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Updated 4 hours ago

Doing well on the new NBRC board exams as from January 2015 - 231 Replies

[QUOTE who="School 4 now1 in Home, South Carolina"]I just failed the Sims by 4 points!! I could not select the appropriate vent settings to save my...


Updated 5 hours ago

RT programs in Houston TX - 23 Replies

Just wondering how the job prospects in RT are going now? Are jobs hard to come by? Thanks!


Updated 2 days ago

Used NPS Kettering/Lindsey Jones study guides. - 2 Replies

Completely missed the outline on the NBRC website somehow. Just what I was looking for so I know what to focus on. Thank you! I too have that same...

Restless in Paradise in Undisclosed, Texas

Updated 3 days ago

Stay far, far away from Respiratory!!!! - 90 Replies

Stay away. There are no jobs and no money out there. This "profession" is like the adopted child of the medical field family that nobody wanted. No...

KB in Houston, Texas

Updated 5 days ago

Travel Therapist ??? - 499 Replies

Anyone here a travel therapist or worked as one? I'm currently looking into agencies but not sure which one is better. Looking for good pay,...

FreeSpire in Mount Airy, Maryland

Updated 6 days ago

i need help passing!!! - 68 Replies

i keep getting 69-74's on my crts i am horrified how will i even pass the rrt if i cant pass the crt and im a bracket of the 3 years after...

Trina in Spokane, Washington

Updated 9 days ago

New Grad here - 236 Replies

Hello all! So I have been out of school for 6 months now. I graduated from Kaplan College in Phoenix, AZ but moved to CA after graduation. I am...

Kristinz228 in Palm City, Florida

Kettering NPS home study course material for sale

Kettering NPS home study course material for sale. I am selling my Kettering NPS home study books. The set includes the study guide, addendum,...

DNex in Dayton, Ohio

Student Respiratory Care Forum

Are there any student RT forums in cyberspace? Good ones?

Sarah in Lexington, Kentucky

Updated 18 days ago

CRT from a one year program becoming a RRT. - 6 Replies

Need some help. Went to a one year program 33 years ago. Became a CRT and have been working mostly in ICU and NICU. Lots of experience. Never has...

Dan Walter in Deland, Florida

New: A safe place to report dangerous patient safety conditions ...

Having family members in Allied Health, I know that troubling things go on at hospitals and workers don't feel that it's safe to report the problems...

crangel in Los Angeles, California

Updated 20 days ago

Is RT really a good career choice? - 48 Replies

I am seriously contemplating becoming an RT and everyone keeps telling me are you sure? all your gonna see is people dieing and old people who cant...

Raquel Romen in Alhambra, California

Updated 22 days ago

How is the RT program in Mount San Antonio College? I only see other colleges on this board. Thank you! - 19 Replies

How is the RT program in Mount San Antonio College? I only see other colleges on this board. I'm in the process of trying to get into the RT...

SJW in Hamburg, New York

Updated 22 days ago

Is a Bachelors Degree in RT necessary? What about the BS in RT that is offerred by CCSD? - 167 Replies

Does anyone have any feedback as to whether a Bachelor's Degree is of any benefit in the RT field? I'm attending CCSD, and they (of course) are...

Cristine in Pacoima, California

Updated 25 days ago

Why does Respiratory Care have boards that nobody can pass? - 14 Replies

So, I have a classmate I graduated from my school still unable to pass the boards, and actually failed by 1 point the 2nd time....on decision making,...

Jay in Hampton, Georgia

Updated 27 days ago

current respiratory therapy student and i want out - 44 Replies

I'm a second year student, finished all of my competencies, got one more semester and a summer left of classes and clinicals yet I DO NOT want to be...

newrrt in Kissimmee, Florida

Updated 28 days ago

My Daughter NEEDS HELP - 9 Replies

I am trying to find help for my daughter, she has taken the respiratory therapy test so meany time i have lost count, please help she has the...

Justine in Los Angeles, California

Updated 29 days ago

Anyone attend Concorde Career College in CA...? - 227 Replies

What are the requirements? Did you take the advanced program? Was finding a job easy afterwards? What was salary like right after graduating?

newrrt in Kissimmee, Florida

Updated 29 days ago

NBRC- RRT- Clinical Portion - 256 Replies

Hey everyone, I am on the lookout for some help with attempting the RRT- Clinical portion offered by the NBRC. If there's anyone whose attempted...

BreatheDeep in Sonoma, California

Updated 1 month ago

resp therapy - 2 Replies

Is 46 too old to start school for resp therapy?

Marie in Downey, California

Updated 1 month ago

Kettering CPFT or RPFT - 96 Replies

Has anyone purchased both the CPFT and the RPFT books and discs from Kettering? When I got the CRT books and disks 2 yrs ago, they were very similar...

Jaime Flynn in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Updated 1 month ago

NPS study material - 1 Reply

Hi! I recently purchased/completed the Kettering home study system to prepare for the NPS exam. I have done the free self examination as well as...

Angelface7 in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

Respiratory Care Practitioner TEXAS - 14 Replies

Does anyone know how long it will take for the state to process a new license through the Texas Medical Board? This is the only step holding me back...

Christy in New York in Westland, Michigan

Updated 1 month ago

How hard are classes??? - 175 Replies

Im about to start RT school in the fall. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what Im in for..? Are classes really hard? What does a typical day...

