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Cardiorespiratory Sciences Program
Career Outlook

The Cardiorespiratory Sciences (CRS) Program trains students in the care, management, and life-support of individuals who are experiencing cardiopulmonary deficiencies and abnormalities.

Why Study Cardiorespiratory Sciences at CSN?

A Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy is available.

Students earning a degree are eligible to apply for credentials from the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Credentialing International, and the National Board for Respiratory Care. The bachelor’s degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC).

Graduates can look forward to careers as respiratory care practitioners (RCPs), registered respiratory therapists (RRTs), and cardiac technicians in hospitals, nursing facilities, and educational settings in addition to sales and management roles.

Limited Entry Program

NOTE: CRS is a limited entry program. Students must attend a health programs orientation and meet with a health programs advisor for additional counseling prior to application.

Degrees

placeholderCardiorespiratory Sciences: BAS

Cardiorespiratory Sciences is a multi-disciplined, multi-credentialed program preparing students in care, management, and life-support of individuals having deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The Cardiorespiratory Sciences Program provides a quality academic experience preparing Respiratory Care Practitioners.

placeholderCardiorespiratory Sciences: AAS

Cardiorespiratory Sciences is a multi-disciplined, multi-credentialed program preparing students in care, management, and life-support of individuals having deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The program emphasizes developing competencies that integrate protocols, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and critical pathways into an efficient cardiorespiratory care plan.

Accreditation

COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION
FOR RESPIRATORY CARE  (COARC)
(www.coarc.com) CoARC #200452

Program completion rates (retention, attrition, graduation)
- Attrition: 12.5%

Pass rates on specific credentialing exam/s
- CRT pass rate: 100%
- RRT pass rate: 93.1%

Employment rates post-graduation
- Job placement: 96.6%

CoARC Outcomes
CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes-based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.