A Personal Note from our president:

Greetings NA2RC Members and website visitors. Much is happening in NA2RC this year, and I’m excited to share with you that for the first time, NA2RC membership has exceeded 1200 members!  Over a hundred participants attended our annual conference in Dallas, and registration had to be closed due to limited space.  This growth reflects the importance of our mission to support and advocate for associate degree programs as the foundation for a respiratory care career pathway.

NA2RC efforts to support the development of a new accreditation body, and thereby assure opportunities for new associate degree programs to become accredited, have been successful.  The Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Care (JRCRC) was recognized by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Education Programs(CAAHEP) on April 14th, with NA2RC serving as the required sponsoring organization. (Contact Dr. Jackie Long-Goding, Executive Director, Phone: 774-573-4944, Email: jackie@thejrcrc.org, for additional information about JRCRC)

Tommy Rust, MEd., RRT, RCP, FAARC