WVSRC
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.


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2020 CEU Exemption Notification - WV Board of Respiratory Care License Update
A notice from the WVBORC dated June 25, 2020 states the following:

The West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care is providing notice that the requirement for acquiring continuing education units by September 30, 2020 and reporting them to their office during November and December 2020 is hereby suspended by the WVBORC due to COVID-19.

Any continuing education units you may have already acquired since October 1, 2018 may be used as carryover to the 2020-2022 accrual period which begins October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2022.

See attached letter from the WVBORC President Tracy Matthews.

See their website: www.wvborc.gov


RT Student Scholarship Opportunity

RT Student Scholarship Opportunity
The West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care is offering five $120 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 four schools. In the event not all schools have representation we will divide $600 equally among the winners. To enter please complete the attached form and email it to Rodney Vest at rodney.vest@wvumedicine.org by 11:59 PM December 31, 2020.

Your application will be reviewed by select members or past members of the WVSRC, who are not staff members of any of the Respiratory programs, and they will be blinded to your name.  They 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 in February 2021. You do not have to be present to win.  Good luck!

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

<<Download scholarship application Here>>

 


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?