Welcome to the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care!  The WVSRC is a chartered affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).  The WVSRC is the professional organization for respiratory therapists practicing in the State of West Virginia.  The WVSRC provides leadership to the state profession and offers educational seminars continuing education credits for education and training of respiratory care professionals.

Save the Dates
WVSRC Winter Conference is set at Canaan Valley Resort on February 5-6, 2015.  More information coming soon!

Scholarship Opportunity

The West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care is offering six $100 scholarships to eligible students.  To be eligible you must be in your last year of a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care program in West Virginia, which are listed below.  There will be one winner from each of the six schools. To enter please complete the form (click here) and email it to vestr@wvuhealthcare.com by 11:59 PM December 31, 2014.  Your application will be reviewed by select members or past members of the WVSRC, who are not staff members of any Respiratory programs. They will be blinded to your name and will only see your school and application 1 as an example.  If you have any questions about eligibility please discuss with your program instructors.  The winners will be announced at the WVSRC Winter Conference at Canaan Valley on February 5th and 6th 2015.  You do not have to be present to win.  Good luck!

Eligible Programs:
Carver Career Center
St. Mary's/Marshall University
Pierpont Community & Technical College
Southern West Virginia Community College
West Virginia Northern Community College
Wheeling Jesuit University



Tell Me Again What the AARC Does For Me
So, let's sum it up. Why should you join the AARC?
Professional Growth. Since 1947, the American Association for Respiratory Care has been committed to enhancing your professionalism as a respiratory therapist, improving your performance on the job, and helping you broaden the scope of knowledge essential to your success.
Job Security. The AARC speaks for you. We are the only national professional organization speaking exclusively for the benefit and success of this profession.
Protection of Your Interests. With nearly 52,000 members worldwide, the AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists working in hospitals, educational programs, and other care settings.
Government Advocacy. The AARC continues to work toward the recognition of RTs in all care settings and safeguarding patient safety by ensuring that those who provide respiratory care are competent to do so.
Professional Tools. In addition to offering a full range of services, programs, products, and money-saving opportunities to meet your needs, the organization's major emphasis has been and will always remain the same - helping you grow and develop as a respiratory care professional.
Professional Research and Publications. Award-winning publications keep you up to date on respiratory care science and trends.
Your support of the AARC is integral to the success of the profession.
Each member helps us gain access and strengthen our position and credibility with lawmakers and administrative agencies. By joining us, you strengthen the foundation of this profession.
We're fighting for quality respiratory care. Are you with us?