Welcome to MSU Respiratory Care

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Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) is a licensed individual trained in providing care to patients with heart and lung disorders.  There are more than 100,000 RCPs in the United States.  RCPs work in hospitals; transitional care facilities, nursing homes, home health agencies, specialized care hospitals and physician's offices.  Patients who receive care from an RCP range in age from new borns to the most senior members of society.  Respiratory Care Practitioners are trained in the diagnostic evaluation of lung function and therapeutic procedures that help maintain good lung health.


Our Mission

The Respiratory Care Program at Midwestern State University is dedicated to providing state of the art instruction emphasizing clinical practice based on scientific inquiry and meeting the needs of a diverse healthcare community.  The educational framework focuses on the unique skills of the respiratory therapist and emphasizes the importance of life long learning to the healthcare professional.  The program provides a student centered undergraduate educational experience based on a strong liberal arts foundation and strives to prepare graduates to embrace ethical practice, reflect competence in clinical skill, and display professional conduct.


Our Goals 

To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists.

To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content that includes objectives related to acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research, advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization). 


The respiratory care program at Midwestern State University is accredited through the

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

See www.coarc.com.  Outcomes data:  www.coarc.com/47.html

M.S.U. offers two points of entry into the
Bachelors of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) degree program: 
Entry to BSRC & Registered Respiratory Therapist to BSRC (RRT-to-BSRC)



Jennifer Gresham Ed.D., RRT-NPS
Program Chair
(940) 397-4656

Tammy Kurszewski 
Clinical Chair
(940) 397-4546

Patrick Helton MS, RRT-NPS, RPFT
Assistant Professor
(940) 397-4654

Randy Case MA, RRT
Assistant Professor
(940) 397-4653

Erica Judie MA, RRT
Assistant Professor
(940) 397-4642

Ann Medford MA, RRT-NPS
Professor Emeritus



Christina Nugent
(940) 397-4652

Amanda Shirey
(940) 397-4939