The Moraine Valley Community College Respiratory Therapy program received the 2018 Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
This is the first time Moraine Valley’s program has earned this honor from its accrediting body. CoARC recognizes the RRT credential and a program’s ability to inspire and encourage its students in future career successes.
Criteria the CoARC used to select award winners include having three or more years of outcome data; holding accreditation without a progress report; documenting RRT credentialing success of 90 percent or higher; and meeting or exceeding established CoARC thresholds for credentialing success, retention, on-time graduation rate, and overall employer and graduate satisfaction.
“Being recognized for this award means that we are in alignment with the college’s mission. We value excellence in teaching and learning as we are committed to continuous improvement to ensure that our students are prepared for success on their board exams and that they enter the healthcare workforce with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the field of respiratory therapy,” said Carolyn DeWitt, Moraine Valley program coordinator of Respiratory Therapy.
She and her counterpart LaToya Pryor, clinical coordinator, will receive the award during the CoARC reception in July in San Antonio, Texas.