A CLINICAL Career in Demand

The Respiratory Care Practitioner is often thought of as a critical care specialist – and they are!  In critical care areas, three professions are present 24/7: the nurse, the respiratory therapist, and the physician working together with other disciplines to provide whole person care.  The respiratory care practitioner serves in inpatient and outpatient clinics with all age groups from labor and delivery, to birth through adulthood. Your clinical career starts with an orientation to patient care in the first quarter and by the second quarter onwards you will be in hospital training.

Why Loma Linda University

  • From your first quarter in the program, you will learn to provide cardiopulmonary care for patients under physician direction.
  • You will train onsite at Loma Linda University Health medical centers within four months of starting the program.
  • You will learn under the mentorship of leaders in respiratory care who have pioneered respiratory care development around the world
  • You will experience diverse specialties from neonatal to adult care at the regional trauma referral center for ¼ the state of California
  • You will study with the university rated #1 in the USA for highest average starting salaries for graduates at BS degree level
  • You could become an alumni of the #1 ranked university in the USA for graduate satisfaction for making the world a better place!
  • You could get a job in California, nationwide or in many countries around the world.
  • You could get involved with humanitarian service opportunities around the world.
Veronica Kim Entry-Level BS in Respiratory Care
Veronica Kim Entry-Level BS in Respiratory Care
Veronica Kim is the first Entry-Level BS in Respiratory Care student to be selected for the American Thoracic Society Student Scholars Program. She will attend the full conference and have the opportunity to interact with and be mentored by scholars in the field.

Program Expectations

  • To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
  • To prepare leaders for the field of respiratory care by including curricular content that includes objectives related to acquisition of skills in one or more of the following: management, education, research, AND/OR advanced clinical practice (which may include an area of clinical specialization).

Program Accreditation Information

  • Only the Entry Level Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care program accreditation is provided by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), www.coarc.com. Our CoARC program number is 200161.The Advanced Practitioner - Respiratory Care Bachelor of Science degree advancement program is not CoARC accredited.
  • CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.
  • Additional accreditation information and programmatic outcomes data is provided by CoARC.

Program Outcomes

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Program Faculty

Abdullah Alismail, PhD, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, FCCP, FAARC, ATSF

Abdullah Alismail, PhD, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, FCCP, FAARC, ATSF

Associate Professor & Program Director for: Entry-level BSRC, MSRC, and Polysomnography Certificate

Abdullah Alismail is the Associate Professor and Program Director for the Entry-level Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Program, Master of Science in Respiratory Care Program, Certificate in Polysomnography.



Paul M Casillas , MSRC, RCP, RRT, ACCS

Paul M Casillas , MSRC, RCP, RRT, ACCS

Director of Clinical Education