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Respiratory Care

with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration


Bachelor of Science Completion

Program Length: 22 months

Degree Overview

Respiratory Care with an Advanced Clinical Practice concentration

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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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

ENG 310 Advanced Interpersonal Communication 4.0
HIS 300 U.S. History Since the Civil War 4.0
PHI 310 Critical Thinking 4.0
PHI 400 Modern Issues in Ethics 4.0
RCM 300 Respiratory Care Management and Leadership 4.5
RCM 310 Respiratory Care Marketing and Strategic Planning 4.5
RCM 320 Respiratory Care Financial Management 4.5
RCM 340 Respiratory Care Information Systems 4.5
RCM 420 Respiratory Care in a Managed Care Environment 4.5
RCM 440 Managing Long-Term Care across the Continuum 4.5
RCM 470 Respiratory Care Management Boot Camp 4.5
RCP 300 Introduction to Healthcare Research 4.5
RCP 320 Healthcare Research in Practice 4.5
RCP 330 Health Professional as Educator I 4.5
RCP 335 Health Professional as Educator II 4.5
RCP 340 Advanced Patient Assessment 4.5
RCP 350 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics 4.5
RCP 360 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Pathology I 4.5
RCP 365 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Pathology II 4.5
RCP 410 Advanced Neonatal-Pediatric Pathology 4.5
RCP 415 Advanced Neonatal-Pediatric Diagnostics/Therapeutics 4.5
RCP 420 Principles and Practices of Disease Management 4.5
RCP 430 Case Management in Acute and Critical Care 4.5
RCP 440 Case Management across the Continuum of Care 4.5
RCP 450 Advances in Emergency Response and Preparedness 4.5
RCP 460 Advances in Critical Care Medicine 4.5
SOC 400 Sociology of Aging 4.0
STA 322 Statistics 4.0

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Total Courses: 28Total Credits: 123

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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.

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