• Patient monitoring equipment in hospital room with text: "Let your credentials change the world for the better"

The 2022 CHOOSE TO GIVE Campaign

A Campaign to Give Back to the Profession of Respiratory Care

Recognizing the impact of the growing shortage of respiratory therapists on our profession, the 2022 CHOOSE TO GIVE Campaign provides the opportunity to help address the need and change that trajectory for a better, brighter future.

The 2022 CHOOSE TO GIVE Campaign supports the long-term recruitment, retention and advancement of respiratory therapists – and it actually costs you nothing extra to participate. That’s because we’ve built the entire program into our annual credential maintenance fee. Through this give-back initiative, the NBRC Board of Trustees invites you to join us in making a collective difference by designating a portion of your annual fee to fund scholarships, grants and awards for current and future practitioners.


NBRC credentialed practitioners have contributed since October 11, 2021.

How It Works

When you receive your invoice for the annual credential maintenance fee (or annual support, for those who are not subject to credential maintenance), simply check the box to let us know you wish to have a portion of your fee directed to the CHOOSE TO GIVE Campaign.

Each year, when you CHOOSE TO GIVE, you invest in our newest practitioners and demonstrate your commitment to excellence in respiratory care. This campaign is a simple way for the entire respiratory care community to band together in ways that elevate the profession, address the rising shortage of respiratory therapists, and ultimately improve care for the growing number of patients who need respiratory therapy.

Your Choice to Give Matters More Than Ever in 2022

Everything about who you are as a credentialed respiratory care practitioner is centered around giving. You give your time, courage, knowledge, experience, caring and expertise. Perhaps most crucially, you give hope – because where there is breath, there is always hope. The 2022 CHOOSE TO GIVE Campaign allows you to support our respiratory care community and let your credentials be a part of making a shared difference.

And there are more ways to choose to give – simply by sharing your experience. Via our collaborative website, MoreRTs.com, the NBRC has joined forces with the AARC and CoARC to increase recognition of the difference you make in patients’ lives – and the growing need for more respiratory therapists. We invite your support in making others aware of the need for more RTs. By sharing your own experiences as part of our national campaign, you can help bolster our power to make a difference as one collective voice.

We are all working toward the same goal – choosing to give hope and making life better for people with respiratory illnesses.

Hear What People Are Saying


“I am so happy to see this collaboration of respiratory care and these organizations coming together!”

— Sarah


“What a great way to motivate and inspire therapists to participate and support our profession.”

— Jean

Anne Marie

“I love the initiative, as it gives our practitioners an added voice.”

— Anne Marie


“I am excited to see the comradery for such an important campaign! Thank You!”

— Clare


“Thank you NBRC, for making it so easy to support a great cause.”

— Saul


“I love this collaboration of breathing advocates!”

— Sarah


“ What a wonderful idea! Thank you for implementing this program.”

— Patricia


“ I love the program, it can help others and make difference in people’s life and live our greatest desire to give the best care and attention to those that need it. “

— Joina


“ I think this’s a great idea and way to contribute to such a good cause. “

— Nataly


“ Good way to encourage motivate and inspire other therapists to participate in our profession! “

— Jeanesa


“I am all in! Fantastic!”

— Patty


“ I think this is excellent! “

— Anne

The Greater Good

At the NBRC, our core values call on us to support stewardship in our communities of interest. To fulfill our social purpose, we leverage our time, talent and resources to further elevate the respiratory care profession and support healthy communities. The CHOOSE TO GIVE Campaign is part of our mission-driven approach to giving back and engaging our credentialed practitioners in that core value.

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