National Association of Associate Degree Respiratory Care

NA2RC Vision

 To advocate for and preserve the associate’s degree educational level for entry into the practice of Respiratory Care.

NA2RC Mission

We support educational programs that are essential to strengthening the high-quality respiratory care workforce needed to treat our patients in all healthcare settings. We advocate for continued educational advancement and provide opportunities for professional development of the practicing respiratory therapist.

NA2RC Values

• Excellence in providing compassionate, safe, and quality care for all patients.
• Excellence in education, assuring inclusion and diversity in educational opportunity.
• Excellence and innovation in the delivery of respiratory care education.
• Stewardship in the management of healthcare resources.
• Professional integrity and teamwork.
• Respiratory Care career and educational pathways that provide seamless transition and credit for prior learning