Articles tagged with: Degree Advancement

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 »

 

Breaking Through the Excuses to Advance Your Degree – Laura Hartman

March 28, 2018

Breaking Through the Excuses to Advance Your Degree – Laura Hartman

This month in our Breaking Through the Excuses series, we’ll learn how Laura Hartman, MHA, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, who recently completed her master’s program, advanced her degree. Laura’s Story “I am a respiratory care supervisor at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida,” Hartman said. “In many ways, my Master of Healthcare Administration degree has... Read more »

 

Breaking Through the Excuses to Advance Your Degree – Joseph Ariale

February 21, 2018

Breaking Through the Excuses to Advance Your Degree – Joseph Ariale

For many of us, we face a variety of obstacles that prevent us from pursuing higher education. Barriers may include cost (How can I pay for school?), busy schedules (I don’t have time or I have too many family obligations.), or balancing a full time job (I work full time, how can I also attend... Read more »

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Moving the Profession Forward: Degree Advancement

December 6, 2017

Moving the Profession Forward: Degree Advancement

In 2015, the AARC established a goal calling for 80 percent of RTs to have, or be working toward, a bachelor’s degree by 2020. The AARC provides resources and tools to help individuals and educational programs achieve this initiative. Individual degree advancement Respiratory therapy degree advancement programs provide a pathway for respiratory therapists who have... Read more »

 

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