As a student, you are the future of the profession and we’re happy to support your growth as a respiratory therapist in training.
You will receive discounted rates for the State Respiratory Conference and we hope the links below will aid in your learning and study toward your new career.
To become a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) you will have to pass the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) and Clinical Simulations (or Sims) exams from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). You’ll have the opportunity to take these exams after graduation, passing both with the appropriate scores qualifying you as an RRT.
You can find the NBRC website “here”, as well as more information on the TMC and Sims exams at the top of the “Examinations” page.
There are a few prep guides that you may find useful. Some schools incorporate these guides into their curriculum, but you may find another resource most helpful to your own studies so we’re listing several good options here for you to check out.
Any respiratory care students enrolled in an AARC recognized or accredited educational program is eligible for Student Membership. AARC Student Membership benefits include digital subscriptions to Respiratory Care and much more:
All AARC members get a one-time $40 discount on an NBRC exam.
All AARC student members now have access to a collection of Exam Prep videos. This benefit includes more than 31 hours of video instruction by experts in the field and associated handouts. Student members have unlimited viewing privileges while they are student members.
The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) is the arm of the AARC that supports projects and charitable endeavors to advance the profession. Please visit the ARCF’s website’s Awards Section to learn more about their Undergraduate Awards, Postgraduate Student Awards, Research Fellowships/Abstract Awards, Research Awards and other awards.
There are several online resources that may help your studies
Quizlet – Flashcards are a proven study method and with Quizlet you can make your own digital flashcards or find a set on a course you’re studying another user has posted.
Osmosis – Osmosis is a healthcare learning resources that focuses on education for healthcare providers but has several helpful modules for RT students covering anatomy, physiology, pathology, etc. for the pulmonary and cardiovascular systems.