St. John's Hospital, together with Lincoln Land Community College, provides an associate's degree program for advanced-level respiratory care practitioners. The program is 21 months in length. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an associate degree in general education with a major in respiratory care from Lincoln Land Community College and a certificate of completion from St. John's Hospital/Lincoln Land Community College Respiratory Care Program. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the registry exam in respiratory care administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. The Illinois Department of Regulations governs title protection of respiratory care practitioners in Illinois. Both agencies may take into account felony convictions and substance-abuse convictions. Students are involved in more than 800 hours of clinical experience during the program. The board exam pass rate for graduates is high and job placement has been excellent. This program is conducted on a limited enrollment basis. Eight students are accepted each year. Admission to this program involves additional procedures outlined during the information conference. St. John's Hospital/Lincoln Land Community College Respiratory Care Program is accredited as an advanced-level therapist program through the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists.For inquiries about accreditation, please contact:
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, Texas 76021 1-800-874-5615 Program number: 200481
link will take you directly to the Programmatic Outcomes Data page for
all respiratory care programs. For more information
Please contact the Respiratory Care Program office at 217-814-4254 or email Jan Szoke. Please include your name and address.