National Association for Associate Degree Respiratory Care

The Beginnings:

In October 2010, the National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges (NN2) held its annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky.  During that conference, the NN2 hosted a Respiratory Care Education Roundtable to facilitate discussion of emerging proposals promoting baccalaureate degree as the entry level into Respiratory Care.  This roundtable along with other meetings previously attended by NN2 leadership culminated in a national outpouring of emails and phone calls to NN2 from those interested in continuing to support associate degree level entry into Respiratory Care.  As a result the NN2 President appointed a Respiratory Care Subcommittee of the NN2 Advocacy Committee, which met in December to form a new organization to enable supporters to advocate for associate degree Respiratory Care education.
 
The organizers have incorporated this new organization as the: National Association for Associate Degree Respiratory Care (NA2RC).

This organization will function with the following mission: “NA2RC advocates for Associate Degree Respiratory Care education and practice.”

Now you can support associate degree respiratory care by becoming a charter member.   By joining NA2RC you will help fulfill the vision “To confirm the role of the Associate Degree for entry into the Respiratory Care educational and career pathways.”  NA2RC will function as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and will use funds to promote Respiratory Care education and practice in accordance to our bylaws, vision, mission and goals.

Take a moment to review all of the benefits of membership.

Eligibility for Membership – Membership is open to individuals and agencies interested in the goals and objectives of the organization.

Membership Classification:

Individual Members - Membership fee: $25.    Respiratory Therapists who have an interest in associate degree respiratory care education. Individual members have all the rights of membership, shall  have one vote, and have the right to hold office.    
 Associate members -Membership fee: $25.       Individuals other than respiratory therapists that have an interest in associate degree respiratory care education. Associate members have all the rights of membership, shall have one vote, and have the right to hold the office of Director.
Institutional Members - Membership fee $200.   Institutions of higher education that have an interest in associate degree respiratory care education.
Agency - Membership fee: $500.   Organizations that have an interest in associate degree respiratory care education.
Student Members - Membership Fee: $5.   Individuals who are currently enrolled in an educational program who upon completion will be eligible for individual membership.