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Sanford Health
Respiratory Care Program
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Since 1989, Sanford Health Systems (formerly MeritCare) has been affiliated with North Dakota State University in offering the professional phase of a Bachelor of Science degree, major in Respiratory Care. The Sanford Health Respiratory Care Program enrolls up to 12 students annually and offers a curriculum leading to a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) status in the profession of Respiratory Care. Upon completion of the 15-month internship, a certificate of completion is awarded, qualifying the intern to apply for the National Board for Respiratory Care exams. Completion of an additional four-week clinical specialty is needed to obtain the baccalaureate degree. The Sanford Health Respiratory Care program, Fargo, ND is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) (www.coarc.com), 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, TX  76021-4244. Phone:  (817) 283-2835.


RC 496-Tentative Internship Curriculum: 2013-2014

 Fall 2013 (15 credits)

Class/Lab (August 26 - November 8)     

Credits

1. Advanced Anatomy & Physiology

4

2. Gas/Humidity/Aerosol Therapy

3

3. Pharmacology

3

4. Respiratory Assessment

3

5. Lab I

1

6. Clinical I (Nov. 10 - Dec. 21)

  • Adult RC: 3 weeks
  • EKG/telemetry: 1 week
  • Lead therapist: 1 week

1

 

Internship Orientation: August 19
Internship Classes begin August 26
Fall Break: November 25-29, Christmas Break Dec 22-Jan 5

Spring 2014 (15 credits)

Class/Lab (January 6-February 28)            

Credits

1. Adult Intensive Care I

3

2. Mechanical Ventilation I

2

3. Pathology I

2

4. CPT/Hyperventilation

2

5. Neonatal/Pediatrics I

2

6. Lab II

1

7. Clinical II (March 2 - May 3)

  • Adult RC (CCS): 2 weeks
  • Children's RC (PICU/Peds): 2 weeks
  • Essentia: 1 week
  • Lead therapist: 1 week
  • Pulmonary Medicine Clinic: 1 week
  • Pulmonary Rehab: 1 week

3

Spring Break:  One week in Clinical II

Summer 2014 (13 credits)

Class/Lab (May 4 - July 11)                   

Credits

1. Airway Care

2

2. Mechanical Ventilation II

3

3. Pathology II

2

4. Neonatal/Pediatrics II

2

5. Adult Intensive Care II

1

6. Pulmonary Function Testing

1

7. Respiratory Home Care

1

8.  Lab III

1

Summer Break: July 14-18

Fall 2014 (12 credits)

Class (July 14 - Oct. 26)  Professional Issues

Credits

1. Professional Issues

    3

2. Clinical III (July 20-November 1)

  • Adult RC (Gen. Floors, Kindred, ICU, CIC): 4 weeks
  • Anesthesia/OR: 1 week
  • Children's RC (NICU, PICU/Peds): 4 weeks
  • Critical Care Medicine: 1 week
  • Metro Medical Center: 1 week
  • Home Care: 1 week
  • Pulmonary Function Testing: 1 week
  • Sleep Medicine: 1 week
  • Disease Management: 1 week

5

RC 494 Specialty (following completion of RC 496 class/clinical requirements)

4

 NDSU Graduation:  December 19, 2014

Therapist Certificate granted December 18, 2014

 

 

 

 


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