Respiratory Care Program (Florida)
Students enrolled in the Respiratory Care Program at an affiliated college or university complete their clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
Three primary factors make Mayo Clinic an ideal educational setting for you to receive your respiratory care training:
- The breadth of respiratory conditions and care procedures you'll experience
- The large volume of patients requiring respiratory testing and therapy
- A diverse and highly educated faculty committed to your success
The Associate of Science in Respiratory Care at Florida State College is a two-year academic program designed to prepare students to become entry-level respiratory care therapists.
Clinical experiences are offered at Mayo Clinic hospital, part of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
Florida Community College at Jacksonville's Respiratory Care Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC). For more information on Respiratory Care field also refer to: American Association for Respiratory Care and the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.
Higher Learning Commission
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Chicago, IL 60602-2504
Fax: (312) 263-7462
To participate in the Mayo School of Health Sciences Respiratory Care Program clinical rotations, you must be enrolled in the Respiratory Care Program at an affiliated college or university. For more information or to enroll, please contact:
Florida State College
Respiratory Care Program, North Campus
501 West State Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
email@example.com or Info@fscj.edu
Concorde Career Institute
Respiratory Care Program
7960 Arlington Expressway #120
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Mayo Clinic's inpatient care facilities — Mayo Clinic hospital — and its Emergency Medicine team administer respiratory testing and respiratory care therapy to thousands of patients each year.
Graduation and Certification
If you are attending Florida State College, when you successfully complete their Respiratory Care Program, you will receive an Associate of Science degree.
Graduates of Respiratory Care programs are eligible to take the nationally recognized Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) examination immediately after graduation. After successful completion of the CRT examination, you are eligible to take the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) advanced level examinations.
Students spend one day per week at Mayo Clinic hospital during the introductory clinical phase. Second year students rotate three days a week (eight hour days) at Mayo Clinic hospital.
Students also rotate to other medical facilities in the Jacksonville area.
Each year the number of students admitted to the Respiratory Care Internship at Mayo School of Health Sciences at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville varies.