Students who graduate with a dual MSN-MA in bioethics will not only be prepared to enhance the care they provide to patients, but also will be prepared to work on issues of public and institutional policy as it relates to the provision of clinical care, to serve on ethics committees, or to conduct education on the ethical foundations of clinical practice. The Bioethics program of Emory University is offered in conjunction with Emory's internationally recognized Center for Ethics.
Emory is one of only three universities in the US offering a dual MSN-MA bioethics degree. Our graduates stand out from other professionals for their ability to address the most timely and challenging ethical issues facing nursing today.
Students will apply to each program for admission separately, and if accepted to both programs will fulfill the requirements of the programs in parallel. Candidates for the dual-degree program must apply to each school separately. Evaluation criteria for admission to the School of Nursing for students in the dual-degree program are the same as those for the MSN program alone; similarly, evaluation criteria for admission to Laney Graduate School for students in the dual-degree program are the same as those for the MA-Bioethics Program alone. Students accepted into the dual-degree program will be notified of acceptance by both schools. If students are accepted into one school but not the other, they may enroll in the school that has accepted them, but not as a dual-degree student. Upon admission to the dual-degree program, students should consult with the appropriate program director of each school to plan their courses of study.
Students will complete the standard 30 credit hours for the MA-Bioethics curriculum, as well as the standard number of credit hours for the appropriate MSN program (variable depending on program). Students will complete one thesis that meets the requirements for both programs, so thesis hours are likely to be shared.
In all cases, students will complete their first year of coursework in the MA-Bioethics Program and their second year at the School of Nursing. This arrangement is to facilitate the completion of students’ clinical rotations in a coherent and consistent manner.
Students normally complete the MA-Bioethics in 1-2 years, and the MSN in 2-3 years. This dual degree program should not increase time to degree.
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- Foundations in Bioethics
- Bioethics Seminar
- Becoming an APRN
- Staying Healthy
- Clinical Conference in Specialty
- Advanced Health Assessment
- 36 months
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Philosophy & Ethics Nursing View 181 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United States
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