• 2021 Virtual House of Delegates Meeting Application Deadline & Important Dates by Tarisha Latimer, RRT, RCP June 3, 2021

    The American Association for Respiratory Care House of Delegates (HOD) and Board of Directors (BOD) recognize the importance of our student members. Respiratory Care Students represent the future of our profession and are vital to our goals as an organization. In an effort to help them to know more about the profession they have chosen, the HOD/BOD welcomes students to attend their meetings. Student attendance at the AARC House of Delegates meeting promotes understanding and awareness of the inner workings of the AARC. This activity supports initiatives to increase student membership and retention of their membership post-graduation. This also serves as a method of developing new leaders for the state affiliates and the AARC.

    Any student who wishes to participate in the HOD Student Mentorship Program must apply prior to the established deadline June 11th (no exceptions). This includes students that are sponsored by their state affiliate. If the application is not received by the due date June 11th, a student will be denied admittance to the House of Delegates meeting.

    2021 Virtual House of Delegates Meeting Application Deadline & Important Dates
    • House of Delegates Meeting Dates: July 13 & 14, 2021
    • Application Opens: May 7, 2021
    • Application Deadline: June 11, 2021
    • Students will be notified if they have been accepted to attend the HOD no later than June 14, 2021

    In order to participate in the HOD Student Mentorship program, applicants must be a:

    • Student AARC member currently enrolled in a Respiratory Care program and in good standing. He/She must possess a minimum GPA of 2.5


    • Recent graduate of a Respiratory Care program (having graduated in the same year as the HOD meeting they wish to attend) whose attendance at the HOD is sponsored by their state affiliate as a component of a mentorship/scholarship program.


  • Providence Health Announces RT Residency Program by Tracy Cook, MSc, RRT, RCP May 17, 2021

    The RT Residency Program application is currently available at: https://www.yourprovidencehealth.com/for-healthcare-professionals/respiratory-therapist-residency-program

    The program begins on September 13, 2021, and will run 8 weeks.


    If you have any questions, contact Marlena Davis.
    P 803.256.5871

  • Calling for Nominations for the 2022 SCSRC Board of Directors by Tracy Cook, MSc, RRT, RCP May 13, 2021

    Respiratory Therapists around the globe stepped up over the last year and truly showed the world we are ready and qualified! More than ever, the future of Respiratory Care is primed for exciting opportunities. Now is the time for us to set the pace to define and shape the trajectory of our profession. If you or someone you know feels motivated to get involved in the SCRSC, NOW IS THE TIME! We are current accepting nominations for our elected Executive Board of Directors and we have several opportunities to serve on committees. I truly believe that there is a perfect person to meet each need of the SCSRC and our RC community. If you are interested in serving in any capacity, please contact Tracy L. Cook at elections@scsrc.org to express your interest.

    The South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care is currently accepting nominations for the following 2022 Board of Directors positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Delegate, and Junior Regional Directors for each region All nominees must be a licensed practitioner within the state and in good standing as an active member of the AARC/SCSRC. Candidates must be willing to serve the entire term of office and to attend all necessary events and meetings pertaining to their office, including four board meetings each year. Other desired qualifications specific to the office are as follows:

    President Elect – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee and/or Regional Director. This is a three-year term (3) that transitions into President, and Immediate Past President.

    Secretary – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee, as a Regional Director or as an active Committee Chair. The Secretary should have good organizational and time management skills. The Secretary is responsible for maintaining all SCSRC permanent records, reports and minutes from all executive and board of directors meeting. The secretary is responsible for preparing the agenda and maintaining minutes and reports. This is a two (2) year term.

    Delegate – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee or as a Regional Director. The Delegate serves the voting members of the SCSRC as specified by the AARC bylaws. Delegates shall serve as a voting member of the SCSRC Board of Directors. Delegates must commit to attend the SCSRC BOD meetings as well as AARC summer and House of Delegates meetings. SCSRC Delegates serves as an ambassador of the SCSRC and should be well versed in the SCSRC operations, Robert’s Rules of Order, professionalism, including professional communication, etiquette and ethics. The term of the office is 4-years with one delegate being elected every two years.

    Regional Directors for the 4-regions (Coastal, Midlands, Pee Dee, and Piedmont) – Prior experience serving as an active committee chair or member is preferred. The term of office for a Director is two (2) years, serving year one as a junior director and year two as a senior director. To serve and meet the needs of our community, the state is divided into four regions. The junior regional director will assist the senior regional director in providing guidance and opportunities for educational and networking opportunities within their region. The senior director will mentor the junior director as assist the junior director in planning and sponsoring a one-day educational event in their region.

    Please consider nominating a fellow therapist or maybe yourself today. Nomination and application forms can be found on the SCSRC website:

      SCSRC Board of Directors Nominations – Deadline for Nominations is May 25, 2021

      SCSRC Board of Directors Applications – Deadline for Applications is May 30, 2021

    We look forward to working with you!

  • SCSRC PACT Announcement by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP April 29, 2021

    Janet Carter, the SCSRC PACT committee chair, has set up a conference line meeting with Senator Tim Scott’s staff to discuss the Telehealth and Diversity bills. Please feel free to join in! The conference number is 864-725-5963 and is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 3rd at 2 pm EST.

  • 2021 SCSRC Scholarships & Awards by Selma B. Watson RRT, RCP February 15, 2021

    SCSRC Scholarships 2021It’s scholarship application time again. The application links for the 2021 SCSRC Entry Level Student Scholarship, 2021 SCSRC/Trish Blakely Memorial Higher Education Recognition Award, 2021 SCSRC Practitioner of the Year Award, and 2021 SCSRC Department of the Year Award are listed below.

    Applications and Guidelines:

    2021 SCSRC Entry Level Student Scholarship

    2021 SCSRC/Trish Blakely Memorial Higher Education Recognition Award


    2021 SCSRC Practitioner of the Year Award

    2021 SCSRC Department of the Year Award