North Shore Community College’s Respiratory Care Program recently received outstanding news from COARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) concerning their graduates’ passing rate on national credentialing examinations.
In the most recent outcomes report posted on the web, NSCC’s Respiratory Care Program graduates achieved the highest pass rates in Massachusetts on the CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist – required to practice and obtain a license ) and for the RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist – the advanced credential) national licensure exams. The national average for success on the RRT exam is 70.5% but NSCC scored above that average at 96.7%.
“This is a testament to the educational and clinical expertise of all our instructors,” said Maryanne Atkinson, Dean of Health Professions. “Their collective dedication to NSCC and our students over many years has certainly contributed greatly to this accomplishment.”
“These results are certainly impressive and speak to the high quality of our program,” stated Karen Hynick, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “The leadership of our faculty and their focus on rigor is greatly enhancing the technical skills of the next generation in the field.”
“It is truly a team effort to achieve outstanding results on not only the entry level exam but the advanced credential exam as well,” asserted Professor Geri Twomey, Respiratory Care Program Director. “ The program faculty are dedicated educators who bring their many years of clinical experience to the classroom and the clinical component.”