Respiratory Therapist Training Is Accelerated To Fill Shortage

Sanders, Elizabeth
October 2005
Grand Rapids Business Journal;10/3/2005, Vol. 23 Issue 41, pB6
Focuses on a respiratory therapy associate degree program offered at the Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Significance of the associate degree to deal with the shortage in respiratory therapists; Methods used to deliver the program to communities; Grant received to fund the program.


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