In order to complete the application you will need a copy of your resume, all non-TSU students are required to submit official transcripts, and two recommendations (1 instructor required and 1 other) that can be uploaded. Please note that once you start the application you are highly recommended to complete your application it should take no more than 30 minutes to complete.The Health administration, Health Information Management, Clinical Laboratory Science and Respiratory Therapy programs require an application fee with submission of this document to be reviewed and processed.
Please list in Chronological Order (Last institution First) All Colleges, Universities, or Other Post Educational Institutions Attended.
Candidates must be able to display the medium strength rating, as described by the Dictionary for Occupational Titles, which reflects the ability to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (occasionally: activity of condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently (frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly (constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
Must possess sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion, and other evaluation procedures. Candidates must be able to execute motor movements including the physical/dexterity strength to stand and ambulate and possess the physical/dexterity strength to lift and transfer patients. Candidates must also have the physical strength to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Respiratory therapy procedures require coordination of both gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium, and functional use of the senses of touch and vision. For this reason, candidates for admission to the Program of Respiratory Therapy must have manual dexterity and the ability to engage in procedures involving grasping, pushing, pulling, holding, manipulating, extending and rotating.
Candidates must be able to observe demonstrations and participate in laboratory experiments as required in the curriculum. Candidates must be able to observe patients and be able to obtain an appropriate medical history directly from the patient or guardian. Such observation requires the functional use of vision, hearing, and other sensory modalities. Candidates must have visual perception which includes depth and acuity.
Candidates must be able to communicate in English effectively and sensitively with patients. In addition, candidates must be able to communicate in English in oral and handwritten form with faculty, allied personnel, and peers in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Candidates must also be sensitive to multicultural and multilingual needs. Such communication skills include not only speech, but reading and writing in English. Candidates must have the ability to complete written assignments and maintain written records. Candidates must have the ability to complete assessment exercises. Candidates must also have the ability to use therapeutic communication, such as attending, clarifying, coaching, facilitating, and touching. These skills must be performed in clinical settings, as well as the didactic and laboratory environments.
Intellectual/Conceptual, Integrative, and Qualitative Skills:
Candidates must have the ability to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, and synthesize data. Problem solving and diagnosis, including obtaining, interpreting, and documenting data, are critical skills demanded of respiratory therapists which require all of these intellectual abilities. These skills allow students to make proper assessments, sound judgments, appropriately prioritize therapeutic interventions, and measure and record patient care outcomes. Candidates must have the ability to learn to use computers for searching, recording, storing, and retrieving information.
Behavioral/Social Skills and Professionalism:
Candidates must demonstrate attributes of empathy, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation. Candidates must possess the emotional well-being required for use of their intellectual abilities, the exercise of sound judgment, the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the evaluation and care of patients, and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients. Candidates must be able to adapt to ever-changing environments, display flexibility, and learn to function in the face of uncertainties and stresses which are inherent in the educational process, as well as the clinical problems of many patients.
Candidates must be able to maintain professional conduct and appearance, maintain client confidentiality and operate within the scope of practice. Candidates must also have the ability to be assertive, delegate responsibilities appropriately, and function as a part of a medical team. Such abilities require organizational skills necessary to meet deadlines and manage time. Candidates MUST be able to pass drug/alcohol testing as well as Criminal Background Check.
All students in the professional phase of the Respiratory Therapy Program will be subject to mandatory Criminal Background checks & Drug Screening at least once during their matriculation in the professional program. Students will also be subject to random background checks and/or drug screening throughout the duration of their enrollment in professional courses. Students will be responsible for the associated fees for the aforementioned background checks and screenings. Students should understand that program faculty CANNOT guarantee clinical rotation privileges for any student that is admitted to the RT program and has a subsequent Background Check and/or Drug Screen that is incongruent with the standards of the program’s clinical affiliates.