Radford University Carilion - Respiratory Therapy Program

Radford University Carilion - Respiratory Therapy Program Respiratory Therapists (RT) diagnose/treat patients with disorders associated with the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Our mission is to prepare professional, ethical, knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate registered respiratory therapists.
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Radford University Carilion is the Roanoke campus of Radford University.

Radford University Carilion is the Roanoke campus of Radford University.

Mission: The mission of the RTH program is to prepare professional, ethical, knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate registered respiratory therapists.

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Congratulations to the Respiratory Therapy Class of 2020. So sorry you don’t get a “typical” graduation but we are so pr...
05/09/2020
Celebrating the Class of 2020

Congratulations to the Respiratory Therapy Class of 2020. So sorry you don’t get a “typical” graduation but we are so proud of you!!

Whitney Akridge
Michaela Barbour
Kelsey Danieley
Hanna Hatala
Joshua Howie
Hunter Mayhew
Sabrina Morgan
Samantha Myers
Jennifer Roach
Mohja Saad
Heather Schmidt
Katharine Wilson

Today, the Radford family honors you!

Alumni Webinar with a Healthcare FocusMay 5, 2020
05/04/2020

Alumni Webinar with a Healthcare Focus
May 5, 2020

Way to go Jefferson College graduate Corey Paxton! Mills & Shannon Dentistry is awesome to recognize healthcare workers!
04/24/2020

Way to go Jefferson College graduate Corey Paxton! Mills & Shannon Dentistry is awesome to recognize healthcare workers!

Congratulations to Corey Paxton! The Mills & Shannon Dentistry team chose you as the first recipient of our Give Back to Essential Workers Project!! Corey is a Respiratory Therapist at Carilion Roanoke Memorial. RRTs are critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. We APPRECIATE all you are doing to keep our community healthy! You were nominated by Lisa, please message us so we can get you your $50 Door Dash gift card! Dinner on us! Two more gift cards to give out, so please enter your friends, family and even yourself!

Our very own Heather Schmidt (in the red and black!).
04/22/2020

Our very own Heather Schmidt (in the red and black!).

With state-of-the-art labs, advanced clinical areas and expert faculty, RUC’s B.S. in Respiratory Therapy will help you heed the call for healthcare heroes, saving lives across the region every day. https://www.radford.edu/content/wchs/home/respiratory-therapy.html

10/21/2019
CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Phillpott and new husband Nick Popejoy on your nuptials this past weekend!  Best o...
08/06/2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Phillpott and new husband Nick Popejoy on your nuptials this past weekend! Best of luck!

American Association for Respiratory Care - AARC
08/01/2019

American Association for Respiratory Care - AARC

Today is World Lung Cancer Day.

Nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancers are caused by smoking. 🚬 🚬

Learn how to be smoke-free at https://smokefree.gov and keep your lungs clear and healthy via FDA Center for Tobacco Products

Have you seen the new faces of Radford University Carilion (RUC)?  They are our very own Class of 2019 graduates Sadie H...
07/24/2019

Have you seen the new faces of Radford University Carilion (RUC)? They are our very own Class of 2019 graduates Sadie Hamric and Constance Agyare!

Radford University Carilion
07/10/2019

Radford University Carilion

It's official. Today, we become Radford University Carilion #RUC and join the Radford Family. We look forward to our future as a thriving instructional site that provides an outstanding, unwavering healthcare education in the heart of the Roanoke Valley.

Congratulations to graduate Sarah Peters (Greer) and husband Joel on their brand new baby girl!
07/08/2019

Congratulations to graduate Sarah Peters (Greer) and husband Joel on their brand new baby girl!

Radford University joins New River Community College to support Health Sciences CampTo inspire future healthcare profess...
06/24/2019

Radford University joins New River Community College to support Health Sciences Camp

To inspire future healthcare professionals, Radford University welcomed a group of high school students on June 11 from the 2019 Health Sciences Camp, hosted by New River Community College (NRCC).

Nine Radford University faculty members introduced their specialties and professions to the 24 health science campers from across the New River Valley. The faculty presenters represent Radford’s Waldron College of Health and Human Services, Artis College of Science and Technology, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the College of Education and Human Development. Faculty from Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS), which will soon become Radford University Carilion (RUC) pending completion of the merger, also served as camp presenters.

“We are excited to partner with New River Community College to support the introduction of these disciplines and potential career paths to students through an innovative interprofessional collaboration,” said Corey Cassidy, Ph.D., associate dean of Waldron College.

Joining Cassidy as presenters during the campers’ day-long visit to Radford were:
• Andi Bender, M.S., instructor of Health and Human Performance;
• J.C. Cook, Ed.D., assistant professor and director of the JCHS Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program;
• Sheila Krajnik, Ed.D., associate professor of Occupational Therapy
• Laura Link, assistant professor and director of the JCHS Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program;
• Chase Poulsen, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the JCHS Respiratory Therapy (RT) program;
• Diane Shepard, M.S., instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders;
• Kerry Vandergrift, Ph.D., associate professor of Social Work; and
• Trish Winter, Ph.D., associate professor of Music and director of the Music Therapy concentration.

