2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Respiratory Care, AAS for Transfer to UAMS BS in Cardio-Respiratory Care


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About This Degree

This curriculum is designed for those who plan to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Therapy degree at National Park College (NPC) and transfer to the University of Arkansas for Medical Science to complete a Bachelor of Science in Cardio-Respiratory Care.

NPC Mentor: Paul Lowe (Paul.Lowe@np.edu) 501-760-4187

Prerequisite NPC courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

UAMS Pre-Admission Requirements:

  • Applicant must have earned the National Park College Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care
  • Applicant must have a current NBRC RRT credential (or completion with 6 months from graduation if the student is a new graduate.)
  • Applicant must meet other University requirements

Please note: Completion of all Pre-Admission Requirements does not guarantee admission to the program

Contact Janice Ivers, Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, for more information.
501 760 4289 or Janice.Ivers@np.edu

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.

*The curriculum prepares you for licensure/certification in Arkansas.


General Education Core - 31 Credit Hours

77 Total Program Hours

Additional Hours

UAMS recognizes 77 NPC credit hours from this Associate of Applied Science degree.

UAMS will also accept the following NPC courses as Program Electives for a maximum of 101 transferable hours.

Remaining Courses to be Completed at UAMS

      Semester Hours
CHPI  4310  Multicultural Health Summer 3
RESP  4330  Research and Evaluation Summer 3
RESP  4301  Healthcare Systems in America Fall 3
RESP  4241  Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis Fall 2
RESP  4342  Critical Care Practices Fall 3
RESP  4140  Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Fall 1
RESP  4257  Literature Review Fall 3
RESP  4700  Directed Study in Professional Practice Spring 4
RESP  4146  Foundations of Respiratory Care Education Spring 1
RESP  4244  Scholarship Project Spring 1
RESP  4355  Leadership and Management Spring 3
RESP  4452  Disease Management Spring 3
      Total UAMS 30
      Total Hours 131