Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

Respiratory Care Program receives Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

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Distinguished RRT Credentialing Success Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Polk State College’s Respiratory Care Program has received the Distinguished RRT (registered respiratory therapist) Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The award is presented…

Terri Dixon graduated from Polk State's Respiratory Care program in 2014. She is now a respiratory therapist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

For Polk Respiratory Care Alumna, A Cough Inspired a New Career

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Terri Dixon graduated from Polk State's Respiratory Care program in 2014. She is now a respiratory therapist at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Terri Dixon remembers the exact moment — or rather, the exact cough — that changed the course of her whole life. She was working as a phlebotomist, performing another routine blood draw, when a patient suddenly started…

Alex Uribe

For Alex Uribe, A Dark Past Makes Way for a Bright Future

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Alex Uribe

There’s a kind of light that radiates from student Alex Uribe, a genuine desire to do something good in this world, that is all the more remarkable for how many times life has tried to…

Student Profile: Kellie Mislovic, Respiratory Care

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Kellie Mislovic had a dream of being a healthcare professional and helping people. Having a family and other responsibilities caused her to leave that dream unfulfilled for a decade. The economic downturn that adversely impacted…