NRCC’s Health Sciences Camp is a week-long interactive experience for high school students to learn about the expanding field of health sciences and related career paths.

“The camp encourages young people in the area to develop an interest, explore and gain knowledge about the fields,” said NRCC’s Stephanie Addikis, who along with NRCC Assistant Professor of Nursing Jean Cintron are the Health Sciences Camp co-directors. “In this region, there is a real need for healthcare professionals.”

Cintron added that the camp’s objective was to “open the students’ eyes to the life of a healthcare provider interactively through a full range of hands-on experiences.”

Director Cindy Cunningham and the staff of the Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) introduced the campers to a variety of medical and healthcare experiences. The students confronted real-life healthcare situations, such as illness, injury and pregnancy. The CSC is used by regional nursing students who are then debriefed through the use of video feedback and reflection.

The camp explored a diverse range of healthcare careers and the associated educational opportunities. Winter talked about how music is used therapeutically with patients from across the lifespan and Bender introduced athletic training as a fast-evolving healthcare profession that can range from emergency care to therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation.

“There are many careers in which these young people can make a difference,” said Link. “The MLS program is one that will introduce them to a hidden piece that touches patients through their cells and their blood. The program is a good fit for students who are looking for an exciting career in which advances occur daily.”

Poulsen welcomed the opportunity to introduce the RT program that prepares students for a profession for which there is a critical need.

“The demand for RT professionals cannot be filled,” Poulsen said. “Post-graduation salaries can be high and respiratory therapy can be a solid springboard to other professions in healthcare.”

Poulsen, Link and Cook represent existing JCHS programs offered in Roanoke that are in the process of being merged into Radford University and will become part of Radford University Carilion.

Radford University Carilion will be a healthcare educational site, located on the Carilion Medical Center campus and will be part of Roanoke’s Innovation Corridor. The RUC brand reflects the unique health sciences educational experience that Radford University provides to students and is founded upon an enduring and evolving 30-year partnership with Carilion Clinic.

Cassidy closed the event by encouraging students to consider the many health sciences fields, as potential career paths and as ways to give back. "Thank you for joining us to experience these fields. There are a lot of opportunities for good jobs that help others," Cassidy said.

Jun 10, 2019
Don Bowman
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https://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/news/releases/2019/june/RUatNRCCHealthSciCamp.html

It is with sadness we give our heartfelt sympathies to recent graduate Jenny in the passing of her uncle, Ira Deyerle.  ...
06/19/2019

It is with sadness we give our heartfelt sympathies to recent graduate Jenny in the passing of her uncle, Ira Deyerle. He fought hard, and at least he got to see you graduate and was even a part of it!

If you haven't taken your NBRC Exam yet...
06/14/2019

If you haven't taken your NBRC Exam yet...

Oh Girl!  Congratulations to graduate Seth Smith and wife Jordan on the new addition to their family, baby girl Braven W...
05/20/2019

Oh Girl! Congratulations to graduate Seth Smith and wife Jordan on the new addition to their family, baby girl Braven Willow Smith, born 5/15, coming in at 8.6 lbs! She is adorable!

Congratulations to graduate Julie Ensor on her nuptials this past weekend to Trevor Duncan.  Best of luck to the Duncan ...
05/13/2019

Congratulations to graduate Julie Ensor on her nuptials this past weekend to Trevor Duncan. Best of luck to the Duncan family!

Jefferson College of Health Science's Respiratory Therapy program to receive Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Awa...
05/07/2019

Jefferson College of Health Science's Respiratory Therapy program to receive Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award!

I trolled Facebook for some other photos from Pinning and Graduation:)
05/07/2019

I trolled Facebook for some other photos from Pinning and Graduation:)

I trolled Facebook for some other photos from Pinning and Graduation:)

Class of 2019
05/07/2019

Class of 2019

CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2019 Respiratory Therapy Graduates!  Pinning 2019.
05/07/2019

CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2019 Respiratory Therapy Graduates! Pinning 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2019 Respiratory Therapy Graduates! Pinning 2019.

Big Sister Alert!  Burkley Parker, daughter of graduate Chayla Parker (nee Burkholder) is a big sister to a baby sister!...
05/01/2019

Big Sister Alert! Burkley Parker, daughter of graduate Chayla Parker (nee Burkholder) is a big sister to a baby sister! Congratulations Chayla and Charles!

Most of the Class of 2019 at Spirit Day 2019:)
04/26/2019

Most of the Class of 2019 at Spirit Day 2019:)

Better late than never:(  CONGRATULATIONS to graduate Victoria Ennin on becoming Victoria Annan!  Best of luck to you an...
04/15/2019

Better late than never:( CONGRATULATIONS to graduate Victoria Ennin on becoming Victoria Annan! Best of luck to you and your husband!

