Curriculum Requirements | Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy First-Professional Program
Below are the requirements for entry into the program as well as the professional curriculum. Enrollment is open for Fall. Please fill out the VIP form for inquiries and to begin the application process.
- Prerequisite credit may be transferred into Nova Southeastern University from a regionally accredited college or university. The Office of Transfer Evaluation Services will review all courses for equivalence.
(Prerequisites Subject to change without notice)
|Math (higher than level 1040 one of which must be College Algebra)||6|
|Written communication @ 1500 level or higher||6|
|*Human Anatomy & Physiology 1&2 w/ Lab||8|
|*Microbiology w/ Lab||4|
|*Physics 1 w/ lab||4|
|*General Chemistry w/lab||4|
|* These courses will meet the Natural and Physical Science General Education requirement of 6 credits|
Highly Recommended Courses
|Organic/ Inorganic Chemistry w/ lab||4|
NSU Professional Curriculum
|NSU PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM||Credits|
|Semester 1 (Fall) 16 weeks|
|RCP 3002 Cardiopulmonary A&P w/lab||3|
|RCP-3003 Fundamentals of Respiratory Care / Lab||4|
|RCP-3004 Respiratory Basics & Patient Assessment w / Lab||4|
|BHS 4031 Statistics for Health Sciences||3|
|Semester 2 (Winter) 18 weeks|
|RCP-3501 Clinical 1 (One 8 hr. day/wk. for 10 weeks)||1|
|RCP-3007 Pulmonary Disease||3|
|RCP-3008 Pharmacology for Respiratory Therapy||3|
|RCP-3009 Patient Monitoring w/ Lab||4|
|RRT- 4009 Legal and Ethical Considerations in Respiratory Care||3|
|Semester 3 (Summer) 12 weeks|
|RCP-3502 Clinical 2 Two 12 hr. days/wk. for 10 weeks||3|
|RCP-3011 Mechanical Ventilation w/lab||4|
|RCP-3012 Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics and PFT w/ lab||3|
|RCP-3013 Human and Infectious Disease (non-pulmonary)||3|
|Semester 4 (Fall) 16 weeks|
|RCP-4501 Clinical 3. Three 12 hour days/wk. for 10 weeks||5|
|RCP-4001 Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care w/Lab||4|
|RCP-4002 Cardiopulmonary Technology/Specialties||3|
|RCP-4003 Alternate Respiratory Disciplines||3|
|Semester 5 (Winter) 18 weeks|
|RCP-4502 Clinical 4. Three 12 hr. days/wk. for 10 weeks||5|
|RRT 4006 Leadership and Management in Respiratory Care||3|
|RCP-4100 Clinical Seminar 1||2|
|RCP-4005 Healthcare Research and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|Semester 6 (Summer) 12 weeks|
|RCP-4503 Specialization Clinical 5
Three 12 hr. days/wk for 10 weeks
|RCP-4101 Clinical Seminar 2||1|
|Total Professional Program Credits||75|
|Total Prerequisites and Professional Credits||120|
(Program requirements and curriculum are current as of June 2014. Requirements are subject to change without notice).
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy first-professional program is an established program within the College of Health Care Sciences at NSU. The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Nova Southeastern University to award associates, bachelors, masters, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Nova Southeastern University was first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as Nova University in 1971. Please see the SACS Web site for more information.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
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NO. This program is designed to be on campus.
2 years full-time.
While the program is rigorous, the hybrid format allows flexibility for students who may need to work.
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