Articles tagged with: Degree Advancement

Should You Get Your Masters? Let’s Discuss

November 24, 2020

Should You Get Your Masters? Let’s Discuss

Have you found yourself wanting to widen your career potential? We speak with member Megan Koster, about pursuing a master's degree.

 

Starting a Step Ahead – Entering RT With a BS Degree

December 18, 2019

Starting a Step Ahead – Entering RT With a BS Degree

What is the value of entering the respiratory therapy profession with a bachelor’s degree? We asked two AARC members to share their answers to this question. Opening a new door “My bachelor’s of science degree in biology was a valuable asset as I entered respiratory school,” said Mary Bina, MS, RRT, RRT-NPS. “As an undergraduate... Read more »

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Career Pathway Program Eases Transition to Bachelor’s Degree Completion

December 26, 2018

Career Pathway Program Eases Transition to Bachelor’s Degree Completion

Tina Siddon, second from left, looks on as her students practice their RT skills in the lab.” Madisonville Community College in Madisonville, KY, is a great school that graduates competent respiratory therapists. Faculty are passionate about blending high expectations, student support, and innovative technology — including high fidelity interprofessional simulation — to create graduates who... Read more »

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Career Pathways Move RTs Forward Through Degree Advancement

July 25, 2018

Career Pathways Move RTs Forward Through Degree Advancement

The AARC Career Pathways Committee explores ways to help move RTs along in their career through degree advancement programs. It focuses on helping students learn how to keep competitive and plan what to do after graduating from an associate’s degree. “Our committee has been looking at ways to highlight the importance of pursuing baccalaureate degrees... Read more »

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To Do List: Earn Your Associate’s Degree. Check! Now on to Earning Your Bachelor’s Degree

June 13, 2018

To Do List: Earn Your Associate’s Degree. Check! Now on to Earning Your Bachelor’s Degree

Respiratory therapy students all across the country recently walked across the stage to accept their associate’s degree in respiratory care. Most of them are already in the workforce, learning the ropes at their first real jobs in the profession. For a growing number, though, the associate’s degree is just the first step in their education.... Read more »

 

The Master’s Pursuit

May 23, 2018

The Master’s Pursuit

As you plan your career and education goals, you may be considering a master’s degree. If you’re pursuing management or the educator career path, the addition of a master’s degree may feel like a given. But what about other career paths? We asked a few AARC members to share their experience and insight on the... Read more »

 

Breaking Through the Excuses to Advance Your Degree – Bethelhem Markos

May 15, 2018

Breaking Through the Excuses to Advance Your Degree – Bethelhem Markos

This month we bring our Breaking Through the Excuses series to a close as we learn how Bethelhem Markos is advancing her degree. Bethelhem’ Story Bethelhem Markos Markos graduated from Boston University with her Bachelor of Science degree in human physiology. She then returned to her hometown of Laurel, Maryland to work for a year... Read more »

 

Breaking Through the Excuses to Advance Your Degree – Christopher Price

April 18, 2018

Breaking Through the Excuses to Advance Your Degree – Christopher Price

This month in our Breaking Through the Excuses series, we’ll learn how Christopher Price, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, is advancing his degree. Christopher’s Story Christopher Price, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, shares his experience and motivation behind advancing his degree. Price has been an RRT for almost 12 years. In August of 2016, he obtained his Adult Critical... Read more »

 

Benefits of Seeking Higher Education

April 18, 2018

Benefits of Seeking Higher Education

By Janelle Gardiner, DHSc, RRT, AE-C AARC Member Janelle Gardiner, DHSc, RRT, AE-C, credits the growth of her career and the opportunities she’s received as a result of her continued pursuit of higher education. Just after graduating from high school I began taking college courses. Like many others, I began working on general education courses.... Read more »

 

Stand Out to Managers, Tips for BSRT Graduates

April 4, 2018

Stand Out to Managers, Tips for BSRT Graduates

The Georgia State student externship enjoy learning and training at their clinical site, Piedmont Atlanta. In photo, Georgia State student externs, the Piedmont Atlanta educator Victoria Liu, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS, ACCS (center, white coat), and Piedmont Atlanta Director of Respiratory Care Valerie David, MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C (far right). You’ve earned your bachelor’s degree, now... Read more »