RRT to BSRC


A Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care affords excellent opportunities for professional growth and development. Midwestern State University is offering our RRT-to-BSRC completion program by means of distance education.  Courses are taught on-line via Desire 2 Learn (D2L).

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Respiratory Care consists of 125 semester hours.  Fifty-seven semester hours of non-respiratory academic foundation course work is required for the BSRC degree. These academic foundation courses may be taken at any appropriately accredited college or university and transferred to MSU.

 

BSRC SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

• 57 semester hours non-respiratory academic foundation courses


• 68 semester hours in Respiratory Care-43 hours will be granted for the RRT credential upon completion of hours of MSU Respiratory Care course work


• 30 of the 125 semester hours must be upper level


• 32 of the 125 semester hours must be taken from MSU  to meet the residency requirement


WRITING PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION
All students seeking baccalaureate degrees must fulfill a writing proficiency requirement between the completion of their 60th and 90th semester credit hour, either by passing ENGL 2113, Composition Skills, or by passing the Writing Proficiency Examination. The exam may, however, be taken only once; any student failing the exam must then pass ENGL 2113 before or immediately subsequent to completing his or her 90th hour. For more information about the exam and the cost click here or call (940) 397-4131. 

 

ACCREDITATION

Midwestern State University is accredited by / is a candidate for accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Land, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midwestern State University.
 

PROGRAM PREREQUISITE:
   
                 
NBRC RRT Credential

ACADEMIC FOUNDATIONS                  

COURSE 
Anatomy & Physiology I  
Anatomy & Physiology II 
Microbiology   
Chemistry
College Level Math
Computer Applications
General Psychology or Sociology
Rhetoric & Composition I 
Rhetoric & Composition II
Speech/Communications 
Humanities #1*
Humanities #2*  
Economics  
Political Science I^
Political Science II^
U.S. History to 1865 
U.S. History since 1865
Fine Arts+


 CREDITS
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

 ^-One of the Political Science courses must include Texas government - POLS 1333 is available on-line

from MSU during the Summer I and Fall semesters each year.

*-Any course in literature, western civilization, humanities, philosophy, music history, art history,

theatre history or a two semester sequence of a foreign language.

 +-Fine Arts includes music, art, or theater appreciation.

 

 RRT-BSRC STUDENT MAY CHOOSE ANY COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES
 

COURSE 
Adult Critical Care
Neonatal & Pediatric Resp  
Respiratory Pathophysiology
Clinical Patient Management 
Statistics for the Health Sciences
Education Theory & Practice
Educational-Admin Concepts
Advance Practice Application
Pulmonary Diagnostics
Rehab & Health Promotion
Research & Respiratory Care 
Theoretical Applications
Cardiopulmonary Dynamics
Mngmt of Health Care Services 
Advanced Health Assessment  
Dev Leadership in Resp

 CREDITS
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

The academic foundations courses can be taken at MSU or any regionally accredited college or university. If not taken at MSU, these courses will need to be transferred to MSU. These academic foundations courses can be taken before, during or after completing the MSU respiratory courses.

 

RRT to BSRC Degree Plan.

 

ADMISSIONS


Registered Therapists who wish to begin taking the respiratory care courses should first apply for MSU admission here followed by admission to the Respiratory Care Program. Please have official transcripts sent to MSU from all colleges or universities you have attended.  Please include an official transcript documenting completion of a Registry-Level Respiratory Program. 

Students may enter the RRT-BSRC program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester (Summer includes both Summer I and II sessions - 10 weeks).

PROGRESSION POLICY FOR BSRC DEGREE

A minimum grade of 75 (C) is required in all respiratory courses.  Failure to attain a minimum grade of C in these courses will prevent the student from progressing in the program.  A student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any respiratory care course may repeat the course one time.  Any student who fails to achieve a grade of C in any two respiratory care courses will be dismissed and not eligible for re-admission.