SJR State holds respiratory care pinning ceremony

2018 Respiratory Care group photo

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 recognized the clinical sites and technologists from area hospitals who have helped the students gain hands-on experience. The guest speaker was SJR State alumnus Swinita Moore, RRT, NPS, a NICU therapist at Flagler Hospital.

Students completing the program from Clay County: Zenola Anderson, Desirrae Hamilton and Ann Sandoval.

Students completing the program from St. Johns County: Leslie Doucette, Moneen Evans, Janelle Gay-Levy and Kaley Phillips.

Students completing the program from Putnam County: Kyndel Anderson, Chamberlee Burkes and Cortlyn Ussery.

The student completing the program from Duval County: Jermila Walker.

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 2019 enrollment are now being accepted through October 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

Eleven students recently completed SJR State’s Respiratory Care program.
Front row, from left: Desirrae Hamilton, Kaley Phillips, Kyndel Lacaze, Chamberlee Burkes, Moneen Evans and Janelle Gay-Levy.
Back row from left: Jermila Walker, Cortlyn Ussery, Leslie Doucette and Ann Sandoval.
Not pictured is Zenola Anderson.
Applications for Spring 2018 enrollment in the program are being accepted through October 15.



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020