Briar Cliff University has signed an articulation agreement with St. Luke’s College – UnityPoint Health, allowing students to pursue a bachelor’s degree in respiratory care.
The Respiratory Care partnership will be structured similarly as Briar Cliff University and St. Luke’s College’s partnership for radiologic technology and medical laboratory sciences programs. Students will start at Briar Cliff, then transfer to receive specialized health care education at St. Luke’s College, and then ultimately graduate from Briar Cliff.
“Health care professionals who are alumni of St. Luke’s College and Briar Cliff University are making an incredible difference throughout the Siouxland community and beyond,” says Dr. Rachelle Karstens, Briar Cliff University President. “As front-line pandemic experts, Respiratory Therapists and the work they do are more vital than ever. We look forward to seeing the impact of this program and this partnership.”
Dr. Lorraine Sacino Murphy, Academic Dean at St. Luke’s College states, “the pandemic has highlighted the critical need and shortage of respiratory care professionals. The partnership between St. Luke’s College and Briar Cliff University demonstrates a commitment in educating respiratory healthcare practitioners. The community can breathe easier knowing we are providing opportunities for growth of the respiratory care profession.”
Respiratory Care will be offered through Briar Cliff University and St. Luke’s College beginning Fall of 2021.