New Issue Paper and Position Statement Released

 Published: September 26, 2019

By: Heather Willden


The AARC is pleased to present the next roadmap for the profession. Two key elements of this strategic plan are the BS-entry degree in respiratory therapy, or health sciences with a concentration in respiratory therapy; and the need to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential prior to entry to practice. The AARC Board of Directors approved the following documents which presents the evidence and justification for these recommendations. Please review the executive summary, the position statement, and issue paper which explains how the AARC is providing leadership for the profession through 2030 and beyond.

Download the Position Statement
Download the Executive Summary
Download the Issue Paper

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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