Entries by The National Board for Respiratory Care

Policy Elimination

The Three-Year RRT Time Limit policy is no longer in effect as of January 1, 2021. This policy was implemented in 2005 and required new advanced level education graduates to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential within three years of graduation. We have eliminated this policy because candidates are now earning the RRT credential […]

NBRC CEO Contemplates 2020

As I take a look back, some days I feel as if this year has taken forever, and other days, time seems to be flying by. Despite a few curve balls early in the pandemic, I am proud of all we have accomplished in 2020.  Staying in our lane, we have concentrated on getting qualified […]

Outgoing President Reflects

As I reflect upon my tenure as president of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), it’s difficult not to think about how my career as a respiratory therapist has influenced where I am today. I began my career with a simple goal to provide the best care possible to patients and to make a […]

Credential Expiration Dates Extended

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the NBRC Board of Trustees met last week and approved the extension of credential expirations as outlined below. If your NBRC credential expiration falls between March 31, 2020, and February 28, 2021, the expiration date is automatically extended through March 31, 2021. Further, individuals with expirations between March […]

2020 NBRC Award Winners

One of our year’s highlights is recognizing outstanding individuals who have made a significant impact on the respiratory care profession, and this year is no exception. Pivoting from in-person ceremonies to a virtual celebration, NBRC officially presented these awards to honor these very worthy recipients on December 2, 2020. The Albert H. Andrews, Jr., MD […]

On the Virtual Road

The end of the year is typically a busy time for us, and this year is no exception. Even though we are not able to see everyone in person this year, we are excited to speak with leaders in respiratory care and interact with state societies, respiratory therapists, students, educators, and physicians, in an effort […]

Jimmy A. Young, MEd, RRT

An outstanding and dedicated leader, Jimmy Albert Young’s contributions to respiratory care left an indelible mark on the profession. After earning his RRT in 1965, he led a distinguished career in management and education when respiratory therapy was still relatively new. Born in South Carolina, Jimmy was the son of Wallace Young Sr. and Lois […]

Respiratory Care Week 2020

It’s our favorite time of year – Respiratory Care Week! As this special week begins, we wish to honor, celebrate, and recognize YOU. We want to make sure you know your knowledge, passion, and dedication to high-quality patient care, exemplify you as a credentialed respiratory care practitioner. Follow us on Facebook as we celebrate with you and […]

Ashley Szabo Eltorai, NBRC Board Member

We are pleased to introduce Ashley Szabo Eltorai, MD, as a new member of the NBRC Board of Trustees this year. Ashley has been an attending Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine for three years. A typical day for her at the hospital includes supervising or performing a wide variety of […]

NBRC donates $200,000

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Oct. 19, 2020) — The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) announced its pledge to donate more than $200,000 designated by credentialed respiratory care practitioners. The funds—which will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Lung Association, and the Allergy & Asthma Network—were raised through the NBRC’s annual give-back initiative, the […]