Hear the powerful stories of respiratory therapists with specialty credentials

    As a respiratory therapist, you save and improve lives every day — your work is vital in the healthcare system. And, as illustrated in the following stories of real-life respiratory care professionals, there is no better way to help more patients and advance your career than to achieve specialization.

    Specialty credentialing within the field of respiratory care signals to employers and colleagues that excellence truly defines you. Whether it’s in adult critical care, neonatal/pediatric respiratory care, pulmonary function technology, or sleep disorders testing and therapeutic intervention, specialization shows that you embody up-to-date expertise in multiple areas of respiratory care. The result is better access to specialty care for patients, along with greater career opportunities and professional satisfaction for you.

    Enjoy these inspirational stories about the power of specialty credentialing in respiratory care. To learn more about how you can demonstrate excellence through specialization, visit our NBRC Specialty Credentialing page.

    Seeing the Big Picture

    Stephen Tarnoczy, BSRT, RRT, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, CCSH, takes pride in capturing a 360-degree view of each patient’s sleep behaviors.
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    The Sky is the Limit

    Kim Burgess, RRT, RRT-NPS, loves taking respiratory care to new heights and helping others soar toward their own career goals.
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    Picture of Mary Mittwede, a respiratory care professional credentialed by the NBRC, sitting in a vintage corvette

    Driven to Succeed

    Mary Mittwede, BSRT, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, has never taken her foot off the pedal as she continually advances her career.
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    Picture of Melissa McVey, a specialty credentialed respiratory care practitioner, on her bike

    Making Great Strides

    Melissa McVey, MPH, BA, RRT, CPFT, has been a champion for specialization in respiratory care and always goes the extra mile.
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    Answering the Wake-Up Call

    Matt Nolan, MBA, BSRC, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, found new life by paying it forward through respiratory care.
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    Angela Rowan, respiratory care practitioner, pictured here in a recording studio

    Vocal Leader for Respiratory Care

    Angela Rowan, BSRT, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, says specialization makes her feel perfectly in tune with her patients’ needs.
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    Angela Butler, respiratory care professional, pictured here on her boat

    Navigating Her Way to Success

    Angela Butler, BIS, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, has taken the wheel after charting a new course for her career in respiratory care.
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