MA/MSN Dual-Degree Program

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.


Application Requirements

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. 

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Course Requirement

MA Degree Credits MSN Degree Credits
    “Pure” Nursing Courses 25-29
Foundations in Bioethics I and II
(BETH 401 and BETH 402)
12    
Clinical Ethics Rotation (BETH 405)* 3 Clinical Ethics Rotation (BETH 405)* 3
Capstone in Bioethics and Medical Humanities (BETH 402C) 1.5    
Nursing Credits in Bioethics and Medical Humanities relevant courses* 6 Nursing Credits in Bioethics and Medical Humanities relevant courses* 6
Electives in Bioethics and Medical Humanities outside Nursing School 6    
Mini elective in Bioethics and Medical Humanities 1.5    
MA Total Credits 30 MSN Total Credits 34-38

*Double count 9 credits between the programs.