduates of our Las Vegas program must then study for and pass the NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist exam which measures the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities required of an entry-level Respiratory Therapist. Successful completion of this exam results in the entry-level credential needed to apply and qualify for state licensure.
Graduates of our Las Vegas Respiratory Care associate degree program should have the skills to:
- Display their aptitude for patient examination and assessment, for treatment recommendation, and for the appropriate therapeutic intervention of various cardiopulmonary diseases
- Display their critical thinking and information management skills
- Consider further study to qualify as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Listen up Las Vegas! Respiratory Therapist employment expected to rise
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of respiratory therapists is expected to grow by 19% from 2012 to 2022..3 This increase in demand is expected to come from a growing middle-aged and elderly population – a development that will likely increase the incidence of cardiopulmonary disease.
Respiratory Care classes will be enrolling soon at our Las Vegas, NV campus. So if you think that now is the time to breathe new life into your career, discuss your thoughts with a Carrington College Enrollment Services Representative.
Click here for outcomes data from the respiratory care program over a three-year time period, as reported in the 2014 CoARC Annual Report of Current Status.