Program Length: 22 months
For over 30 years, Independence University, formerly California College for Health Sciences, has graduated more respiratory care professionals than any other private career college. Today, IU continues to meet the needs of respiratory therapists who wish to gain advanced education in their field through our Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration.
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care degree with the choice of concentration in Advanced Clinical Practice or Respiratory Care Management provides students with the necessary skills to advance into a supervisory/management, patient education, clinical specialist, case management or advanced clinical practitioner position in various healthcare facilities (e.g. hospital, clinic, medical office, home care, LTC) or in an environment specific to the field of respiratory care
The curriculum contains information on management, advanced clinical care, and current issues and trends in healthcare, exposing students to the latest developments in respiratory care. The program includes a general education component, a foundation in cardiopulmonary sciences, and coursework in the respiratory care specialties of acute and critical care, emergency care, perinatal and pediatrics, research and Evidence Based Medicine (EMB), patient education, case management and cardiopulmonary diagnostics.
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Total Courses: 22Total Credits: 96
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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.
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