Respiratory Care Program
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 offers a curriculum that prepares the graduate to write national certifying exams administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and leading to a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) credential. 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.
Sanford Health-Fargo Respiratory Care Program
Tuition & Fees
During the professional program/internship, students enroll at NDSU and pay tuition and student fees to NDSU at the student's regular resident rate. According to the agreements that NDSU has with hospital affiliates, NDSU sends the hospital program a designated portion of tuition collected from the student each semester to assist in covering the hospital expenses associated with internship participation. Internships are exempt from tuition assistance grants, such as spouse/dependent discounts and cultural diversity discounts.
Besides NDSU tuition and student fees, student interns will also pay tuition directly to the hospital program to cover expenses associated with educational materials, laboratory equipment and supplies, and mock board exams. This fee for 2015-2016 is $1,000.00. Students are also responsible for purchasing their textbooks (approximately $750.00) and uniforms and providing their own living accommodations and transportation during the internship. The hospital program will provide students accepted into the internship with more information about related program expenses.