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Respiratory Care Program at Union College

Mitchell O'Shea, MA, RRT-ACCS, NPS, CPFT, CES

Academic Specialist/Program Director, Respiratory Care

Plainfield Campus

Phone: (908) 412-3573


Mari Stack, BSRT, RRT

Academic Specialist/Director of Clinical Education


Plainfield Campus

Phone: (908) 412-3544



Click here for information about the Respiratory Care, A.A.S. program at Union College.



About This Guide

This guide has been created to help you find general information about Union College's Respiratory Care Program, and to locate related information resources available in the College Libraries and on the World Wide Web. 

If you need further assistance in your research, don't hesitate to contact the Respiratory Care librarian, Elsa Bruguier, M.L.S., M.A.: 908-412-3569;

What Is Respiratory Care

The two videos below describe the respiratory care profession and are the property of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Life and Breath -- 7-minute video.

AARC Mission, Vision, Goals for the Respiratory Care Profession

As stated on the American Association for Respiratory Care Web site-- 

  • its Mission, "...continue to be the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care
  • its Vision, "...will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of respiratory care, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist
  • its Horizon Goals (2019-2020):
  1. AdvocacyRespiratory care provided by respiratory therapists is recognized and supported in all health care settings.
  2. Communications/marketing: AARC consistently delivers the right message, to the right audience, at the right time, through the right channel.
  3. Education/professional development: AARC offers engaging, valuable professional education that advances the professional practice of respiratory therapy and supports advancement of the profession.
  4. Events/Meetings: The AARC is recognized as the #1 provider of engaging, high-quality world-class educational and research conferences that attract respiratory therapists and inter-professional audiences.
  5. Membership: AARC has an engaged, diverse membership comprised of the majority of practicing respiratory therapists.
  6. Revenue and finance: The AARC produces ample revenues from diverse sources, which are managed to the highest standards.

Subject Librarian: Respiratory Care Program

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Elsa Bruguier
Elsa Bruguier, M.L.S., M.A.
Union College Libraries
Plainfield Campus Librarian
232 East Second Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060

Email or call to make a research appointment.
(908) 412-3569
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