MA/MSN - Master's in Nursing - Vanessa

Vanessa is a dual-degree student pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing and MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. She talks about how Case Western Reserve University helped her be flexible with her busy schedule while she was in the program. Vanessa also completed a study abroad program in France, which helped her compare and contrast the way they do things in Europe with what we do in America.

This program combines the Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities with the Master of Science in Nursing, in cooperation with the School of Nursing. The program provides excellent preparation for advanced practice nurses to gain knowledge about the principles and problem resolution techniques that are foundational to bioethics.

The combined MA/MSN program will enable students to obtain graduate preparation in both fields, contributing to the integration of ethics in advanced practice nursing and thereby increasing the availability of ethics expertise to the nursing community.

Students must apply and be accepted to each program to qualify. Students may take courses required for each program concurrently or may complete the requirements for one program prior to beginning the requirements for another. The Department of Bioethics accepts 6 credits of required elective nursing school courses toward the MA elective requirement. The nursing school accepts 5 credits of the required Foundations in Bioethics I course towards the MSN degree requirement.

For more information about this program, please contact Barbara Daly, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.N.N., at 216.368.5994. To receive an application, call 1.800.825.2529, or send an email request to: