The next generation of respiratory therapists: Student recruitment and selection

Donna D. Gardner, David L. Vines

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Successful outcomes are vital for respiratory care education programs. These outcomes rely heavily on student recruitment and selection. Future graduates practicing respiratory care must have a basic understanding of respiratory care and possess the advanced skills that enable them to problem solve, communicate effectively, and become active leaders in the health care team [22]. It is the responsibility of respiratory care educators to produce the respiratory therapists of the future. It is crucial for the faculty of respiratory care education programs to recruit and select candidates who will complete the educational program and develop the technical and critical-thinking skills needed to pass the advanced level credentialing examinations and succeed in the respiratory care profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-369
Number of pages15
JournalRespiratory care clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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