HK in Fullerton, California

Updated 1 month ago

If RT's save lives, why are we not as represented/respected as RN"S? - 148 Replies

I have been an RT for 14 yr's. so I know of what I speak. I have silently watched as RT's work Code Blues, weaned patients off ventilators, loved and...

vixen in Leesburg, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

Can't find a job as an RT.... - 17 Replies

I live in the los angeles area. i went to an advance accredited school. i took my CRT and RRT. it has been almost 7 months now since i graduated and...

Excited/Ready for Change in Dallas, Texas

Updated 1 month ago

a good career choice? - 1378 Replies

I am a paramedic and looking into RT as a change of career. Paramedics only make on average about 30-38K A year and usually no room for advancement....

wagnerkj98 in Hollywood, Florida

Updated 1 month ago

kettering vs lindsay jones - 264 Replies

what program is better for review

Leslie in Kent, Washington

Updated 1 month ago

Which is better nursing or respiratory therapist? - 161 Replies

I am completely torn between the two of them and don't know which way to go. Both have there good points and there bad points. But you had to choose...

Formerly Unemployed RRT in Austin, Texas

Updated 2 months ago

Respiratory Therapy.... A Bachelor's degree in the future? - 4 Replies

Hi, I am currently a college student trying to get into the Respiratory program at my local community college. I was doing some research on this...


Updated 2 months ago

looking to buy a used Lindsey Jones CRT/RRT materials.... - 100 Replies

Hi my fellow CRT/RRT students/professionals...I am glad to have found this link in need of help. I am looking to buy a used Lindsey Jones study...

RT student in Rapid City, South Dakota

Updated 2 months ago

RT vs. LPN - 9 Replies

I am thinking about going back to school. I graduated in December of 2009 with a B.S. in Biology. With that degree, I already have all the prereqs...

kenmeyer81@*****.*** in Denver, Colorado

Updated 2 months ago

Help i failed TMC exam - 14 Replies

Hello everyone . I took the TMC exam 10 / 14 / 15 and scored 92 correct answers out of 94 correct answers to qualify for sim . Can anyone help me out...

rich_reeders in Montville, New Jersey

Updated 2 months ago

RTs with a master's degree - 21 Replies

I'm going to be starting RT school this fall, and I'm interested in hearing from some current RTs. I graduated from UGA in December 2011 with a...

Ottisha in West Palm Beach, Florida

Updated 2 months ago

Ask a new RT grad anything! - 24 Replies

I just recently passed my registry. I still have to do my externship but I'm done with school. I'm excited and axnious to enter the real world. Ask...

When in doubt, Intubate! in Roselle, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

How beneficial is Kettering - 1 Reply

I am studying for my RRT and look to get it mid july/August. I have bought coins and look to study a few hours a day. Now when you take these...

Dan in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 3 months ago

What hours/shifts do you work as an RT? - 7 Replies

What are the hours like? Do you feel they are flexible?

Dan in Phoenix, Arizona


Ok so I've been an RT For 6 years now and still a CRT. Yes I know ok a slacker. Well I'm done with slacking and ready to get my RRT. I called and...

When in doubt, Intubate! in Roselle, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

So lets hear the truth, is respiratory therapy really a good job? - 427 Replies

I want to be a respiratory therapist but everyone keeps asking me why? what do they do? so any respiratory therapists out there, what is the answer?

When in doubt, Intubate! in Roselle, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

School Program - 1 Reply

Hello all I would like to know how is it in the respiratory therapist program? Some people try to compare it to a nursing program is that accurate?

Monkeyman in Mountain View, California

Updated 3 months ago

respiratory therapist student new grad with misdemeanor dui - 15 Replies

I wanted to share my misdemeanor DUI experience with the RCB in California There is hundreds of stories and blogs for RN's even resident doctors on...

steve 1985 in Chino Hills, California

Is Registry worth signing up for in Los Angeles

Hey All, Just recently had to move to the Los Angeles area, I have over 10 years experience ED/Trauma, ICU, NICU... i've been applying everywhere in...

steve 1985 in Chino Hills, California

Updated 3 months ago


I have been read a lot of this comments and r u serious that there r job shortage for RT's I am starting school soon and I don't want to waste time...

Unojc in Ohio

Updated 3 months ago

Is Respiratory therapy becoming a bachelor's degree only ? - 28 Replies

At the hospital i work at the therapist are all telling me that i think it is 2013 that a bachelor's degree will be required for all the respiratory...

Unojc in Ohio

Updated 3 months ago

RRT vs. CRT - 3 Replies

This is disheartening, frustrating and just flat out wrong in my opinion. Every individual who passed the CRT exam prior to January 1, 2015 needs to...

Janmrp in Fairmont, West Virginia

I have tried email you but you have not email me ,I need help fpr my Daugherty , we dont have a lot of money

RPSGT/RST in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Polysomnography AKA Sleep Technology - 6 Replies

Hi, I have my associates degree in science( not allied ), took A&P 1 and 2, medical term etc. There is a program, and it would only take me 9...

When in doubt, Intubate! in Roselle, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Is Respiratory Therapy worth it? - 16 Replies

I want to know is studying respiratory care going to be worth it in the end. Am i going to be able to make good money(upper middle class)? Is the job...

When in doubt, Intubate! in Roselle, Illinois

Updated 3 months ago

Interview a Respiratory therapist - 1 Reply

I need to interview a few respiratory therapists. One who has been in the field for at least 3 years is preferred. This would just be about 20 or so...

RBTR in Houston, Texas

Updated 3 months ago

Respiratory Therapy through Independence University - 5 Replies

I have seen many negative reviews about this school and would like some HONEST input from other people. I am currently enrolled in their ASRT program...

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