April 12, 2019Using simulation, students are immersed in a realistic healthcare situation with multiple injured patients...
04/15/2019

April 12, 2019

Using simulation, students are immersed in a realistic healthcare situation with multiple injured patients, portrayed by standardized patient (actors). The simulation involves students from Jefferson College, Radford University and the VTC School of Medicine. The simulation fosters critical thinking focusing on professional commonalities, complementary practice, and collaboration among practitioners.

This year, the simulation was a tractor-trailer carrying anhydrous ammonia traveling on I-81 and collides with three personal vehicles. Patients from all vehicles are brought in with injuries from the motor vehicle accident and chemical burns to skin and mucous membranes. In addition to injuries, each patient has a medical condition. This year we have a chest contusion from accident with underlying pneumonia, a small frontal lobe bleed from accident with acute myocardial infarction, and a patient in spinal cord shock from the accident with possible miscarriage. The OR is performing a simulated cranial surgery.

Respiratory Therapy studetns are in the blue/gray scrubs:)

Welcome to the newest "member" of the Class of 2019 - Berkley William Arrington was born to dad, Senior Jacob Arrington ...
04/04/2019

Welcome to the newest "member" of the Class of 2019 - Berkley William Arrington was born to dad, Senior Jacob Arrington this past weekend. WELCOME BERKLEY!

Welcome to the newest "member" of the Class of 2019 - Berkley William Arrington was born to dad, Senior Jacob Arrington this past weekend. WELCOME BERKLEY!

So happy for Graduate Lisa Street on her new baby boy!
04/04/2019

So happy for Graduate Lisa Street on her new baby boy!

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic hosted our third annual “Senses and...
03/26/2019

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic hosted our third annual “Senses and ScienceAbility: A Day of Immersion in Arts and Sciences Explorations” on the college’s campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Additional activities were held at the Taubman Museum of Art.

This FREE event, hosted by Jefferson College and the Taubman Museum, gave children of all ages and adults the chance to experience the world of science and art through interactive experiments, activities and presentations. Participants had an opportunity to get hands-on during the event to learn more about the world around them.

The event was open to the public, and welcomed nearly 700 parents, children and caregivers from across the region.

The 2019 Senses and ScienceAbility Festival was presented by Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic, the Western Virginia Water Authority, the Taubman Museum of Art and Roanoke Public Libraries.

The Respiratory Program joined in the learning experience.

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic hosted our third annual “Senses and ScienceAbility: A Day of Immersion in Arts and Sciences Explorations” on the college’s campus at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital in the heart of downtown Roanoke, Virginia. Additional activities were held at the Taubman Museum of Art.

This FREE event, hosted by Jefferson College and the Taubman Museum, gave children of all ages and adults the chance to experience the world of science and art through interactive experiments, activities and presentations. Participants had an opportunity to get hands-on during the event to learn more about the world around them.

The event was open to the public, and welcomed nearly 700 parents, children and caregivers from across the region.

The 2019 Senses and ScienceAbility Festival was presented by Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic, the Western Virginia Water Authority, the Taubman Museum of Art and Roanoke Public Libraries.

The Respiratory Program joined in the learning experience.

Another Wedding!  CONGRATULATIONS to Class of 2018 Sierra Johnson on her upcoming nuptials to Levi Meadows!  Best of luc...
03/26/2019

Another Wedding! CONGRATULATIONS to Class of 2018 Sierra Johnson on her upcoming nuptials to Levi Meadows! Best of luck to you guys!

CONGRATULATIONS! to Kim Welch on becoming Kim Hart!  Best of luck to you and Sean.
03/19/2019

CONGRATULATIONS! to Kim Welch on becoming Kim Hart! Best of luck to you and Sean.

CONGRATULATIONS! Graduate and Preceptor Katie Sutphin is getting married to Adam Jones!
03/13/2019

CONGRATULATIONS! Graduate and Preceptor Katie Sutphin is getting married to Adam Jones!

Respiratory Therapy presents Sudan, with the help of Junior Mohja Saad, who cooked all authentic food!
03/12/2019

Respiratory Therapy presents Sudan, with the help of Junior Mohja Saad, who cooked all authentic food!

Respiratory Therapy presents Sudan, with the help of Junior Mohja Saad, who cooked all authentic food!

Amber Lipes (nee Guth) and husband Travis will be holding something much lighter soon!  Congratulations on their first b...
02/22/2019

Amber Lipes (nee Guth) and husband Travis will be holding something much lighter soon! Congratulations on their first baby, due in September!

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The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) prepares students for advanced practice in clinical, managerial, educational, and research positions. The program produces graduates with the knowledge and skills expected of modern respiratory therapists. With a baccalaureate degree, respiratory therapists are recognized as professionals by government agencies, third party payers, uniformed services, labor unions, and others. Respiratory Therapy (RT) is a unique, growing healthcare profession in which highly-skilled individuals think critically while consulting with physicians and other allied health professionals to diagnose and treat patients with disorders associated with the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience that will enable them to begin and advance their career in the health field.

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