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Program Description:

The Associate Degree in Sciences of Respiratory Care program is created to train the student with theoretical and practical foundations that are required to perform as a respiratory therapy professional. The student must demonstrate mastery of therapeutic techniques, diagnostic methods, and patient evaluation through supervised practice. Once the program requirements and the required hours of clinical practice have been completed, the student will be prepared to take the Board for Respiratory Care Technicians and obtain the license in accordance with the laws established in Puerto Rico.

Program Objectives:

Students of the Associate Degree in Sciences of Respiratory Care program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to make decisions based on critical thinking and analysis of clinical information.
  • Master the necessary skills to properly execute the techniques or procedures to help diagnose and treat patients.
  • Correctly manage the equipment related to their profession, including technological equipment to guarantee quality cardiopulmonary care.
  • Perform in the profession in a legal, ethical, and safe manner demonstrating respect for universal values.
  • Contribute to the development of the Respiratory Care profession, participating in the promotion of community health, disease prevention and professional organizations as a specialist and professional in the field of Respiratory Therapy.

For more information, please contact

Dra. Joseline López Lebrón, EdD, MSN, RN
787-998-8997 ext. 1003

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Effective January 31, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on January 31, 2024. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 Note: Upon granting of initial accreditation by the ACEN Board of Commissioners, the effective date of initial accreditation is the date on which the nursing program was approved by the ACEN as a candidate program that concluded in the Board of Commissioners granting initial accreditation.