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Independence University’s Respiratory Therapy Program Designed to Prepare Students for Credentialing Exams

05-23-2011 07:52 AM CET | Science & Education

Press release from: Independence University

Salt Lake City, May 20, 2011 - Independence University, one of the leading names in distance education, now offers an Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree. It’s designed to not just provide graduates the skills and technical proficiency required of a respiratory therapy professional, but also to prepare them to sit for their licensing exams.

The program covers a comprehensive range of basic to advanced level courses, research work, and practical training. The topics covered over the course of the degree include anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, psychology, and airway management. Although the scheduled duration of this program is 42 months, students have the option of completing it in as few as 25 months with the FastFlex program.

All the U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska require respiratory therapists to maintain a license from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Upon completion of the degree, graduates are eligible to take both the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exams.

To be eligible to enroll in the degree program, aspirants must:
• Have a high school diploma or a GED® certificate
• Have Internet access and complete an online readiness test
• Score a minimum of 15 (first attempt) or 17 (second attempt) on an entrance test
• Undergo a drug screening and criminal background check with satisfactory results

In addition to this, students have to fulfill certain medical and health requirements before they can start their clinical rotations.

For more details on Independence University’s respiratory therapy program, call 888-752-6177 or visit http://www.independence.edu

About Independence University®

Independence University, a branch of the Stevens-Henager Ogden/West Haven main campus, continues to offer new ways to advance your career with its online education programs. Founded on the belief that a higher education could lead to greater opportunities, potentially higher pay, and a more successful life, Independence University provides a wide range of programs and degrees that could change the way you look at education. All courses are available online so that you can follow your own study schedule, wherever and whenever you wish, 24/7.

Independence University
5295 South Commerce Drive,
Suite G50,
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Ben.G
888-752-6177
beng@independence.edu
http://www.independence.edu

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