SJR State holds respiratory care pinning ceremony

St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony honoring Respiratory Care students. The students were presented with a special pin during the ceremony before faculty, family and friends, recognizing their accomplishments and hard work in completing the program and becoming eligible to pursue a career in respiratory care.

SJR State faculty and administration also honored the clinical sites and technologists from area hospitals who have helped students gain hands-on experience. The guest speaker was SJR State alumnus and respiratory therapist Heather Key, B.S., RRT.     

Students completing the program from Clay County:  Taylor Campa, Kimberly Smith and Kaitlin Taylor. 

Students completing the program from St. Johns County:   Erica Armour, Olga Baranov, Clarence Hull, Ciara Odom, Kevin Ouellette, Selena Ramirez, Chad Sadlowski and Gregory Strong.  

Students completing the program from Putnam County:  Eleanor Hoffman, Ryan McNair, Kimberly Noble, Amos Tweh and Joanna Workman.   

Student completing the program from Duval County:  Latasha Curtis.       

The Associate in Science degree program prepares students for careers as respiratory care professionals. Upon successful completion of the 20 month curriculum, students are eligible to apply to take the national certification exams for Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), both administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

SJR State’s Respiratory Care program is offered on the St. Augustine campus. Specific prerequisites and requirements apply and must be completed prior to the first day of the application period. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Applications for Spring 2017 enrollment are now being accepted through September 15.

SJR State offers additional health programs such as radiologic technology, nursing assistant, health information technology and nursing. For more information on degree and certificate programs in the health field, visit the website at

Respiratory Care group photo

Seventeen students recently completed SJR State’s Respiratory Care program.  Applications for Spring 2017 enrollment in the program are being accepted through September 15.   

Front Row, left to right:  Olga Baranov, Kimberly Noble, Chad Sadlowski, Kaitlin Taylor, Latasha Curtis, Ciara Odom, Taylor Campa and Erica Armour

Second Row, left to right:  Joanna Workman, Eleanor Hoffman, Amos Tweh, Clarence Hull, Gregory Strong, Kevin Ouellette, Ryan McNair, Kimberly Smith and Selena Ramirez



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