National Volunteer Week April 12-18, 2015

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.  The RCSW would like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who volunteer to help us in various capacities every year and to encourage others to join in. If you are interested in expanding your involvement […]

Rainier Chapter Free CEU/Social Event February 26th

The Rainier Chapter of the RCSW invites you to a Free CEU/social Event On Thursday, February 26th 6-9pm at Narrows Brewing Company. Topic: Hi-Flow Nasal Applications Presenter: Amanda Spencer, Fisher&Paykel Healthcare Light appetizers provided, no-host bar micro brew and wine available. Questions?? Email Karen LaRoche or

Eastern Chapter Meeting February 11, 2015

The Respiratory Care Society of Washington
with support from Dräger
Eastern Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 0900 – 1200 pm
Providence Holy Family Hospital
Room: HEC 4/5 

RCSW Advanced Degree Scholarship Applications Due March 7th

The Respiratory Care Society of Washington will be awarding student scholarships this year to Washington State Respiratory Care Practitioners who are currently enrolled in Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Programs. To receive an application please, contact:Bob Bonner, RCSW Scholarship Committee Applications are due March 7, 2014

BAS in Allied Health Degree Approved at Seattle Central College

I just returned from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges meeting where they voted unanimously to approve the Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Allied Health at Seattle Central Community College. The degree will initially house four tracks; Respiratory Care, Dental Hygiene (starting next year) Community Health and Education and Health Services Management (Starting in the near future). The Respiratory Care program at Seattle Central is in the process of transitioning to this degree and will accept the first cohort to enter the degree in Fall 2014. This degree approval brings the existing RCP program up to the baccalaureate level as well as opens up opportunities for credentialed working professionals to complete a baccalaureate degree.