Respiratory Therapy Application Process

Respiratory Therapy

  1. Students who have submitted a complete application and have met the entrance criteria will be invited for an interview with three representatives from the Respiratory Therapy Program.  The openings for the Program will be filled only with qualified applicants.  Applicants will be notified of their status via email and regular mail. 
  2. Students are required to submit proof of immunizations for Varicella, Rubella and Rubeola, a one-step tuberculosis (TB)/purified protein derivative (PPD) test, and a Hepatitis-B or signed refusal/declination statement before the Program begins in the Fall.  The applicant will pick up the Verification of Immunization and Health Status for Clinical Placement Form from the School of Clinical Sciences, have it completed, and returned to the Program Director upon request.  Proof does not need to be submitted at the time of application.
  3. Students admitted to the Respiratory Therapy Program must submit to a criminal background check (CBC) and drug screening/urinalysis testing.  This policy is based on a standard of The Joint Commission (TJC), which requires health care organizations/institutions to verify criminal background information on students who provide care, treatment, and services to patients/clients during clinical activities.  The cost of the CBC and urinalysis test are a student responsibility and is non-waivered and non-refundable.  The CBC and drug screening will be performed only by an external vendor designated by Northern Michigan University and/or the clinical affiliate.  Student eligibility for clinical activities is determined by the clinical affiliated based on the CBC and urinalysis testing.  Inability to participate in clinical activities prohibits successful completion of clinical courses and therefore prohibits program progression, since the classroom and clinical courses must be successfully completed in the same semesters.
  4. Application, Verification of Immunization Form, Reference Letters, and Essay for the Fall Semester are due May 1.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Respiratory Therapy Program fully supports Northern Michigan University civil rights policy and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, family status, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Application practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any characteristics protected by law.