School of Respiratory Therapy

Take a positive step toward a rewarding career in respiratory care

CHI Health School of Respiratory Therapy Affiliated with Midland University

A Tradition of Success

The CHI Health School of Respiratory Therapy has been in existence since 1972 and was the first respiratory school in the state. The success of our graduates is a tribute to the quality of education they receive. Most of our students have employment commitments prior to graduation. Their success is also demonstrated in the results of the national credentialing exams. The pass-rate of CHI Health graduates has consistently been much higher than the national average. Take a look at what CHI Health can offer you. Then join our team and be assured of taking a positive step toward a rewarding career in Respiratory Care!

College Affiliates

The CHI Health School of Respiratory Therapy is affiliated with Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. Midland University awards credit for the courses taught at CHI Health Immanuel and provides all financial aid services for the school. They can be contacted at, or Midland University, 900 N. Clarkson, Fremont, NE 68025.

Curriculum Description

The curriculum offers an intensive concentration of rotations at the CHI Health campuses in the metro Omaha area. Respiratory therapy students are able to gain knowledge and first hand experience in a number of clinical rotations. The clinical areas include Cardiology, Pulmonary Function/ Blood Gas Laboratory, Pulmonary physician rounds, Pediatrics, Surgery and Respiratory Therapy.

Instruction for Respiratory Therapy students includes didactic, laboratory and clinical practice. 

Each eleven-month study program begins in August and is divided into 3 semesters with the usual school holidays and vacations. The CHI Health program is a bachelor degree program. The requirements for a bachelor degree at Midland University must be met before a degree is awarded.


The CHI Health School of Respiratory Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). CoARC 1248 Harwood Road Bedford, TX 76021-4244


The CHI Health School of Respiratory Therapy is located on the CHI Health Immanuel campus in northwest Omaha. The 601-bed healthcare complex was opened in 1974. 

Admission Requirements

Completion of all degree requirements with the exception of the Respiratory (RET) courses. At Midland University this can be accomplished by:

  1. Taking all courses in residence, or
  2. Transferring courses from accredited institutions (with approval of the Registrar)
  3. Having already earned a Degree (B.S., B.A., A.S., A.A.) from an accredited institution.

At UNK, contact the Health Science Advisor for degree requirements. (308) 865-8260.

For Further Information Contact:

CHI Health School of Respiratory Therapy at (402) 572-2312. 

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The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredits first professional respiratory care degree programs at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Masters Degree level in the United States and internationally. CoARC’s mission is to serve the public by promoting high quality respiratory care education through accreditation services. CHI Health 's program Outcomes data has been posted on the CoARC website